The “Do’s and Don’ts” of CGA Cylinder Connections

Editorial Staff | October 30, 2017

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

You might recognize that line from Frank Capra’s timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. And while it’s certainly a powerful moral statement about human connection, it should also resonate with anyone who works with compressed gas cylinder connections. In a CGA connection system, each piece is inextricably tied to every other piece, creating a cohesive, functional whole. One bad connection leaves an awful hole, leading to contaminants and inconsistencies.

Learn more about how to manage these connections with this detailed “do’s and don’ts” list from Frank Kandl, Airgas’ Integration Project Manager for Specialty Gas Equipment. Originally published for Clean Peaks, this list is designed to help you eliminate hazards and achieve higher purity.

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As an Airgas Integration Project Manager for Specialty Gas Equipment, Frank draws on more than 38 years of experience in the design and manufacture of gas delivery systems. His considerable background includes high purity systems for gas chromatography and other analytical applications, as well as ultra high purity systems used in nanotechnology and semiconductor applications.