Compressed Gases Safe Installations and Safe Operations

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Course Overview

Designed for safety personnel, engineers, scientists, contractors, supervisors, and operators who use compressed gases in their facilities, this course will help you comply with existing codes and identify ways to improve your operations by adapting best practices.

You will gain a comprehensive review of:

  • NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Liquid Code
  • CGA P-1 Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910
  • DOT

Learn how to:

  • Achieve code compliance and operate safely
  • Balance use requirements and safety
  • Operate safely with acetylene, oxygen, and hydrogen

Who Should Attend?

Who should attend?

This course will be valuable to those involved in academic, private, and government research and training laboratories. It will be especially important to those who are:

  • New and need to learn the hazards and codes applicable to safety with compressed gas installations
  • Managing the safety aspects of compressed gas operations
  • Experienced with compressed gases but need that refresher to keep them vigilant

Course Outline

Welcome and Introduction 

What is a Compressed Gas?

Compressed Gas Containers and Specifications

OSHA Requirements

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.101
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.253 Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.102 (Acetylene)
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.103 Hydrogen Gaseous Systems

DOT Guidelines

CGA P-1 Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers

  • General precautions
  • Safe handling of containers
  • Storage
  • Connecting containers
  • Flammable gases
  • Corrosive and toxic gases
  • Asphyxiant gases
  • Oxidizing gases

NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code

  • Control areas and maximum allowable quantities
  • General requirements
  • Ventilation
  • Storage
  • Required separation distances
  • Container safety and operations
  • Cleaning and purging
  • Specific gas requirements

Good Engineering Practices

Special Cases

  • Acetylene
  • Oxygen
  • Hydrogen



Elaine Andrysick

Elaine M. Andrysick, joined Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a continuing engineering education specialist in 1988.  She is responsible for the development and delivery of high-value continuing engineering education short courses for practicing professionals in the areas of chemical and process engineering and laser material processing.  Also, she manages the University’s Laser Welding Certificate program.

Richard Palluzi

Richard P. Palluzi, PE, CSP, of Richard P. Palluzi LLC is a consultant to the pilot plant and laboratory research community on safety, design, and research project management. He retired as a Distinguished Engineering Associate after almost 40 years at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, where he was involved in the design, construction, and support of pilot plants and laboratories for ExxonMobil’s research site in Clinton, New Jersey, as well as affiliates worldwide. Rich is the author of two books, and numerous articles and presentations as well as a past chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Pilot Plant Committee, ExxonMobil’s Pilot Plant and Laboratory Safety Standards Committee, and ExxonMobil’s Safe Operations Team for their Clinton facility. Rich is on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA-45 Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals and NFPA-55 Industrial and Medical Gasses committees. He has BE and ME degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. 

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