Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

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Speakers: Chris Bogdanoff, Reva Golden, Russell “Tony” McCrimmon

Brewers Association Safety Subcommittee members outline necessary steps to ensure the safe handling, storage, and use of compressed gas cylinders in the brewery environment.

Virtually all breweries house compressed gas cylinders of some kind, often in the form of CO2 cylinders, O2 cylinders, bulk CO2 vessels, air compressors, propane tanks, and even pressurized empty kegs. Performing a hazard analysis for each vessel type requires understanding of chemical compatibility, chemical attributes, potential energy release due to pressurization, and prevention of creating a hazardous atmosphere. Proper storage, use, and handling of compressed gas cylinders can be easily achieved, but does require a proactive plan to ensure the safety of brewery employees.

All the information below can be downloaded for later use as a PDF: Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety