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Compressed Gas

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Dangerously Reactive                           Class A - Compressed Gas

The gas becomes compressed by pressuring, dissolving or liquefying it by compression or refrigeration techniques.  The reason this is considered to be dangerous is, because it is under pressure.  Moreover, is the object containing compressed gas is punctured it is very likely it will get out of control, affecting people around it.  Moreover, if the object is heated it could easily lead to explosion.  Compressed gas should never be touched by bare hands, because the gas is very cold, which could lead to frostbites, such as carbon dioxide in an air extinguisher.  Acetylene, oxygen and propane are another examples of compressed gas