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A hub providing relevant information and updates on industrial gas, cryogenics, and CGA regulations, as well as industry specific solutions for fill plants, beverage distribution and medical gas supplies.
Liquid cylinder labels may be a mandatory requirement, but they’re also an opportunity to keep your company branding and information where it’s most important – right in front of your customer.
The evolution of the cryogenic and industrial gas industries over the last few years has led to better safety and greatly improved transportation and storage of larger amounts of liquefied gases for longer periods of time. That said, cryogenic storage tanks will eventually experience temperature fluctuations due to their surroundings, resulting in occasional temperature increases inside the tank, which causes liquid gas to evaporate back into a gas state known as “boil-off gas.” Safety relief valves handle and mitigate that pressure rise.
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Empty cylinders are often stowed away outdoors, where a variety of factors like temperature and humidity fluctuations can cause oxidation and eventual corrosion of the cylinder body. Any corrosion can decrease cylinder durability by risking contamination from external particles, which create further damage. (See our quick refresher on cylinder storage best practices here.)
Hydrogen embrittlement, sometimes called “metal embrittlement,” is a common problem for hydrogen service, and one that can be prevented by choosing properly designed valves for low-temperature hydrogen service. In this blog, we explain what hydrogen embrittlement is and what can be done to prevent it.
Just like any component of a liquid gas system, cylinders also need routine inspection and general maintenance to prevent small problems from growing into catastrophic failures. The tips below serve as a general guideline for most cylinder types, and are easy to incorporate into a regular inspection schedule and employee training.
Hydrogen, specifically green hydrogen, is growing in popularity as countries and industries look for climate-friendly energy solutions that reduce reliance on fossil fuels. As demand grows, so does the need for developing a safe, reliable infrastructure that makes that transition more feasible.