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Compressed Gas Cylinders Overview

Read information about compressed gas cylinders, services, and monthly rental fees.

For liquefied gas, please see Liquefied Gas Overview.

Note: Use Marketplace, UCSD's online buying site, to order compressed gas cylinders.

STORE through Marketplace provides compressed gas in two ways:

  1. Gas sold in pre-filled cylinders: STORE through Marketplace offers a variety of compressed gases in cylinders. In addition to the cost of the gas, a rental fee of $0.13 cents per day is applied. These charges continue until you order the cylinder to be picked up by STORE.
  2. Refills for customer-owned gas cylinders (COC): Cylinders are picked up and may take 1 to 3 weeks to be returned to the customer.

For ordering details, please see How to Order Compressed Gas.

For cylinder pickup, contact us through ASK.

For billing questions, contact us through ASK.

STORE through Marketplace offers additional cylinder-related items:

  • Regulators, cylinder caps, and balloon valves
  • Floor savers and clamps for mounting cylinders to benches and walls

If you do not see the item you need, please contact STORE to special order.

Additional compressed gas services: Please contact STORE to order these services:

  • Relocation of cylinders
  • Equipment repairs
  • Conversions of customer-owned cylinders from one type of gas to another

Important: contact the chemical safety officer, (858) 822-1579, before you order material. Review the EH&S Compressed Gas Classification and Requirements Overview for general information.