• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3338

Cylinder Valve Spindle Sheared

Cause & Consequence

  • Other
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Training incl. emergency response

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Breathing apparatus cylinder

Lessons Identified

Cylinder valves can be fitted with excess flow valves which will control the escape of air under pressure in the event of damage to the cylinder valve and reduce the potential to cause harm to people and property

Incident Recommendations

Cylinder valves to be fitted with excess flow valves

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