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Re: [APD] transporting CO2 cylinders
This might be a good topic for Mythbuster's TV show.
Or an adventurous soul.
--- Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca> wrote:
> For those with small cars & nervous about
> transporting cylinders:
> wherever you buy your CO2 will always deliver it for
> a modest fee.
> That's because they have to have the proper trucks
> to deliver stuff like
> acetylene, oxygen, propane and CO2 to auto body
> shops, hospitals and
> other consumers of liquid or compressed gases. They
> even have
> regulations about where they can drive! They cannot
> take CO2 through a
> long tunnel for instance for fear that a cylinder
> would leak and
> asphyxiate motorists in the tunnel.
> The best advice I can give you is to have something
> extremely heavy
> along to set beside the cylinder in the trunk of
> your car so that it
> can't roll around. Towels or a blanket also help to
> secure it in place
> because you can use the weight of the cylinder to
> hold the towel in
> place. The heavy cylinder can push other objects
> around but it can't
> push a wadded up towel; there's too much friction
> and the towel deforms
> when pushed against. The same trick works for your
> BBQ propane bottle!
> Always drive with your driver window fully down &
> preferably one or two
> others as well. CO2 isn't poisonous however it kills
> you by displacing
> all the other air around you so you don't have
> oxygen. If it did dump,
> you would have time to stop the vehicle and open
> your window/door to get
> fresh air. It would be like holding your breath.
> Perhaps the worst
> concern would be the interior of the vehicle filling
> with a cloud of
> condensation making it impossible for you to see
> where you were going.
> Open windows might help prevent that too. Has
> anybody seen a CO2 dump
> that can relate the experience?
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