Safe Transport of Gas Cylinders

Safe transport of gas cylinders

We produce and supplie a broad portfolio of gases. The transport of gases is associated with a variety of hazards. It is advisable
to employ the services of a company specialising in this area to transport gases  even in small quantities. We would be happy to arrange delivery of our products to you.
In order to transport gases safely, it is essential that you do not exceed the maximum permissible loading capacity of the vehicle, that you secure the load.
You are obliged to comply with the relevant laws and regulations at all times.
With every product, you will receive a safety data sheet containing all the important safety instructions for gases. Please  familiarise yourself with this information.

Vehicle types, basic rules and maximum load capacities

Open vehicles
Open vehicles or flatbed trucks with side walls are to be preferred for the transport of gas cylinders. Do not exceed the
maximum load capacity of the vehicle

Enclosed commercial vehicles
Enclosed commercial vehicles are vehicles in which the driver‘s cab is separated from the cargo bed by a fixed bulkhead. The driver‘s cab must be ventilated separately from the cargo space. The cargo space may or may not be ventilated. Before unloading, it is important to be aware that a hazardous atmosphere may have formed in the cargo space. Open the doors to the cargo space carefully. Do not exceed the maximum load capacity of the vehicle.

Passenger cars
Passenger cars are intended for the transport of persons and are generally not designed for the transport of dangerous substances. These vehicles are equipped with a single ventilation system. Do not exceed the maximum load capacity of the vehicle. Secure the load in the luggage compartment of the vehicle. Never put it on a seat or in front of or behind a seat.
Keep the windows open and switch the ventilation to the highest setting.

*The load securing examples are symbolic representations

Safe transport of gas cylinders – Pocket Safety Guide


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