Safety Issue:

I teach cadets the "IAFF Operations Level" at the Phila Fire Academy, A few asked questions on cylinders and the amount of product they can hold.

I have all my notes at work, but a quick summary follows:

Example: Acetylene tanks, lets say the 3ft size, is approx 2cuft in volumn, with temp constant at 70deg F, I believe the books says it can hold 300 cuft of gas. How do I prove it??

(I'm working by memory...haha...I'm also losing that battle)

Now the total contents will be different for every gas.

This also applies to our FIRE CODE.

A total of 750 CUFT of compressed flammable gas per control area. So how do I prove the total volume of a particular compressed gas in total CUFT?

I need to show the building owner that he may be in violation of the Fire Code.

Some of the gases I see alot are: Ammonia, CHlorine, Propane, Acetylene and many others. WHY is this important?

I found 6 working Acetylene carts on the 6 ft floor of a building. I know this has got to be a Fire Code violation, but I have to prove it!

if Vol of tank is only 2cuft, how do I prove there is approx. 300 cuft of acetylene gas per tank?

So, more than 2 1/2 tanks is in violation of the Fire Code. I need to prove it.

Any help is appreciated.

Remember, working by memory.

Thanks Ron