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CYLINDER AND BUNDLE INFORMATION

Cylinders & Markings

Technical Data

Pure gases and gas mixtures are supplied in steel or aluminum cylinders of different sizes. Usually, they are filled with a filling pressure of 200 or 300 bar. The table below contains some typical values for dimensions and contents of some standard cylinders and bundles:

Cylinder
Gas Content
[m3]
Outside Diameter
[mm]
Length
[mm]
Empty Weight
[kg]
F 2 200 bar
0.4
100
350
2.5
F 5 200 bar
1
140
440
5.5
F 10 200 bar
2
140
810
12
F 20 200 bar
4
204
790
25
F 20 300 bar
6
204
815
39
F 33 300 bar
10
229
1150
50
F 50 200 bar
10
229
1500
57
F 50 300 bar
15
229
1488
71
F 2 Alu 200 bar
0.4
102
390
2.6
F 5 Alu 200 bar
1
140
525
6.5
F 10 Alu 200 bar
2
140
995
11
F 20 Alu 200 bar
4
204
940
23.4
F 40 Alu 200 bar
8
229
1455
46
F 50 Alu 200 bar
10
250
1530
57.5
B 12 x F 50 200 bar
120
L 990 / W 750 / H 1838
920
B 12 x F 50 300 bar
180
L 990 / W 750 / H 1838
1100
MegaPack 4 (B4 x F 150 200 bar)
120
L 870 / W 880 / H 2260
1020
MegaPack 4 (B4 x F 150 300 bar)
180
L 870 / W 880 / H 2260
1020
MegaPack 6 (B6 x F 150 200 bar)
180
L 1240 / W 880 / H 2260
1530
MegaPack 6 (B6 x P 150 300 bar)
270
L 1240 / W 880 / H 2260
1530
MegaPack C4 (B4 x F 150 200 bar)
120
L 920 / W 930 / H 1.950
1100
MegaPack C4 (B4 x F 150 300 bar)
180
L 920 / W 930 / H 1950
1100
MegaPack C6 (B6 x F 150 200 bar)
180
L 920 / W 1330 / H 1950
1600
MegaPack C6 (B6 x P 150 300 bar)
270
L 920 / W 1330 / H 1950
1600

 

Cylinder marking

Compressed gas containers are identified by imprinting on the cylinder shoulder. The imprinting contains the specific cylinder number as well as information about approval for gas species, test dates, materials, owner, etc.

Please note, that the imprint of the approval for gas species is no indication of the actual contents; this is solely specified on the label of the cylinder.

The color of the cylinder shoulder carries some important information on the cylinder content. With the introduction of EN 1089-3, the color codes for gases in compressed gas cylinders were unified in Europe. A distinction is made according to four possible risk potentials: inert, flammable, oxidizing and toxic/corrosive. In addition, for some gases special colors are explicitly defined, e.g. white for oxygen or black for nitrogen. 

 

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