PUR 702: Gas Cylinders and Gas Products
To describe the methods for procuring gas products and for paying monthly rental charges so that:
All gas cylinders and compressed gas purchases must be made through Laboratory Stores.
All cylinders, except disposable and exchange cylinders, have a monthly rental fee due on the 15th of each month. Unless other arrangements have been made with Laboratory Stores, the cylinder rental fee will be charged to the agency/org provided at the point of sale. Some specialty gases have higher rental fees and require deposits. Laboratory Stores will notify the purchaser prior to the purchase if additional fees apply.
To expedite these procedures, Laboratory Stores does not require authorized signatures for gas purchases. Departments that need to institute that authority may do so internally within their own organization. If a department wishes to use authorized signatures, it is the department’s responsibility to inform its users and their assistants of this change in procedure. In this case, a list of authorized signers and the corresponding agency/orgs must be provided to Laboratory Stores. D
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Response time for delivery of any of these items is approximately 24 hours or less from the time the order is received at Laboratory Stores.
Other types and grades of compressed gases may also be ordered through Laboratory Stores. Gases other than those listed above are considered special order items; however, all gas purchases are to be made through Laboratory Stores. Please call for pricing and availability of special orders. The average time for delivery of special orders is one to two weeks.
All associated gas handling equipment can be ordered through Laboratory Stores. Due to the wide variety and expense, all equipment with the exception of standard fittings are special order items.
Liquid nitrogen is available through Laboratory Stores’ automated dispensing system. Access cards, keys, and further information may be obtained by contacting Laboratory Stores at 480/965–9079.
Dry ice is available by contacting Laboratory Stores at 480/965–9079.
Material Safety Data Sheets are available upon request through Laboratory Stores.
Compressed gas users are responsible for the safe handling of gases and equipment.
There is a $10 replacement fee for cylinders returned without their protective safety caps.
If the agency/org for the cylinder rental needs to be changed, please notify Laboratory Stores/Compressed Gas Division so that the account information can be updated in the cylinder rental inventory database immediately.
Monthly rental activity reports are available upon request.
To place orders or receive additional information, please call Laboratory Stores/Compressed Gas Division at 480/965–9079.
For information on expediting the process of procuring goods and services from Laboratory Stores, see PUR 302–01, “Internal Purchase Orders.”