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This book - Gases and Applications – has been produced to give a brief glance into the wide field of applications our gases have. Although the content of the book is comprehensive, the idea of the book is not to be an encyclopedia nor a product catalogue, but more to raise your curiosity and give you inspiration in the field of gas applications. Gases are listed in alphabetical order; CAS numbers, GHS and transport classification, physical data, material compatibility and application information is provided.
Oxygen is essential for life. In an atmosphere without sufficient oxygen, asphyxiation can happen suddenly and without warning. Non-toxic and inert gases such as Nitrogen and Argon, if released into an enclosed area, may cause oxygen deficiency.
Almost every material will burn in pure oxygen. In an atmosphere with high levels of oxygen, materials will burn vigorously and sometimes, even explosively. The release of oxygen gas, a spill of liquid oxygen, or the condensing of atmospheric oxygen may cause oxygen enrichment.
Oxygen Pressure Regulators
Pressure regulators are fitted to cylinders to reduce the high pressure in the cylinder to a lower pressure suitable for use. This safety advice contains guidance related to regulators used in oxygen service including cleaning, inspection, storage and maintenance.
Cryogenic liquefied gases
Also known as refrigerated liquefied gases, these extremely cold gases require special handling to avoid cold burns, material embrittlement and other hazardous conditions. Examples include helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, argon and oxygen.
Gas in cylinders
This safety advice contains information on the hazards related to the containment of gas in cylinders and provides recommendations for safe cylinder storage; use and handling.
Safe transport of gases
This safety advice provides recommendations for safe transport of gas cylinders including basic safety rules, vehicle ventilation, loading and unloading; and what to do if you suspect a leaking cylinder.
This safety advice contains information on Acetylene and recommendations for safe storage and handling.
Hydrogen is an extremely flammable gas with a very low ignition energy. This safety advice provides information on the hazards of hydrogen, precautionary measures and steps to take in an emergency.
Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless liquefied gas that is 1.5 times heavier than air. There are health effects associated with Carbon Dioxide that are unrelated to the effects of oxygen deficiency. This safety advice provides information on health effects and other hazards of Carbon Dioxide and recommendations for safe handling.
The safety advices provided on this page are intended to provide general information about the gases or chemicals addressed. It is not intended to provide an in-depth discussion of health and safety information and does not replace the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) which should be consulted before any use of the chemical.