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A significant proportion of industrial gases are sold in cylinders, sometimes referred to as bottles. For the most part, these are high-pressure vessels of varying sizes and capacities containing gas in a liquid, dissolved or a compressed state. Regulated by European legislation, industrial gas cylinders need to be retested on a periodic basis and need to be shipped in conformity with the European transport legislation, ADR.
The gas content is identified by the label on the cylinder. The hazard property of the gas is identified by the painted shoulder, or top section, of the cylinder. This follows the European Standard (EN 1089-3), ensuring common safety standards within the gas industry.
Air Products provides a full range of packages for your gas requirements including many innovative cylinder solutions to enhance your safety and productivity. We offer portable lightweight canisters through to large volume 300 bar manifolded cylinder packs for welding, cutting, food and beverage, pharma, medical, balloon, gas detection, laboratory and many other markets.
How can I identify my cylinder?
It is very important to check the gas in the cylinder by reading the label before opening the valve. Please read the explanatory document attached.