Cylinder Management

Cylinder Management

Veolia North America is experienced in all areas of cylinder handling, from unknown cylinder sampling and identification to transferring contents, decommissioning, identifying leaks and disposal. Field personnel receive special training to assure safe handling of cylinders containing compressed and liquefied gases, and highly toxic or reactive liquids. Our services include identification, packaging, labeling and transportation of any type or size cylinder.

With our hazardous waste field computer system, a questionnaire must be completed before a cylinder can be shipped. The questionnaire includes information on the manufacturer, contents, and the condition of the cylinder and valve. Special permission must be obtained for cylinders and valves that are not in good condition. This information appears on the packing slip and project summary for subsequent handling and management needs.
 

CUSTOMIZED SERVICES

Cylinders are used in many applications and might be located anywhere in a facility. Our field personnel are qualified to identify the contents of the cylinder and to properly manage the cylinder. Our cylinder services can be routinely included in our on-site services, or we can dispatch our experts to identify cylinder contents, examine the cylinders to determine whether there are any safety issues and recommend disposal options. Our Reactive Chemicals Group has completed advanced coursework and has hands-on experience with handling reactive chemicals and cylinders.

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

Contents of cylinders may be subject to regulation under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or have special transportation requirements. Discuss requirements with your sales or service representative.

SERVICES

  • ​Unknown cylinder sampling and identification
  • Direct transfer of liquids from cylinders
  • Gas transfer into solvents
  • Phosgene cylinder leak testing
  • Cylinder decommissioning
  • Overpacking of damaged or leaking containers
  • Valve and body condition evaluation
  • Alternative disposal options (e.g., recycling, energy recovery)
  • Customized Services

    CUSTOMIZED SERVICES

    Cylinders are used in many applications and might be located anywhere in a facility. Our field personnel are qualified to identify the contents of the cylinder and to properly manage the cylinder. Our cylinder services can be routinely included in our on-site services, or we can dispatch our experts to identify cylinder contents, examine the cylinders to determine whether there are any safety issues and recommend disposal options. Our Reactive Chemicals Group has completed advanced coursework and has hands-on experience with handling reactive chemicals and cylinders.
  • Regulatory Requirements

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

    Contents of cylinders may be subject to regulation under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or have special transportation requirements. Discuss requirements with your sales or service representative.
  • Services

    SERVICES

    • ​Unknown cylinder sampling and identification
    • Direct transfer of liquids from cylinders
    • Gas transfer into solvents
    • Phosgene cylinder leak testing
    • Cylinder decommissioning
    • Overpacking of damaged or leaking containers
    • Valve and body condition evaluation
    • Alternative disposal options (e.g., recycling, energy recovery)