Generally gas should be ordered through the standard blanket-order contract, which should cover the vast majority of applications; speciality gases not available on the blanket-order system should be pre-approved with the CLASSE Safety Director
to assure that proper training and controls are in place for storage and use. Gas cylinders not currently in use should be stored, capped and secure, outside Wilson Lab (just outside L0E
) or in B29 Newman. Full stored cylinders are separated by flammable vs. non-flammable contents. Within each category, empties should be segregated as well. At Wilson, empty and full cylinders containing flammable
gases are stored in cages on the driveway ramp; empty and full cylinders containing non-flammable
stock gases are stored near the loading dock door.