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Compressed Gas Cylinders


108. Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed gases are used throughout UT Arlington for academic and work related purposes.


  • Valve caps must be in place when cylinders are not in use.
  • Transport cylinders with the safety cap installed and use a cylinder cart.
  • Store cylinders upright and secure them using an approved device.
  • Cylinders should be clearly marked with the correct chemical name.
  • Cylinders containing acutely toxic gases must be stored in a designated area.
  • Required personnel should be trained on the proper handling of gas cylinders.
  • Cylinders must be stored according to their compatibility.
  • Return spent cylinders to their manufacturer for disposal.
  • Hydrostatic test university own cylinders every ten years.