Figure 1-18.Compressed gas cylinders commonly used by Utilitiesmen.
Table 1-3.Cylinder Color Chart
Main Body Color
A secondary color warning alerts you to the
the title. Letters must be black or white and
approximately 1 inch in size.
secondary hazard of a material. The second hazard
differs from the primary hazard. These colors appear as
arrows (or triangles) on piping systems and as main
body, top, or band colors on compressed gas cylinders.
Two decalcomanias may be applied on the
shoulder of each cylinder diametrically opposite 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 color
warning of the content should be used.
A shatterproof cylinder must be stenciled with the
phrase "Non-Shat" longitudinally at 90 degrees from
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 appearance on the body, top, or as a band of
any of the six colors listed in table 1-1 warns of danger
from the hazards in handling the type of material
contained in the cylinder.
Figure 1-18 shows compressed gas cylinders and
table 1-3 shows cylinder colors most commonly found
in a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion or in a Public
Works Department where Seabee personnel will be