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By: Craig Pagano on August 30th, 2023

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Liquid Cylinder Maintenance Tips

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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.



  • Always keep cylinders in a well-ventilated area away from heat, flammable materials or electrical equipment. The gases stored in these containers may be non-toxic and non-flammable, but can quickly cause asphyxiation in a confined area with bad ventilation. (See our post on oxygen deficiency meters & oxygen safety for more.)
  • Secure cylinders with a chain or strap to prevent tipping or falling over. 
  • Oxygen cylinders should be stored at least 20 feet from fuel gas cylinders, and kept away from oil, grease and other flammable materials.
  • Propane cylinders should be stored in a well-ventilated area that is protected from weather. Never store them in direct sunlight or near any heat source.
  • Acetylene cylinders should be stored in cool, dry areas protected from sunlight and heat. Always store upright and away from other gases.
  • Clearly label cylinders with contents and the date they were filled to prevent accidents.

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General maintenance tips:

  • Periodically clean cylinders with water or a mild detergent and dry thoroughly to prevent corrosion of the metal shell.
  • Inspect cylinders regularly for damage. Check for dents, cracks, rust or other signs of wear and tear. Do not use a damaged cylinder.
  • Replace cylinder valves if they become worn or damaged. Damaged valves lead to leaks.
  • Have cylinders inspected and tested regularly by a qualified technician to ensure they are safe and performing.
  • Never adjust, block or plug a pressure relief valve.


Stay safe:

  • Always wear safety glasses and gloves when handling cylinders.
  • Never lift a cylinder by the valve.
  • Use a cart or hand truck to move cylinders.
  • Do not drop or strike cylinders.
  • Make sure valves are closed before disconnecting cylinders from the regulators.
  • Report any leaks or other problems to a qualified technician immediately.


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  • Volume range from 70-450 liters
  • Full circle shock-mount ring
  • Innovative non-binding contents gauge
  • Reinforced lateral head support
  • Color-coded relief valve and differential pressure settings
  • Internal vaporizer
  • 7-year vacuum warranty
  • Automatic dual pressure building/economizers regulator


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