Operation of Oxy-Acetyllene Equipment

In consequence of a recent casualty, and by reference to recent survey inspections, the American Club issued a note that oxygen and acetylene equipment is in some cases being used without the fitment of flashback arrestors. This is an extremely dangerous practice. Flashback arrestors must always be fitted to the bottles. Bottles themselves must always be stowed securely in an upright position with oxygen and acetylene bottles stowed separately and away from each other, not in enclosed spaces.

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