CYLINDER SAFETY AND OPERATING
Helium is a natural, non-flammable and
harmless gas, which if simple instructions are followed is easy to use. The following safety and operating instructions MUST be
practiced every time this balloon inflator is attached to a cylinder.
All caution statements must be strictly followed; Failure to adhere to
these instructions may result in personal injury or property damage.
Caution. This helium balloon inflator is designed to fill
balloons quickly and safely. Exercise extreme caution when handling
pressurised gas cylinders.
Secure the cylinder to be used so
that it will not fall over. The best option is to use a specially designed
cylinder stand or cylinder trolley.
Rip off the plastic cap from the
cylinder outlet and inspect the cylinder valve for thread damage, dirt,
dust, oil or grease
Crack open the cylinder valve quickly (1/4 turn) prior to
use, this will remove any foreign matter from the inside of the valve port
If the cylinder valve is opened too much without the
cylinder being secured it may fall over due to the force of the gas
Always stand to the side of the cylinder when
completing this operation. DO NOT stand in front of the valve when
completing this operation
Make sure that no other person is surprised or
affected by the escaping gas or the noise of the operation
NOT move the cylinder with the inflator connected
NOT drop or strike the cylinder or inflator
NOT store in direct sunlight or apply heat
KEEP THE CYLINDER VALVE CLOSED WHEN NOT USING THE
Attaching the inflator to the helium cylinder
Ensure that the O ring on the inlet of the inflator
is in place, and that it is not damaged and attach inflator to the
cylinder by turning the thread or hand tight clockwise into the cylinder
Never use grease or oil under any circumstances on
either the cylinder valve or the inflator seal
Open the valve anti-clockwise slowly or the sudden
rush of released cylinder pressure may make your inflator defective.
Check all connections for leaks before filling
balloons. Put the neck of the balloon over the rubber nozzle, hold the
balloon firmly, gently bend the nozzle to inflate the balloon and release
when desired balloon size is reached. (Use the brass push valve for foil
balloons as appropriate)
Removing your inflator from the cylinder
Make sure that the cylinder valve is fully turned off
Release the pressure from the inflator by pushing or
bending the balloon-filling nozzle of your inflator
Turn your regulator or hand tight in an
anti-clockwise and continue until the inflator is fully disengaged
balloons no earlier than two hours before function,
latex balloons will start to deflate after 8 hours
Do's & Don'ts to keep you safe
when using helium
Read the safety precautions on the cylinder neck label before using
Always store helium cylinders in a well-ventilated area and secure
it in an upright position so that they cannot fall over damaging the
equipment and things around it.
Check all connections for leaks before filling balloons.
Always use a regulator and valve supplied by BJE Cellar gases that
is designed for balloon filling operations.
Close the cylinder valve after each use and when the cylinder is
Clearly label faulty cylinders with fault and return to our depot
as soon as possible.
Do not allow anyone to breathe helium from cylinders or from filled
balloons, although not poisonous it can result in asphyxiation.
Do not leave cylinders unattended so that they can be used
Do not allow children or any unauthorised persons to handle
cylinders or use balloon-filling equipment.
Only Transport helium cylinders in a well-ventilated vehicle
preferably open back vehicles if possible.
Never transport the cylinder with the filling nozzle attached, as
this could cause damage and will be charged for.
Use a cylinder hand truck to move cylinders where required.
Never place cylinder where it could come into contact with an
For Technical or health and safety support
Phone BJE Cellar
Gases of Brierley Hill on (01384) 483144
|Size of canister
of 10``balloons filled
litre Balloon Gas
litre Balloon Gas
above table is for your guidance to help you decide the right gas cylinder
for the amount of balloons you need to inflate. It shows the average number of balloons that can be expected from
each size cylinder when the balloons are fully inflated to the sizes
shown. All quantities are approximate and based on 10-inch latex balloons.
Always order more gas then you need to account for over inflation and the
occasional burst balloon, which will mean loss of gas.
Remember that a 10 inch balloon filled to 12 inches uses twice the gas
Helium is the gas used in balloons to make them float; it does not
react with other gases it is inert, non-flammable and perfectly safe to
Terms & Conditions of Hire
If you are picking up the cylinder
yourself we will require a cash deposit. Your deposit is refunded on the
safe return of the hire equipment.
cylinder and filling nozzle remain the property of BJE Cellar gases.
Damage or loss of the cylinder or kit may result in loss of deposit.
Balloon Gas (Helium) Properties
Helium (Chemical Formula He) is an inert,
colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas but can cause asphyxiation and
death in confined, poorly ventilated areas, pure helium must never be
inhaled. Helium cylinders are specially marked; be sure you are using the
correct equipment for the appropriate application. It is non-toxic and non-flammable.
Heliumís non-combustibility and buoyancy make it the most suitable gas
for balloons. Helium is less dense than any other known gas, except
hydrogen, and is about one-seventh the density of air. There are no known
toxicological effects or ecological damage caused by this product.
BJE Cellar gases distributes drinks dispense cylinder gases across
the west midlands and surrounding areas to public houses, restaurants,
bars, clubs and cafes as well as helium balloon gas for parties/occasions.
For drinks dispense gases / mixed cellar gases please call the same number
shown. BJE Cellar Gases also supplies Drinks Dispense Cylinder Gases
Beer Gases include CO2 and Mixed Gases70/30 40/60 and 50/50.For a
competitive Cellar gas or Balloon Gas or Calor gas quote or help and
advice on choosing the correct cylinder size please contact us.
Any information that is shown here was
correct at the time of writing. BJE Cellar gases accept no liability for
injury or damage resulting from its use.