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[P-16] Guideline for Nitrogen Purging of Containers


This publication is intended to protect personnel during the vaporization of liquid nitrogen and the subsequent use of gaseous nitrogen for purging containers. It should be read thoroughly before using nitrogen to purge a container.

This publication describes a recommended procedure for nitrogen purging of containers to ensure the safest possible work environment during the nitrogen application process. It also describes protecting the container from hazards associated with exposure to liquid nitrogen.


Category Protection and Safe Handling     Standards & Guidelines
Keywords cylinders  |  nitrogen  |  Portable Tank  |  purging  |  tank cars
Related P-12  |  P-76  |  P-9