Gas cylinders are hazardous substances. They contain a wide variety of gases that require different storage conditions. Safe gas cylinder storage reduces the risk of incidents such as fires, explosions or substance leaks. Gas cylinders should be stored in fireproof cabinets indoors or in suitable containers or screened rooms outdoors.
Cabinets and containers suitable for storing gas cylinders
Should gas cylinders be stored indoors or outdoors?
In general, storing gas cylinders outside is the best solution, as it allows adequate ventilation in a natural way.
Shelters open on 2 or more sides are considered outdoor storage solutions. If they have only one open side, they are also considered outdoor storage provided that their depth (measured from the open side) is not greater than the height of their opening.
Conditions that must be met for indoor storage, include:
The gas cylinder cabinet must be fully sheeted with adequate ventilation;
The outer walls of the storage room must be at least fireproof;
In combustible gas storage rooms, only ATEX equipment may be used;
The floor covering must be made of flame retardant material;
A minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained between cylinders of flammable gases and those of oxidising gases.
Safe gas cylinder storage with DENIOS
Gas cylinders, safely stored
Compressed gas cylinders are known to pose a high risk, and proper storage is extremely important. As a specialist for hazardous substances, DENIOS also offers you a comprehensive range of gas cylinders - safe, compliant with regulations and tried and tested in practice, in the best DENIOS quality. Important requirements for safe gas cylinder storage, such as adequate ventilation and access protection for unauthorised persons, are reliably met.
Gas cylinder cabinets Gas cylinder cabinets are the compact solution for storing gas cylinders indoors and outdoors. Depending on whether you install your gas cylinder cabinet indoors or outdoors, the quantities you want to store and whether you can maintain sufficient distance from other sources of danger, DENIOS offers you adapted products that precisely meet the respective requirement profile.
Gas cylinder storage and containers With closed containers for gas cylinder storage, DENIOS offers you compact solutions for the storage as well as the outdoor storage of gas cylinders. Ventilation grids in the walls and in the grid floors ensure sufficient ventilation. Gas cylinder containers are available in a galvanised version or with additional exterior painting with a storage capacity of up to 66 cylinders.
Gas cylinder storage units are also suitable for the storage of pressurised gas cylinders in accordance with TRGS 510. They have a maximum storage capacity of up to 72 cylinders. The stable grid frame construction means you always have your stored goods in view. Galvanised and additionally polyester-coated roof panels provide the necessary protection against the weather. The gas cylinder containers are delivered as individual elements. Assembly is very simple thanks to the modular system.
Gas cylinder storage with fire protection Don't compromise when it comes to fire protection when storing gas cylinders. Trust the market leader with many years of experience in development, production and sales. To ensure effective fire protection when storing gas cylinders, gas cylinders should be stored outdoors if possible. Choose between products made of steel or reinforced concrete. However, if the gases are consumed inside the building and protected roughing is not possible, outdoor storage is obviously not an option. In these cases, fire-protected pressurised gas cylinder cabinets for use in workrooms from the DENIOS range can be used.
Guide to the safe handling of gas cylinders
Gas cylinders are used every day in many companies. For example, for welding in workshops, for work in the laboratory or as a refrigerant in cooling and freezing applications. The regulations dealing with the safe handling of gas cylinders are as varied as their areas of application. But not without reason: mistakes in handling gas cylinders can have devastating consequences. In our practical guide, we answer the most important questions for your work with gas cylinders: What regulations apply to work with gases? What needs to be considered in the risk assessment? And how can gas cylinders be stored, used and transported safely?
Gas cylinder storage and gas cylinder storage systems
As a specialist in hazardous substances, DENIOS also offers you a comprehensive, complete programme in the field of gas cylinder storage - safe, compliant with regulations and tried and tested in practice, in the best DENIOS quality:
You can rely on from us:
Gas cylinder storage indoors or outdoors
Gas cylinder storage in compliance with TRG 280 regulations
Fire-protected gas cylinder storage at the workplace
Extensive range of accessories for safe gas cylinder handling
Storage of compressed gas cylinders - the most important requirements
Since compressed gas cylinders pose a high risk, proper gas cylinder storage is extremely important. DENIOS produces products for gas cylinder storage and handling that reliably meet basic requirements such as sufficient ventilation and access protection for unauthorised persons. All pressurised gas containers pose a considerable risk potential, on the one hand due to the overpressure and on the other hand due to the contents (corrosive, toxic, flammable, fire-promoting, asphyxiating). When handling and storing pressurised gases, the danger can therefore emanate not only from flammable gases but also from all other gases under pressure. In the event of a fire, it must be ensured that these gases or the pressurised gas containers do not heat up and that the pressurised gas containers do not burst. In addition, mechanical damage, e.g. being hit by a forklift truck or falling over, must be excluded. Protected gas cylinder storage outdoors makes sense. Since gases are also frequently consumed inside buildings, DENIOS also offers you tested cabinet systems for this application.
Assessing your needs.
Do you need a gas cylinder cabinet?
If you need to store small quantities of gas cylinders, you should opt for the classic, naturally ventilated gas cylinder cabinets.
If you want to store close to or inside buildings, we advise you to choose gas cylinder cabinets in a 30 or 90 minute fireproof version in accordance with standard 14470-2. This allows you to store up to 48 x 50 litre gas cylinders safely. Connection to a fan is strongly recommended to avoid the creation of explosive gases.
Or, do you need a gas cylinder room?
Large cabinets and storage rooms without fire protection for gas cylinders should be installed outside buildings to ensure adequate air circulation. Screened rooms are a suitable solution for storing gas cylinders, but outside buildings.
Gas cylinder cabinets and fire rooms are made of fire resistant panels. DENIOS offers fireproof cabinets for indoor use as well as fireproof rooms that are suitable for installation outside buildings. The ventilation slots and the screen door ensure natural ventilation of the cabinets.