Gas Cylinder Weights, Sizes & Colours

Understand the colour coding, sizes and weights of gas cylinders

While the cylinder label is the primary means of identifying the properties of the gas in a cylinder, the colour applied to the shoulder, or curved part at the top of the cylinder, signifies the European standard colour coding.

A number of industrial gases have been assigned a specific colour based on the hazard risk.

These quick reference downloads provide details about cylinder colours, weights, volumes and dimensions for industrial gas cylinders, refrigerant gas cylinders, speciality gas cylinders and medical gas cylinders.

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