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British Standards Institute. (2002). BS EN ISO 11623: Transportable gas cylinders: periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders. Retrieved from

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There is a procedure for internal visual inspection (British Standards Institute, 2002, p. 14) which it is desirable ...