Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration May 24, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Advisory: Removal From Service of Liner-Less, Fully-Wrapped Fiberglass Composite Cylinders
Document Number: E7-10081
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Recently, five (5) 33-pound propane cylinders authorized under DOT Special Permit (DOT-SP 13957) ruptured during storage at a facility in Miami, Florida. The purpose of this notice is to alert owners and users of certain cylinders manufactured under this special permit to potential safety problems and to advise them to remove the cylinders from service as outlined in this notice. Also, PHMSA requests information on any other failures or leakage of lading, involving all cylinders made under DOT-SP 13957, which include 10-pound, 20-pound, and 33-pound cylinders, that may not have been previously reported to the agency.