Figure 4-33.Identifying color patterns for gas cylinders.

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while  a  sixth  class  has  been  reserved  for  fire  protection equipment. A standard color has been chosen to represent each of these classes and is shown in table 4-2. Since you work with fuel gas and oxygen, you must become familiar with the colors of the cylinders in which these gases are contained. The fuel-gas cylinder is yellow, and the oxygen cylinder is green. In addition to color coding, the exact identification of the material contained in a compressed-gas cylinder must be   indicated   by   a   written   title   that   appears   in   two locations-diametrically    opposite    and    parallel    to    the longitudinal  axis  of  the  cylinder.  Cylinders,  having  a background color of yellow, orange, or buff have the title painted black Cylinders, having a background color of red, brown, black, blue, gray, or green, have the title painted white. COLOR  WARNINGS.—  The  appearance  on  the body, top, or as a band(s) on compressed-gas cylinders of the six colors specified should provide a warning of danger from the hazard involved. CYLINDER   COLOR   BANDS.—   Cylinder   color bands appear upon the cylinder body and serve as color warnings  when  they  are  yellow,  brown,  blue,  green,  or gray.   The   bands   also   provide   color   combinations   to separate  and  distinguish  cylinders  for  convenience  in handling,    storage,    and    shipping.    Color    bands    for segregation   purposes   will   not   be   specified   for   new materials not presently covered by MIL-STD-101B. DECALS.—  Two  decals  may  be  applied  on  the shoulder  of  each  cylinder.  They  should  be  diametrically opposite  and  at  right  angles  to  the  titles.  They  should indicate the name of the gas, precautions for handling, and use.  A  background  color  corresponding  to  the  primary warning color of the contents should be used. SHATTERPROOF   CYLINDERS.—   A   shatter- proof cylinder should be stenciled with the phrase “NON- SHAT’’  longitudinally  90  degrees  from  the  titles.  Letters must be black or white and approximately 1 inch in size. SERVICE OWNERSHIP.— On cylinders owned by  or  procured  for  the  Department  of  Defense,  the bottom  and  the  lower  portion  of  the  cylinder  body opposite   the   valve   end   may   be   used   for   service ownership titles. The six colors identified in table 4-2 are used on the body and top of, or as a band on, a compressed-gas cylinder to serve as a warning of the hazard involved in handling the type of material contained in the cylinder. Figure    4-32    shows    titles    and    color    codes    for compressed-gas cylinders most often found in a construction             C54.9 Figure 4-33.—Identifying color patterns for gas cylinders. battalion  or  in  a  public  works  department  where  Seabee personnel are working. Figure 4-33 shows how cylinders are identified    by    the    overall    painted    color    code    and 4-25

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