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Compressed Gas Inspection Checklist

Compressed gas cylinders encompass a broad array of hazards and can pose a great safety risk when mishandled. Use this quick and simple mobile inspection checklist to ensure compressed gas safety in your workplace facility. Check that the cylinder storage environment has ample ventilation, the right protective devices are installed, the safe transport or handling methods are employed, and more. Customize this checklist to adapt inspection requirements that are specific to your operational procedures or regulations. Use this form in both on and offline environments.

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Compressed Gas Inspection Checklist

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Inspection checklist

Are storage rooms for cylinders dry, cool, and well ventilated?

Are cylinders stored away from incompatibles, excessive heat, continuous dampness, salt or other corrosive chemicals, and any areas that may subject them to damage?

Are cylinders maintained at temperatures below 125 degrees Fahrenheit?

Is the storage area permanently posted with the names of the gases stored in the cylinders?

Are oxygen and fuel gas cylinders separated by a minimum of 20 feet when in storage?

Are cylinders stored in upright positions and immobilized by chains or other means to prevent them from falling?

Are cylinders stored away from electrical connections, sources of ignition, combustible waste material?

Is the bottom of the cylinder protected from the ground to prevent rusting?

Are charged or full cylinders labeled and stored away from empty cylinders?

Are all compressed gas cylinders stored so they do not interfere with exit paths?

Do all compressed gas cylinders have safety pressure relief valves?

Are cylinder valves closed at all times, except when the valve is in use?

Are all compressed gas cylinder valve covers in place when cylinders are not in use?

Is using wrenches or other tools for opening and closing valves prohibited?

Do all compressed gas cylinders have the contents and precautionary labeling clearly marked on the exteriors?

Is painting cylinders without authorization by the owner prohibited?

Are all compressed gas cylinders subjected to periodic hydrostatic testing and interior inspection by suppliers?

Are safety relief devices in the valve or on the cylinder free from any indication of tampering?

Are all compressed gas cylinders regularly inspected for corrosion, pitting, cuts, gouges, digs, bulges, neck defects and general distortion?

Is repair or alteration to the cylinder, valve, or safety relief devices prohibited?

Are compressed gas cylinders always moved, even short distances, by a suitable hand truck?

Are suitable pressure-regulating devices in use whenever the gas is emitted to systems with pressure-rated limitations lower than the cylinder pressure?

Are all compressed gas cylinder connections (pressure regulators, manifolds, hoses, gauges, and relief valves) checked for integrity and tightness?

Are all compressed gas cylinders regularly subjected to leak detection using an approved leak detecting liquid?

Is an approved leak-detection liquid used to detect flammable gas leaks?

Are procedures established when a compressed gas cylinder leak cannot be remedied by simply tightening the valve?

Are students/employees prohibited from using compressed gases (air) to clean clothing or work surfaces?

Are compressed gases handled only by experienced and properly trained people?

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