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lifting Cryogenic cylinders

Post by Jonhouston99 » Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 am

Hi, I have recently started working with a company and we are lifting cryogenic cylinders with the top ring. They have been doing this for many years with no issues. I have been looking online and through companies who manufacture these cylinders and have only found one that recommends their cylinders are lifted with the valve protection ring by using a spreader bar and two hooks. Most companies say that this top ring is for protecting the valves and the slot is to be used for connecting to special trolly. If these are not to be used for lifting why do the companies not stick label stating DO NOT LIFT? I personally do not think these are certified for lifting but having difficulty finding answers.

any suggestions???

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Re: lifting Cryogenic cylinders

Post by Alexis » Wed May 22, 2019 11:08 am

Jonhouston99 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 am
Hi, I have recently started working with a company and we are lifting cryogenic cylinders with the top ring. They have been doing this for many years with no issues. I have been looking online and through companies who manufacture these cylinders and have only found one that recommends their cylinders are lifted with the valve protection ring by using a spreader bar and two hooks. Most companies say that this top ring is for protecting the valves and the slot is to be used for connecting to special trolly. If these are not to be used for lifting why do the companies not stick label stating DO NOT LIFT? I personally do not think these are certified for lifting but having difficulty finding answers.

any suggestions???

Jon
Hi Jon and a very warm welcome to HSfB. :wave:

I am sure we have some members who will come in with suggestions when they are free. Thank you in advance to anyone who can oblige. .salut

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Re: lifting Cryogenic cylinders

Post by WillPool » Wed May 22, 2019 11:26 am

Welcome to the forums :wave:

I would make direct contact with the suppliers to see what their recommended lifting procedure would be :)

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Re: lifting Cryogenic cylinders

Post by Woodie » Fri May 24, 2019 11:51 am

Hi

You can also check out the British Compressed Gas Association for advice, they have many helpful guidance documents available for download.
www.bcga.co.uk
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