Gas Cylinder Storage

Gas cylinder storage ventilation of harmful gasses

Choose from numerous Gas Cylinder Storage designs, providing storage for as few as five cylinders and as many as 96. Certain models offer galvanized steel floors, forklift access for easy relocation, or 2-hour fire rated wall construction. Expanded metal doors and walls allow for natural ventilation of potentially harmful gasses, and doors are lockable for added security. Shelved models are available for gas bottle storage.

Countless and numerous materials are packaged as pressurized gas bottle storage such as natural gasses and volatile gasses. The dangers related to these types of gasses include oxygen displacement, explosion hazards, and toxic results along with the physical dangers of a ruptured cylinder. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) references general requirements for compressed gasses in 29 CFR 1910.101.

These heavy duty storage structures provide galvanized steel floors ensuring cylinders will be stored on a level, dry surface. Store gas cylinders in an upright and secure position inside a non-combustible structure in accordance with NFPA 55. Non-combustible wall sections are available to separate incompatible gasses in accordance with NFPA 55.

  • Lockable doors provide secure storage and prevent unauthorized access
  • Available in two styles: Hinged Doors and Sliding Doors
  • Floor offers level surface for cylinders when placing structure over gravel, uneven pavement, or areas where puddles may occur
  • Expanded metal sides and doors allow natural ventilation and visual inspection of cylinders
  • Corrosion resistant coating
  • Chains are adjustable to secure stored cylinders
  • Meets OSHA & NFPA regulations
  • Anchor plates for securing structure
  • Optional Ramp available

Storage of Compressed Gases in Storage Structures

Definitions:

Flammable Gas

A material that is a gas at 68°F or less at 14.7 psia, that is ignitable at 14.7 psi when in a mixture of 13% or less by volume with air, or that has a flammable range at 14.7 psi with air of at least 12% regardless of LFL.

Corrosive Gas

A gas that causes visible destruction of or irreversible alterations in living tissue by chemical action at the site of contact.

Pyrophoric Gas

A gas with an auto-ignition temperature in air at or below 130°F. Refer to NFPA 55 standard for the installation, storage, use and handling of compressed gasses in portable or stationary cylinders.

Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks in use or in storage shall be secured to prevent them from falling or being knocked over.

All tank valves shall be protected from physical damage by means of protective caps or similar devices.

Cylinders, containers and tanks containing liquid, flammable gasses shall be stored in an upright position unless container capacity is 1.3 gal (5L) or less in which case horizontal stored position is allowed.

Where the quantities of compressed gasses stored or used within an indoor control area exceed that shown in the following Table 3 (see catalog), the area shall require special provisions.

The special provisions include meeting requirements for Protection

Level 1 through 5 in accordance with the building code and based on the hazard class of material involved. The values in the table are maximum quantities per control area. When multiple control areas are required, they must be separated by not less than a 1-hour fire-resistive separation. In addition, the number and design of control areas must be in accordance with the International Building Code Section 414 and Table 414.2.2 and the local AHJ.

Detached buildings for storing compressed gasses are required when quantities of materials exceed the amounts shown in the following table 4 (see catalog).

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