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Safety Considerations for Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Liquids

  • Compressed Gas Association

Abstract

The very properties that make compressed gases and cryogenic liquids useful in almost every area of modern life can also cause hazardous conditions if mishandled. These hazards may vary with the characteristics of the product and how it is stored. Storing gases under high pressure or at cold (cryogenic) temperatures may create a hazard. Gases may be flammable, corrosive, toxic, self-reactive, or cause an explosion. They also may be oxidizing, pyrophoric, or cause asphyxiation.

Keywords

Emergency Response Valve Outlet Liquid Oxygen Safe Handling Cryogenic Liquid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Compressed Gas Association
    • 1
  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

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