CGA Handbook Gas Monographs

January 4, 2023

CGA is modernizing the CGA Handbook of Compressed Gases by making it a virtual tool, and we are pleased to announce that the gas monographs are now available in electronic format and can be accessed by going to the Handbook publication detail page and then clicking on the “Handbook Online” button.

The gas monographs provide information on the properties, uses, emergency response, safety, and special handling information for fifty-eight (58) of the most common compressed gases. Each gas monograph opens with basic identifying information: chemical name of the gas, its chemical symbol, synonyms, CAS registry number, DOT and TC proper shipping name, classification, labels, assigned UN number, and GHS classification.

The text of each monograph is divided into the following sections:

  • Identifying information
  • GHS Classification
  • Physical constants
  • Vapor pressure curve (if applicable)
  • Description
  • Uses
  • Physiological effects
  • Materials of construction
  • Safe storage, handling, and use
  • Emergency response/Handling leaks and emergencies
  • Disposal
  • Containers
  • Cylinder Valve Outlet Connections
  • Pressure Relief Devices
  • References

The monographs are arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference with the ability to search for a key word and mark a monograph as a “favorite”.