[Hallb-engineering] Fwd: propane bottle seal caused fire

Douglas Tilles tilles at jlab.org
Fri Jun 3 08:48:06 EDT 2016

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From: "Ed folts" <folts at jlab.org>
To: "Jack Segal" <Segal at jlab.org>, "James Brock" <jbrock at jlab.org>, "Tom Carstens" <carstens at jlab.org>, "Walter Kellner" <kellner at jlab.org>, "Jessie Butler" <jbutler at jlab.org>, "Doug Tilles" <Tilles at jlab.org>
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2016 8:35:56 AM
Subject: propane bottle seal caused fire

This week we had another propane bottle fire (Mapp gas this time). This 
one was due to a leak in the seal between the bottle and the torch. 
During his investigation Tim Minga found that the O ring down inside the 
neck of the bottle was cracked. It was also noticed that the bottle was 
old and there was corrosion on the neck.
Please take a look at all of your propane and mapp gas bottles and 
inspect this O ring. Suspect bottles can be disposed of to Brett Lewis 
at industrial Hygiene.

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