Hazards of Compressed Gases
1. Mechanical failure of the cylinder, cylinder valve, or regulator can result in rapid diffusion of the pressurized contents into the atmosphere, leading to explosion, fire runaway reaction, or burst reaction vessels.
2. Unsecured cylinders can be knocked over very easily, causing serious injury and damage. Impact can shear the valve from an uncapped cylinder, especially if a regulator is attached, causing a rocking action or penwhelling leading to personal injury.