Medical gas cylinder storage: Is clearance to combustibles required for gases less than 300 cubic feet?

Blog Post created by jonhart Employee on Feb 13, 2018


The storage and management of gas cylinders in health care facilities is an ongoing compliance issue. During my recent NFPA Live presentation I provided an overview of the requirements in NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code for their storage. I addressed the differing requirements based on volume stored as well as the criteria for the small volume of gas that is allowed to be stored outside of an enclosure.  nfpa 99 - medical gas cylinder storage for healthcare facilities


During the live event I received these two follow-up questions from members. I'm now sharing them with you. I hope you find some value in it.


Also, I've attached a brand new fact sheet that you can download on this same topic.

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