Crown Markings of a Nitrous Oxide Cylinder

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) require that cylinders made in compliance to their specifications be marked on the crown with certain information. Over the years the format used by Catalina Cylinders and Catalina East Division to...

Polishing of Nitrous Oxide Cylinders

Catalina Cylinders does not endorse the practice of polishing cylinders. Polishing methods can subject cylinders to excessive localized heating as well as removal of material from cylinder walls. Due to the physical changes as a result of polishing cylinders, all DOT...

High Temperature Exposure of Nitrous Oxide Cylinders

In CGA Pamphlet G-8.1, “Standards For Nitrous Oxide Systems at Consumer Sites“, it states that nitrous oxide cylinders should not be exposed to temperatures in excess of 125oF (52oC) due to the highly combustible nature of nitrous oxide. In CGA pamphlet...

Cleanliness of Nitrous Oxide Cylinders and Accessories

Ignition of combustible materials will happen more readily in the presence of nitrous oxide. This is why the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that cylinders containing nitrous oxide, meet the following requirement listed in the “Code of Federal...

High Temp Exposure

In CGA Pamphlet G-8.1, “Standards For Nitrous Oxide Systems at Consumer Sites“, it states that nitrous oxide cylinders should not be exposed to temperatures in excess of 125oF (52oC) due to the highly combustible nature of nitrous oxide. In CGA pamphlet...