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Gas cylinder cabinet: storage of pressurised gas cylinders

Safety is the top priority in any laboratory. Compressed gas cylinders are classified as particularly risky here and require a particularly safe form of storage. At, there is a large selection of gas cylinder cabinets of the highest quality, which safely protect the cylinders from external influences. Our team of experts will be happy to help you select the right gas cylinder cabinet for your application and thus reduce the potential risk in your laboratory to a minimum.

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When is a gas cylinder storage necessary?

Compressed gas cylinders have an enormously high internal pressure and are heavy duty. If the cylinder is damaged, there is therefore an increased risk of fire, accident and explosion. For this reason, there are numerous regulations in Germany for the professional and proper storage of compressed gas vessels. For example, for cylinders with a compressed gas volume of more than 2.5 l or total gas quantities of 20 kg, the corresponding safety measures must be observed. For this purpose, the vessels must be protected from falling over and, for safety reasons, must be stored in a locked gas cabinet. Appropriate technical ventilation ensures that no locally higher gas concentrations occur.

Compressed gas cylinder storage cabinets from - manufacturer and assortment

If you would like to safely equip your laboratory with gas vessel cabinets, you have a competent partner at your side in A pressurized cylinder cabinet from our range meets the highest quality criteria and in many cases exceeds the valid safety standards. Our offer exclusively includes leading brand manufacturers such as Asecos or Düperthal.

Gas cylinder cabinet from Asecos

Asecos stands for Security and Ecology and thus places safety and environmental protection at the center of its corporate policy. Founded in 1994, the company has since risen to become Europe's leading manufacturer of tested safety cabinets. With a gas cylinder cabinet from Asecos you are always on the safe side. The manufacturer supplies gas cylinder cabinets in many different sizes for up to 4 x 50-liter gas pressure cylinders and for a wide range of industries.

Gas cylinder cabinet from Düperthal

Düperthal is the German quality and technology leader. As a family-owned company, the manufacturer sets the standards for safe storage of chemicals and other hazardous goods. Customer orientation and quality are in the foreground. The product portfolio includes a wide range of different tall cabinets for up to 4 x 50-liter cylinders.

Cabinet for gas cylinders: What regulations apply to storage?

The relevant regulations in Germany for the storage of pressurized gas cylinders are the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS), specifically TRGS 510. The gas cylinder storage required for storage must comply with the applicable European standard EN 14470-2. The most important regulations are briefly presented below.

Possible gas storage locations

Gas cylinder cabinets can be installed both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, depending on the contents of the gas cylinders, they should be equipped with technical ventilation, which ensures a complete air exchange up to ten times per hour. Furthermore, underground storage is possible. However, more extensive regulations apply here, as the risk is significantly increased. In general, care must be taken to prevent gases from accumulating or spreading. Therefore, drains, sewers or similar access points must not be located in the vicinity of the gas cylinders.

Structural design

When storing the gas cylinders, it must first be ensured that the gas valves cannot be damaged. Therefore, the gas cylinders must be stored upright on level ground. Safety measures such as gas cylinder holders prevent them from falling over. Care must also be taken to ensure that the gas cylinders cannot heat up. Machines with waste heat or similar heat sources must be at least 0.5 m away from the gas cylinder cabinet

Organizational measures

Access to gas cylinder cabinets by unauthorized persons must be prevented. To this end, the gas cylinder cabinet can be locked with a padlock, for example. In addition, repairing or transferring gas cylinders is not permitted inside the gas cylinder cabinet. The valves of the gas cylinders must always be secured with the appropriate protective caps.

Fire protection

Indoor gas cylinder cabinets must be made of heat retardant material and be able to withstand fire for at least 30 min. In a safety cabinet for gas cylinders, it must also be ensured that the cabinet roof provides protection against flying fire and that the floor coverings are flame retardant. A fire extinguisher must be located in the immediate vicinity and an emergency telephone must be readily available.

Shared storage with other substances

Gas cylinders should never be stored with other materials. Especially highly flammable materials such as corrosive chemicals, oils or fuels can lead to a hazardous situation when combined with gas cylinders. Gas cylinders containing flammable or explosive gases should also never be stored with other gas cylinders.

Gas cylinder cabinet for outdoor use

The gas cylinder cabinet in outdoor installation is exposed to wind and weather and must be accordingly robust. Rainwater should not be able to penetrate so that the gas cylinders do not corrode. In addition, gas cylinder cabinets installed outdoors should maintain a safety distance of at least five meters from adjacent facilities. The safety area must not extend onto the neighboring property and may only be restricted on two sides by high protective walls. Especially in the case of an outdoor gas cylinder cabinet, it must be ensured that unauthorized persons have no access.

Safety cabinet for pressurized glass cylinders: Design variants

Different gas unit sizes as well as different substances to be stored will have an impact on the type of your potential safety cabinet. The possible designs in which safety cabinets can differ are briefly explained below.

Fire protection conditions

Safety cabinets are divided into gas cylinder cabinets without heat resistance for outdoor applications, a fire resistance of 30 min (G30) and propane gas cylinder cabinets with a fire resistance of 90 min (G90). All cabinets have the possibility of ventilation and are equipped with the appropriate connections.

Size and equipment

The cabinets differ in size and thus in the number and size of gas cylinders to be stored. High cabinets or half-high cabinets can be used, which can be equipped with one door or two and devided by shelves.

Substances to be stored

The safety cabinet for compressed gas cylinders can also be suitable for different substances. For example, cabinets for storing non-hazardous gases, such as oxygen, are distinguished from cabinets for flammable, toxic explosive gases

Buy gas storage cabinet for laboratory, industry etc. at

Would you like to purchase a heavy duty construction like a gas cabinet for your laboratory? Our expert advisors will be happy to assist you in choosing the right equipment for your specific needs - just contact us! You can reach our team by phone at +49 30 209 657 900 or via e-mail at