The ASM Thermal Spray Society Recommended Practices Committee, through its Subcommittee on Safety, is responsible for the development and dissemination of practical recommendations for thermal spraying work. This paper discusses the guidance set forth in the “Recommended Practice for the Handling and Usage of Gases in Thermal Spraying,” which deals with the installation, operation, and maintenance of gas equipment used in spraying processes. It summarizes the hazards associated with compressed gases and high-pressure cylinders and presents precautionary measures to reduce the risks. Paper includes a German-language abstract.

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