Working Safely with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

August 30, 2018 7:54 am

Compressed natural gas is used across a number of industries for a variety of purposes, be it soldering, cooking, extinguishing or for use in laboratories, there is no doubting that they are important for many businesses in South Africa. However, when used incorrectly, CNG can present a number of hazards to their operators. So to help you maintain a safer workplace, here are some safety tips, provided by Steam Generators, that will help you reduce the risk of any incidents occurring.

Storing Gas Cylinders with Care

When storing CNG cylinders it is important to always use approved cylinder storage cages with restricted access to trained individuals. They must be labelled clearly to mark their hazards and should be separated according to the gas that they hold. When not in use they should always be stored upright and kept aside from full ones, and should, under no circumstances, be stored near LPG cylinders.

Handling Gas Cylinders Properly

Cylinders should only ever be filled by a reputable gas supplier. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fill one container up with another one. Protective gear should also be donned when handling them, just in case, and cylinders should always be handled with care, ensuring that they are not thrown, dropped or bumped around.

Safely Transporting CNG Cylinders

Containers must be properly secured during transport to ensure that they do not move around. Wherever CNG cylinders are being transported, the vehicle should always be outfitted with a 2kg fire-extinguisher. Vehicles should also either be open, or very well ventilated as well, in case there is a leak.

Contact Steam Generators for Details

If you would like to find out more about obtaining CNG cylinders for the needs of your business, be sure to contact a representative from Steam Generators today, or feel free to browse through our website for additional details on our offers. We are waiting for your call.

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