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Stored Gas Energy

Stored Gas Energy

Release Gas

Even after complete Lockout, gas may exist as a Stored Energy that needs to be addressed. Examples include the following:

  • Systems that include a refrigerant in a closed circuit
  • Accumulators or intensifiers where nitrogen may used

To ensure safe conditions for Maintenance, this stored gas pressure must be released in a safe manner as defined by the OEM or plant procedures. Be especially cautious with the release of refrigerants, toxic or explosive gases, that require specific containment practices.

Information covering sources of gas energy is available on the Gas Energy Sources page.

Proper Lockout/Tagout can virtually eliminate the risk involved with Hazardous Energy.

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