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Compressed Gas Safety for Experimental Fusion Facilities

L. C. Cadwallader

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 47 / Number 4 / May 2005 / Pages 989-994

Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - Tritium, Safety, and Environment /

Experimental fusion facilities present a variety of hazards to the operators and staff. There are unique or specialized hazards, including magnetic fields, cryogens, radio frequency emissions, and vacuum reservoirs. There are also more general industrial hazards, such as a wide variety of electrical power, pressurized air and cooling water systems in use, there are crane and hoist loads, working at height, and handling compressed gas cylinders. This paper outlines the projectile hazard associated with compressed gas cylinders and methods of treatment to provide for compressed gas safety. This information should be of interest to personnel at both magnetic and inertial fusion experiments.

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