Secure it. Ventilate it. Respect it.
At Linde, safety is our number one priority – both within and beyond company walls. So we have decided to take the global lead in promoting acetylene safety and encouraging best practices in the transport, handling and use of all gas cylinders.
Education: This starts with educating our customers on the potential risks of acetylene. Our awareness and education efforts focus on mitigating injuries and fatalities through communication campaigns such as our joint initiative with the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA). We deliver this information directly to our customers through our worldwide distribution and retail network, backing up these efforts with direct communication and training opportunities.
Training: Complementing our education activities, we offer further gas safety training to all customer-facing gas retailers and continue to work closely with trade associations and industry bodies to encourage maximum observance of the new safety guidelines.
Practical Support: We also offer a range of practical services to help customers with their concrete transport needs. If, for instance, you do not have a suitable vehicle, your local Linde retailer can deliver for you. We can also help if your valve is not protected. Your Linde retail outlet or gas agent will fit a disposable plastic cap to the handwheel to prevent it being knocked open during transport. You can dispose of these after your journey or keep them for re-use.