Gas Cylinders and Medical Gases

  • Peter Schreiber
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation / Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung / Anaesthésiologie et Réanimation book series (A+I, volume 59)


Medical gases are normally stored, shipped, and supplied in metal containers called gas cylinders. The design and dimensions of gas cylinders, their valve outlets, transportation, testing, and periodic examination are subject to national standards and regulations. These national standards vary, with the exception of the Pin-Index Safety System for flush-type cylinder valves which has been adopted by a great number of countries.


Anaesthesia Machine Valve Outlet Ignition Limit Large Cylinder Vapor Pressure Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schreiber
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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