Applied News

Category: Leaktestingsolution

Leak Testing 101: No Soap!

April 23, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

The FDA does not recommend using soap and water solutions to leak test oxygen cylinders. According to FDA guidance and industry standards, soap and water solutions to leak test are not recommended and may even prove dangerous. Soapcontains animal fats (lard) which burns easily and explosive-like in an oxygen enriched atmosphere. Synthetic soap such as dish washing soap (Dawn, Joy, etc.) contain petroleum (oil). Some soaps contain both. These solutions leave residues on the valve that, when they come in contact with high pressure oxygen, can ignite and cause a fire. The FDA requires 2 leak tests during the fill process, one while the the cylinder is filling and another on the cylinder after they have been filled. This test must be done on every cylinder, to ensure that the contents of the cylinder is not leaking and that the patient will receive the full contents in the cylinder. Click here for more information on Applieds Leak Testing Solution.

Posted in Leaktesting, Cylinders, Leaktestingsolution

Recommended Products

Applied Inside
What's New?
Categories
OxyGo (19)General (11)Oxygen (10)Oxygencylinders (9) (8)OxySafe (8)OSHA (7)POC (6)Cylinders (6)DOT (6)Deliveringoxygen (5)Servomex (5)FDA (5)Medicaloxygen (4)Fillingoxygen (4)Medtrade (4)GHS (4)Cannula (3)Leaktesting (3)CGMP (3)Tips And Tricks (2)Seminars (2)Brassandvitonwashers (2)Gastogas (2)Transfilling (2)Carriers (2)Oxygen Safety (2)Financing (2)Competitivebidding (2)Portableoxygenconcentrator (2)Liquidtogas (2)Nosmokingsigns (2)Labels (2)Oxygensafety (2)Oxygo (2)Pigtails (2)Trainingaids (2)Valves (2)Training (2)Oxygentraining (1)DOTtraining (1)Cleaningequipment (1)FDAtraining (1)Employeetraining (1)Disinfectingoxygenequipment (1)Oxygenlabels (1)Oxygencleaning (1)Shipping Papers (1)Oxygencompressedlabels (1)transfilling (1)oxygencylinders (1)oxygenlabels (1)FDAguidance (1)LeakDetectionSolution (1)Supplytubing (1)fillingoxygen (1)FDAregistration (1)Labelupdate (1)Servicearea (1)Deliverybusinessmodel (1)profit (1)planning (1)budget (1)business (1)Oxygendeliveryarea (1)Investment (1)oxygenprofits (1)CGA870 (1)Hazardousmaterial (1)Warehousesignage (1)Cylindervalveconnections (1)Threadedvalveconnections (1)Postvalveconnections (1)CGA540 (1)Cylinder (1)Testingregulators (1)Disposablerespirator (1)Isolationkits (1)Cleanerdisinfectant (1)Singlelumenconserver (1)OxyPulse (1)Oxygenconserver (1)Medicaloxygenregulator (1)Refillingyouroxygencylinders (1)gastogas (1)Comparisonchart (1)liquidtogas (1)refillingoxygencylinders (1)Oxygensaturation (1)Pulserate (1)Fingertip (1)Oximeter (1)harvardbusinessschoolaward (1)Conservers (1)Privatebranding (1)Medtradeseminar (1)LiquidtoGas (1)DMEcompanies (1)Costreduction (1)Non Deliverymodel (1)Regulatoryrequirements (1)portableoxygenconcentrator (1)Connections (1)HBS (1)Portable Oxygen Concentrator (1)Smart Delivery (1)Bi Directional (1)Nebulizers (1)Nuvo (1)SOC (1)Concentrator (1)OxyHome (1)Amazon Gift Card (1)Trade Show (1)2016 (1)Issue 3 (1)Home HealthCare Today (1)Oxygen Expenses (1)Oxygen Costs (1)Competitive Bidding (1)Smoking Cigarettes (1)OxyCareAdvantage (1)Industry News (1)Medtrade Spring 2016 (1)Oxysafe (1)Mask (1)Tubing (1)Disposables (1)Fire Safety Valves (1)Fire Stop Valves (1)Firebreaks (1)Safety (1)Tradeshows (1)AppliedUniversity (1)Trade Shows (1)Spring (1)Testimonals (1)PatientStories (1)DMEs (1)IndustryNews (1)Travel (1)POCs (1)Oxygen 101 (1)Analyzer (1)oxygen (1)driverdeliveryvehicles (1)Bags (1)Racks (1)Carts (1)Compressedgascylinders (1)Warehousepersonnel (1)Respiratorytherapists (1)Drivers (1)DOTfines (1)Corporatechallenge (1)oxygendelivery (1)Driverdailylogbook (1)NPT (1)Quickconnectors (1)Improvingbusiness (1)Hiringemployees (1)medicaloxygen (1)Boxes (1)Employees (1)Oxystat (1)oxygenanalyzers (1)Non Delivery Model (1)Warranty (1)continuingtraining (1)DOTseminar (1)MedtradeFall2015 (1)rebateoffer (1)handheldanalyzer (1)Compressed USP (1)Westlake (1)Compliant Labels (1)Cylinder Labels (1)Misbranding Medical Oxygen (1)Job (1)Wantedad (1)Salesrepresentative (1)Westlakeinbloom2015 (1)Teamwork (1)USDOT (1)OxyFillGastoGasRefillingSystem (1)Thermalshutoffdevice (1)oxygen cylinder labels (1)Oxygentrainingbypersonnel (1)FDAandDOTrequirementsforcylinderstorage (1)minioxygenstorageaudit (1)GHS symbols for oxygen labels (1)GHS and OSHA (1)OSHA requirements for oxygen cylinder labels (1)regulatoryrequirements (1)ISO8359 (1)oxygensystems (1)conservers (1)makingmoney (1)competitivebidding (1)transportingcylinderssafely (1)cylindercarriers (1)cylinderbags (1)Fdacgmptraining (1)Oxygenconcentrators (1)cylindercarts (1)Vehiclerequirements (1)Medicaltubing (1)CPAPtubing (1)CGAconnections (1)Liquidgases (1)Cryogenichoses (1)Transfillingsiterequirements (1)Accreditationrequirements (1)ISOstandards (1)Oxygencertified (1)Nitrogencertified (1)Paramagneticoxygenanalyzers (1)Oxigraf (1)Calibratingoxygenanalyzers (1)Calibrationgases (1)Specifiedgases (1)cylinderracks (1)CPAP (1)Signageforoxygendistributors (1)SDS (1)calibration gases (1)oxygen analyzer (1)VA (1)Patient Safety (1)Product Reviews (1)Patient Bags (1)NIST Standards (1)SOP (1)Thermometer (1)High Pressure Gauges (1)Calibration (1)QCU (1)Better Oxygen Business (1)System (1)Supplying Medical Oxygen (1)Oxygraf analyzer (1)FDA Compliant Drug Product Labels (1)buyingoxygeninbulk (1)filling cylinders (1)fillingoxygencylinders (1)medicaloxygenandcuttingcosts (1)DME (1)increasingprofitsformedicaloxygen (1)transfillingmedicaloxygen (1)filling oxygen (1)DUNs number (1)New labeling and Hazcom training requirements (1)transferring oxygen (1)FDA registration (1)required training (1)employee training (1)Job specific training (1)DOT training (1)FDA training (1)ResMedS9 (1)Signageforoxygenmanufacturers (1)Oxygenfires (1)DOTvehiclerequirements (1)Oxygenfilling (1)Cartsandracks (1)Rattle Lessracks (1)LiquidtoGastransfillsystem (1)MedtradeFall2014 (1)Cylinderracks (1)Oxygenvehicles (1)Cylindercarts (1)CleanerDisinfectant (1)OxygenEquipmentCleaner (1)ConcentratorCleaner (1)3GLabelRemover (1)Oxygensupplier (1)Analyzermaintenance (1)OxygenUSP (1)Cylinderbags (1)Regulators (1)Inhousetraining (1)Gastogassystem (1)Cannulafires (1)Batchproductionrecords (1)Lotstickers (1)Fillingaccessories (1)Fillingparts (1)Cuttingoxygencosts (1)Liquidtogassystem (1)CGA (1)Drug Listing (1)Transfilling Oxygen (1)FDA Registration (1)OxyFillLiquidtoGasOxygenRefillingSystem (1)FederalLawoncGMP (1)DOTinPlainEnglish (1)Trainingworkbooks (1)Paramagneticoxygenanalyzer (1)Employeetrainingformedicaloxygen (1)communityservicedaysatApplied (1)LabelGun (1)Calibrationchart (1)Thermometercalibration (1)Gaugecalibration (1)Equipmentcalibration (1)ExpirationDate (1)Lot (1)Monarch (1)Oxygentransfillingsystem (1)OxyMark (1)2014OxygenSeminar (1)AccreditationSeminar (1)Leaktestingsolution (1)Onlineclassinstructions (1)Accessingonlineclasses (1)AppliedUniversityWalkthroughvideo (1)Pigtailinspectionform (1)Oxygencompatiblecleaners (1)OxyLok (1)Carts And Racks (1)Valveseals (1)Medicaloxygencylinders (1)Cylindershoulders (1)Regulator (1)Cylindervalve (1)Plasticwashers (1)Nylonwashers (1)Oxygen Delivery (1)Oxygenequipmentcleaner (1)Pictograms (1)FreeCPAPmaskfitting (1)CPAPTherapy (1)Oxygenvehicle (1)Non Flammablegasplacard (1)Oxygenplacard (1)Oxygenservice (1)Oxycare (1) + Show More
Free Subscription!

Get the latest regulatory info, accreditation news and exclusive discounts!

Applied University