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Old 02-03-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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I sure hope those tanks were empty. Oxygen cylinders should not be transported like that. I know in Virginia they are required to be transported in an upright position, and VDOT also requires that they be bracketed or chained. Each one of those tanks (if full) is charged with at least 2,000 PSI. Even storing them in the building we were required to chain our spare tanks up against the wall.
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I sure hope those tanks were empty. Oxygen cylinders should not be transported like that. I know in Virginia they are required to be transported in an upright position, and VDOT also requires that they be bracketed or chained. Each one of those tanks (if full) is charged with at least 2,000 PSI. Even storing them in the building we were required to chain our spare tanks up against the wall.
I asked the gas guy. The only tanks that must be carried standing is self-venting tanks, which would empty themselves if laid down.
We 'fill the gaps' in emergencies when their own trucks aren't available. They transport all the tanks vertically because the entire system is designed to, from storage pallets to trailers and trucks.
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It's a safety issue with the tanks horizontal. If the the nozzle somehow broke off in an accident, there is enough pressure in a full tank to launch it like a missile. Better to have it pointing at the ground than other cars and people.
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It's a safety issue with the tanks horizontal. If the the nozzle somehow broke off in an accident, there is enough pressure in a full tank to launch it like a missile. Better to have it pointing at the ground than other cars and people.
Any accident that could rip-off the cap and then the 'nozzle' off of those tanks would be so horrendous it wouldn't matter to me or anyone in the vicinity.
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Yeah- there is a super heavy duty steel screw on cap that protects the valve.

I transport my full oxygen and acetylene tanks laying down like that. But I only have to do it every 5 years or so. I get the large size like in the pic- so that's the amount of time it takes me to use up all of the gas.

After the acetylene is transported horizontally, you have to stand it up for a day before you use it so the liquid stuff that it is dissolved in can settle.
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Actually, it wouldn't take much at all. Those K cylinders tare at 135 lbs. 245 lbs (filled) X 44 fps deceleration from 30 mph. 9000+ ft-lbs torque, releasing enough flammable oxygen to burn down a city block, I'd imagine.

When I was a fireman, we had instructions to inspect your load papers before pulling your carcass from the fire. We had to know what you were carrying and how hazardous it was.

Looks like you get to see a lot of different scenery in your job. Nice photos.
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