Because of its incredible strength as a potent greenhouse gas, SF6 gas is commonly used as an electrical insulator in plants and warehouses across the world. Although SF6 (Sulfur hexafluoride) is not technically a toxic gas, direct exposure can still present serious health concerns. With that said, when working with gas, it’s incredibly important that the necessary safety precautions and procedures are put in place to avoid to mishaps or even disasters.
At NCE, we provide premier local sf6 gas handling services here in Penndel and all across the Northeast! Our technicians partner with your organization to develop turnkey solutions for sf6 gas handling, taking all of the complications surrounding storage, transportation, and disposal off your busy plate. Below, we’re providing you with some expert tips on how to properly handle sf6 gases.
Transporting Gas Cylinders:
The transportation process can come with some serious safety hazards. Unfortunately, it is during this critical transportation process where the vast majority of injuries or mishaps occur. That is why it is so important to be truly aware of your surroundings and have a proven game plan in place before any moving occurs. The first thing to consider is your immediate pathway. Perform a thorough inspection of the vehicle’s path whole transporting cylinders to ensure that there is nothing on the floor or there is no equipment that could interfere or restrict your movement. You never want the cylinder to be somehow tipped over or dropped to a hard surface, as this could potentially create a hazardous gas leak, or even worse, an explosion.
Similarly, for this reason, technicians will never lift or move gas cylinders by hand. We utilize cylinder carts that are specifically designed to transport them safely and efficiently. Technicians also should always be wearing protective equipment in the event of a spill– including safety goggles, gloves, and other personal protective gear. This way you are at the very least protected from the gas that can cause illness or certain sickness.
Storing Gas Cylinders:
Maybe the most important part of sf6 gas handling is the storage component. Depending on your inventory, these cylinders could be shelved for long periods of time and can often be “sitting ducks” in terms of presenting safety hazards. If you’re utilizing a large amount of greenhouse gas in your operations, it’s safe to assume that you have room in your facilities to store them. The experts at NCE recommend that you identify a storage location that is weatherproof and away from any exterior elements so that nothing wet is surrounding these combustible materials. Once these storage areas are identified and in use, always create signage that reminds technicians or other contractors to proceed in these areas with caution.
NCE Stores, Transports, and DISPOSES of SF6 Gas in Penndale!
Not only does NCE provide turnkey solutions for storage and transportation, but we also enlist services to properly dispose of all gas elements from your job site. As these cylinders need to be taken into accredited incineration plants and handled by certified professionals, we take the headache out of this process and ensure that your sf6 gas handling needs are met from start to finish. Learn more about our unique gas management process today by calling (215) 945-7632 for a Free Consultation!