Well, I searched around and couldn't find anything on this, so I figured I'd ask.
I've seen what can happen when an oxygen or acetylene tank goes boom...didn't like seeing the effects at a distance and would like it even less up close.
So my question is how would one store these tanks to meet the optimum level of safety? In my case the storage is actually in a shop/garage.
I've dealt with some lower grade explosive in the past and the facility they were stored in had blast direction containers (1/4" plate steel closets bolted into the concrete with one weak side made of thinner sheet metal). The weak side faced out to a no-go zone which was well labeled. The intent was that in the event of a fire or other problem, the firemen and any employees new that they didn't want to be anywhere near the no-go zone since the blast would be directed out that way.
Would this be an appropriate method to store OA tanks?
I know the normal rules, secured tanks, regulators removed when not in use, valves closed, caps on, etc...
I was just thinking about what would happen if for some reason there was a fire in my garage...figure my OA tanks would do a hell of a lot of damage.
Any ideas? Opinions? Proven methods by which to store the tanks in a manner that will reduce overall damage to the area in the event of a fire?