gas cylinder

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gas cylinder

A high-pressure, nonreactive, seamless tempered steel container for compressed gas used for medical, therapeutic, or diagnostic purposes.
See also: cylinder
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When I was about 10, my sister and I would be sent in the dead of night to fetch the midwife in Everton Valley who would tell us to carry the gas and air bottles back to the house, saying 'I'll be up soon.' "We used to carry this heavy case together, but never looked inside.
Advantages: simplicity of operation (no air bottles or tanks needed), 1-stroke cocking, moderate cost and durability.
Spare air bottles should also be taken down and tied to the wreck to cover an emergency problem, which would prevent rapid surfacing and the bends problem to another diver, as in the Malta case.
Complete with a self-contained air system for refilling air bottles, the truck helps students develop several competencies within the career education program, including incident command training and fitness testing.
The idea is to provide fire crews with a nearby place to refill their air bottles during an emergency, eliminating the need for firefighters to lug the bottles up and down the stairs.
Gas and air bottles exploded when the ambulance caught fire on the A483 between Welshpool and Oswestry at around 8.30am yesterday.
He surfaced rapidly from a depth of 21 metres after experiencing problems with his air bottles.
They also provide vital support during a fire emergency, like replacing air bottles in breathing equipment and carrying drinking water to parched (thirsty) firefighters.
To be suitable for enthusiastic leisure pursuits, including diving, the boot is not lined with fabric, but aluminium with restraining straps for items such as air bottles. Folding the rear seats increases the carrying capacity.
Bill Whitehouse, of the British Cave Rescue Council, said: "The Thai Navy Seal divers and Australian divers followed on setting up supply bottles and air bottles for follow-up operations." The divers had been trying to reach an elevated mound inside the caves called Pattaya Beach, hoping to find the group.