Skip to main content

Compressed Gas Cylinders: Markings, Labeling, Visual, Periodic Qualifications, Filling, and Disposition

  • Chapter
Handbook of Compressed Gases

Abstract

Portable compressed gas containers are subject to strict regulation throughout North America. In the United States, the Hazardous Materials Regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT) apply. These are found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) [1]. In Canada, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations [2] require the application of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards B339, Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and CAN/CSA B340, Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2 [3, 4].

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 CFR Parts 100–199 (Transportation), U.S. Department of Transportation, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Gov-ernment Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

    Google Scholar 

  2. Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K IA 0S9.

    Google Scholar 

  3. CAN/CSA 13339, Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9W I R3.

    Google Scholar 

  4. CAN/CSA B340, Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2, Canadian Standards Association, I 78 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3.

    Google Scholar 

  5. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.

    Google Scholar 

  6. CGA C-7, Guide to the Preparation of Precautionary Labeling and Marking of Compressed Gas Containers,6thed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  7. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 CFR Parts 200, 201, 207, 210, 211 for drugs; Parts 801, 803, 807, 820 for medical devices (Food and Drugs), Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

    Google Scholar 

  8. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 CFR Parts 1900–1910 (Labor), Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

    Google Scholar 

  9. ANSI 7129. I, Hazardous Industrial Chemicals—Precautionary Labeling, American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

    Google Scholar 

  10. CGA C-6, Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders, 7 thed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  11. CGA C-6.1, Standards for Visual Inspection of High Pressure Aluminum Compressed Gas Çvlínders, 3rd ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  12. CGA C-6.2, Guidelines for Visual Inspection and Requalification of Fiber Reinforced High Pressure Cylinders,3rded., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  13. CGA C-6.3, Guidelines for Visual Inspection and Requalification of Low Pressure Aluminum Compressed Gas Cylinders, 1sted., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  14. CGA C-8, Standard for Requalification of DOT-3HT, CTC-3HT, and TC-3HTM Seamless Steel Cylinders, 5 th ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  15. CGA C-13, Guidelines for Periodic Visual inspection and Requalification of Acetylene Cylinders, 3rd ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  16. ANSUCGA V-1, American National, Compressed Gas Association Standard for Compressed Gas Cylinder Valve Outlet and Inlet Connections,7th cd., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  17. Pamphlet 17, Cylinder & Ton Container Procedure for Chlorine Packaging, The Chlorine Institute, Inc., 2001 L Street, NW, Suite 506, Washington, DC 20036.

    Google Scholar 

  18. CGA P-15, Filling of Industrial and Medical Non-Flammable Compressed Gas Cylinders, 2 rd ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  19. CSA B620–1987, Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3.

    Google Scholar 

  20. CGA C-I, Methods for Hydrostatic Testing of Compressed Gas Cylinders,7 th ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  21. CGA C-18, Methods For Acoustic Emission Requalification of Seamless Steel Compressed Gas Tubes, 1st ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  22. CGA V-9, Compressed Gas Association Standard for Compressed Gas Cylinder Valves, 2nd ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  23. CGA S-1.1, Pressure Relief Device Standards—Part I—Cylinders for Compressed Gases, 8th ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  24. CGA G-6.3, Carbon Dioxide Cylinder Filling and Handling Procedures, 2nd ed., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  25. CGA P-22, The Responsible Management & Disposition of Compressed Gases and Their Containers, 1 sted., Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

    Google Scholar 

  26. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 CFR (Environmental Protection), Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Consortia

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 1999 Springer Science+Business Media New York

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Compressed Gas Association. (1999). Compressed Gas Cylinders: Markings, Labeling, Visual, Periodic Qualifications, Filling, and Disposition. In: Handbook of Compressed Gases. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5285-7_10

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5285-7_10

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Boston, MA

  • Print ISBN: 978-1-4613-7411-4

  • Online ISBN: 978-1-4615-5285-7

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

Publish with us

Policies and ethics