Magline, Inc.

Handling and Transporting Compressed Gas Cylinders Requires Safety Precautions


Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/08/2015 -- The Delivering Excellence newsletter reported that the potential for disasters when moving compressed gas cylinders is significant. Mishandling compressed gas cylinders, which can have internal pressure of up to 2,500 pounds per square inch, can be disastrous. Dropping, tipping over, or exposing a cylinder to heat can cause weaknesses or cracks in the cylinder's shell, which can result in a shrapnel-laden explosion, according to the American Welding Society (AWS). The majority of incidents and injuries involving gas cylinders occur during handling or transportation, AWS stated. To help prevent incidents when moving cylinders, AWS suggested handling cylinders with care and avoid dropping or hitting them against anything as well as following proper procedures and use the right equipment, including safety glasses, heavy-duty gloves, and protective footwear. Other important safety measures, such as caps or guards, must be securely installed and a hand truck must be used instead of dragging or rolling cylinders.

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Magline, Inc. ( manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline is at the forefront of developing products that address the unique material handling requirements from distribution centers to delivery. Magline is the leader in hand trucks worldwide and has a strong dealer base in various regions domestically, as well as internationally. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award.

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