Hydrogen Cylinder Position

Why do we place hydrogen cylinder horizontal position rahter than vertical position?

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Cylinders carrying toxic substances, such as sulphur dioxide, must only be transported vertically.

Cylinders containing acetylene must always be kept and transported in an upright position.Horizontally transporting acetylene cylinders may cause the gas within the container to become unstable and cause an explosion.

Liquefied and compressed gas cylinders must never be transported horizontally.

Cylinders carrying flammable substances, such as IPG, hydrogen gas and ethylene, which are explosive and flammable risks, must only be stored and transported vertically.

Inert gas and refrigerated liquid cylinders, such as those carrying argon and nitrogen, are liable to leak if placed horizontally, causing drowsiness, asphyxiation, unconsciousness and even death.

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kati znbc

  • Sep 6th, 2011

hydrogen is lighter than air , if placed vertically,cause the more pressure on the top of the valve of a cylinder , horizontally placing reduces the risk .

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