The cylinders that contain compressed gases are primarily shipping containers and should not be subjected to rough handling or abuse. Such misuse can seriously weaken the cylinder and render it unfit for further use or transform it into a rocket having sufficient thrust to drive it through masonry walls.

  1. To protect the valve during transportation, the cover cap should be screwed on hand tight and remain on until the cylinder is in place and ready for use.
  2. Cylinders should never be rolled or dragged.
  3. When moving large cylinders, they should be strapped to a properly designed wheeled cart to ensure stability.
  4. Only one cylinder should be handled (moved) at a time.