Salvage of Gas Cylinders

Salvage and Transport

Safety transport container for hazardous gas cylinders

Safety for people and the environment

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Salvage of hazardous gas cylinders

Identification, salvage, containment, transport and safe disposal is only possible with extreme caution and with application of safety engineering technologies.

UTM is always at your disposal in this area of hazard response.
For enquiries, please go to Contact or call us (+49 451-30 20 940).


Remotely Operated Salvage Robot - ROSS

If it is necessary to recover gas cylinders from a safe distance, the UTM salvage robot ROSS is the solution for rapid hazard removal.

Salvage Container | Cylinder Recovery Vessel

UTM provides salvage pressure receptacles or cylinder recovery vessels (GASTOR) for the safe transportation of hazardous gas cylinders. These safety containers are also know as Emergency Response Containment Vessel (ERCV). 

Consider the following scenarios:

An acetylene gas cylinder threatens to explode after a traffic accident and must be secured. 

Old gas cylinders are discovered and must be identified, safely contained and removed from the scene.

Salvage Container GASTOR Typ M

The UTM salvage container for gas cylinders (GASTOR) was approved by the BAM (German abbr. for Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) for a variety of different gases.

Even acetylene gas cylinders, which are the source of the explosive hazard, can be safely transported in this containment vessel.

Emergency Response Recovery Vessel GASTOR M
Emergency Response Recovery Vessel Gastor M

BAM test

At the beginning of 2008, various tests were carried out at BAM's facilities in which different acetylene gas cylinders were ignited inside the safety container.

Burst test Gastor M with acetylene gas cylinder
BAM burst test with acetylene gas cylinder

Various Models

We also design and produce recovery containers according to your individual specifications.

Here is an overview of the available sizes and models.