The text, as presented, parallels a course on compressed gas safety and usage. The properties of compressed gases which make them potentially hazardous (pressure, flammability, toxicity, corrosiveness, and others) are covered in detail.
Among the many other topics covered are compressed gas cylinders and gases in system design, gas filling and transporting, safe handling and storage methods, safe design and operation of a compressed gas system, worker safety (accident prevention and emergency measures, ands special applications.
The Guide to Safe Handling also covers, in detail, gas handling equipment, from pressure regulators to flow control equipment.
This guide does not cover every possible handling situation encountered, but it does compile in one easy to use and valuable reference, the most-asked for information vital to safe handling of compressed gases in the laboratory and plant.