Safety points to remember:
- Minimize risk and exposure.
- Identify and assess all hazards and consequences.
- Use remote manipulations whenever possible.
- Minimize pressure, volume, and temperature.
- Design conservatively.
- Use material with a predictably safe failure mode.
- Ensure that the components of the pressurized system will maintain structural integrity at the maximum allowable working pressure. Avoid material that may become brittle.
- Operate within the original design parameters.
- Provide backup protection (e.g., pressure relief valves, fail-safe devices).
- Use quality hardware.
- Use protective shield or enclosures.
- Use tie-downs to secure tubing and other equipment.
- Do not leave a pressurized system unattended.
IMPORTANT: Normally pressurized systems should not include glass components unless they are specially designed and intended for that purpose.