How do I Store Refrigerant?

Refrigerant is  hazardous and can be flammable depending on the type you are dealing with. The  storage of Refrigerant should be taken seriously and with consideration. No matter what type of refrigerant you are dealing with  you need to take the proper steps and precautions. Below are a few instrumental points to review when storing your Refrigerant :

  • Ensure that all cylinders be stored up right and are without risk of tipping over.
  • Refrigerant should be stored in a well ventilated area and temperatures should NOT exceed over 125 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperate becomes too hot pressure can build inside the container which could cause the container to rupture. This could cause the release valve to fail which could result in an explosion of the product.
  • Ensure all Refrigerant containers/cylinders have pressure release devices to avoid combustion and or explosions.
    • Ideally cylinders should be inspected for pressure release valves soon after you receive the product. This will allow you to catch a problem right away and give you time to get back to your supplier.
  • Ensure there are no combustible or flammable materials nearby the containers.
    • NO SMOKING next to containers.
  • Perform regular visual inspections of your cylinders to ensure that everything is in good order.
  • Limit the number of people who have access to your Refrigerant , as the more people who have access the higher your chance of an incident. Also, please keep out of reach of children.

Refrigerant can be dangerous, or it can be very safe. It is up to you to take the per-cautions when storing your product.

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