Hydraulic Impact Breaker
cylinder to another. The rate of flow of the
gas itself may be sufficient to cause an
nature, are hazardous. They are capable of
creating environments that are oxygen
CAUTION: Check valves are an important
deficient, flammable or explosive. Death has
safety feature, but don't rely on them 100%
occurred during a routine repair on a carrier
to prevent a "back-flow" condition. Always
when a nitrogen-charged canister on the
open the cylinder slowly. Purge the regulator
carrier exploded as it was being
and hoses by allowing a small amount of
gas to pass through the system.
CAUTION: Nitrogen, which is present in our
CAUTION: Nitrogen may burn, but will not
atmosphere, can still displace the oxygen in
ignite readily. The cylinder may explode in
a room or enclosure and cause suffocation.
the heat of a fire.
CAUTION: Never deliberately breathe, or
CAUTION: Vapors may cause dizziness or
allow others to breathe, any compressed gas
suffocation. Contact with liquid may cause
of any type. It is possible to deplete the
oxygen in the bloodstream and cause rapid
suffocation and DEATH.
NOTE: It is recommended that the accumulator be
disassembled every 500 working hours. At this
CAUTION: Always wear proper clothing for
time, the diaphragm should be replaced, even
the job. Protective clothing, safety shoes
if it appears to be in good condition. WHEN
and leather gloves should be worn, in
THE ACCUMULATOR GOES FLAT, THE
addition to the required helmet or other
RUBBER DIAPHRAGM MUST BE
protective gear. Any time compressed gases
REPLACED, EVEN IF ITS CONDITION
are handled, safety glasses should be worn.
CAUTION: Keep a fire extinguisher close at
1. Unscrew eight accumulator screws (B) with an Allen
hand. Situate flammable gas cylinders in a
wrench. (Once screws have been loosened, they
location so that if a fire does occur, it may
maybe removed with an air wrench.)
be easily extinguished. In some cases, it
may be better to evacuate the area and let
2. Remove inflating screw (C) and sealing ring (D).
the cylinder burn, especially if escaping gas
could collect and explode.
3. Remove accumulator from head. Check condition of
CAUTION: Never attempt to adapt fittings
4. Remove 16 shell fixing screws (F) and open
from one device or cylinder to another.
Fittings or hoses may not be compatible
with the gas products and may fail violently.
5. Replace diaphragm (G).
Gases should never be transferred from one
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