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AS 4332-1995 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders

Standard Number:  AS 4332-1995
Title:  The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
Language:  English
Replacing Standard:  DR 94083

Publication Date:  1995/7/19
Execute Date:  1995/11/5
Status:  Withdrawn
International Classification for Standards (ICS)ENVIRONMENT. HEALTH PROTECTION. SAFETY>>Protection against dangerous goods
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:44P.;A4  

Description:Sets out requirements and recommendations for the storage and handling, in cylinders, of gases that are classified in the ADG Code as dangerous goods of Class 2. The Standard applies to stores in which individual gases, other than those which are dealt with in other Australian Standards, are kept, and to all stores in which more than one type of gas is kept. A bibliography of documents providing guidelines on the preparation of emergency plans is provided in an appendix.  
Catalog:Document Contents
AS 4332-1995 THE STORAGE AND HANDLING OF GASES IN CYLINDERS
PREFACE
CONTENTS
SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 NEW DESIGNS AND INNOVATIONS
1.4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.5 DEFINITIONS
1.5.1 Access
1.5.2 Approved, approval
1.5.3 Asphyxia
1.5.4 Asphyxiant
1.5.5 Combustible materials
1.5.6 Cylinder
1.5.7 Fire damper
1.5.8 Fire-resistance level (FRL)
1.5.9 Flammable
1.5.10 Flammable (explosive) range
1.5.11 Flammable limits
1.5.12 Hazardous area
1.5.13 Ignition source
1.5.14 Incompatible
1.5.15 Liquefied gas
1.5.16 Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
1.5.17 Minor storage
1.5.18 On-site facilities
1.5.19 Pneumatic shock (adiabatic compression)
1.5.20 Practicable
1.5.21 Protected places
1.5.22 Regulator
1.5.23 Regulatory authority
1.5.24 Restricted area
1.5.25 Screen wall
1.5.26 Segregation
1.5.27 Separation
1.5.28 Static electricity
1.5.29 Transit storage
1.5.30 Vapour barrier
1.5.31 Water capacity (WC)
1.6 CLASSIFICATION
1.7 MARKING
1.8 SECURITY OF STORAGE AREAS
SECTION 2 MINOR STORAGE
2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
2.2 CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFICATION AS MINOR STORAGE
2.3 MINOR STORAGE OF MIXED GASES
2.4 PRECAUTIONS FOR THE STORAGE OF GASES IN MINOR QUANTITIES
2.5 OUTDOOR STORAGE
2.6 INDOOR STORAGE
2.7 FIRST AID
2.8 FIRE PROTECTION FOR MINOR STORES
2.8.1 Fire protection equipment
2.8.2 Action in the event of fire
SECTION 3 TRANSIT STORAGE
3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
3.2 DELINEATION OF TRANSIT STORAGE AREAS
3.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSIT STORAGE
SECTION 4 CONSTRUCTION AND LOCATION OF STORES
4.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
4.2 TYPES OF STORES
4.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF STORES
4.4 VENTILATION OF INDOOR STORES
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Natural ventilation
4.4.3 Mechanical ventilation
4.5 SEPARATION AND SEGREGATION
4.5.1 General
4.5.2 Separation
4.5.3 Segregation
SECTION 5 OPERATIONAL AND PERSONNEL SAFETY
5.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
5.2 PRECAUTIONS
5.2.1 General precautions
5.2.2 Precautions for flammable gases
5.2.3 Precautions for oxidizing gases
5.2.4 Precautions for toxic gases
5.2.5 Precautions for refrigerated and cryogenic gases
5.2.6 Precautions for acetylene
5.2.7 Control of entry
5.2.8 Clear access
5.2.9 Lighting
5.3 PERSONNEL TRAINING
5.3.1 Job knowledge
5.3.2 Training
5.3.3 Contractors
5.3.4 Retraining of personnel
5.4 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Types of personal protective equipment
5.4.3 Occasions for use of personal protective equipment
5.4.4 Care and maintenance of personal protective equipment
5.5 FIRST AID
5.5.1 First aid station
5.5.2 Safety shower and eye-wash facilities
5.5.3 First aid procedures
SECTION 6 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
6.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
6.2 PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES
6.2.1 Considerations in designing premises
6.2.2 Emergency plan
6.3 MANIFEST
6.4 PLACARDING
6.4.1 Placarding of stores
6.4.2 Safety information board
6.5 MANAGEMENT OF LEAKS
SECTION 7 FIRE PROTECTION
7.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
7.2 APPLICATION
7.3 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
7.3.1 Hazards
7.3.2 Design and compatibility
7.3.3 Fire protection
7.3.4 Heat protection
7.3.5 Integration with existing facilities
7.3.6 Location
7.3.7 Weather protection
7.3.8 Fixed fire protection and detection systems
7.3.9 Fire alarm systems
7.4 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
7.4.1 General
7.4.2 Location
7.4.3 Maintenance
7.4.4 Limitations
7.4.5 Rating
7.5 HOSE REELS
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Location
7.5.3 Maintenance
7.6 FIRE HYDRANTS
7.6.1 General
7.6.2 Location
7.6.3 Maintenance
7.7 MONITORS
7.8 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
7.8.1 General
7.8.2 Maintenance
7.9 WATER SUPPLY
7.10 FIRE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS
7.11 ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
SECTION 8 DISPOSAL OF CYLINDERS
8.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
8.2 DISPOSAL OF UNDAMAGED CYLINDERS
8.3 DISPOSAL OF DAMAGED, CORRODED OR LEAKING CYLINDERS
APPENDIX A - HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORAGE AND HANDLING OF GASES
A1 PRESSURE
A2 FLAMMABILITY
A3 REACTIVITY
A4 TOXICITY
A5 ASPHYXIANT HAZARD
A6 OXYGEN-ENRICHED ATMOSPHERES
A7 COLD HAZARD
APPENDIX B - LIST OF REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
APPENDIX C - CYLINDER DESIGNATIONS AND NOMINAL WATER CAPACITIES
C1 CYLINDER CAPACITIES
C2 CYLINDER SIZES
APPENDIX D - MANAGEMENT OF LEAKS
APPENDIX E - BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DOCUMENTS PROVIDING GUIDELINES ON THE PREPARATION OF EMERGEN...
APPENDIX F - INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED TO EMERGENCY SERVICES
APPENDIX G - ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
  
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