The ECO LP-6 is a DOT-exempt salvage cylinder for transport or storage of leaking, damaged, or deteriorated compressed gas cylinders. The unit was designed to address the special transport needs of smaller cylinders containing specialty and semi-conductor gases. Fabricated of carbon steel to ASME Section VIII Division 1 standards, the vessel has a working pressure of 510 psig. Gases released inside the salvage cylinder can be withdrawn via a side valve or bottom drain and either directed to an appropriate scrubber or repackaged. The ECO LP-6 vessel weighs only 65 pounds and is mounted on a wheeled cart to facilitate its movement. It can be used for routine, secure transport of cylinders containing hazardous gases or in emergency response situations which demand rapid containment of a leaking or deteriorated cylinder. The quick-closure hatch is easily opened and closed by one person, even when fully attired in chemical protective clothing.