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BCGA issue revision for Code of Practice 44, The storage of gas cylinders

17/06/2022 News

This document defines the principles of safe practice for the storage of gas cylinders and bundles.  It promotes the use of an outdoor store, with good natural ventilation, in a secure location, which meets the required separation distances. BCGA CP44 – The storage of gas cylinders. Revision 1: 2022 can be downloaded free of charge […]

BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 29, Battery-vehicles and multiple-element gas containers. Design and operation.

31/05/2022 News

This is Revision 3. This publication provides guidance on the design and operation of battery-vehicles and multiple-element gas containers (MEGC) used for the carriage of compressed gases.  This includes construction, examination and certification, inspection and testing, filling and discharging. Code of Practice 29 Revision 3: 2022 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of […]

EIGA 919/21 – Guidelines for the preparation of safety data sheets

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 919/20. Summary: EIGA 919 is known as the “SDS Guide”.  It is updated regularly in order to take into account new data and new risk management measures submitted by gas producers during the REACH registration of gases and communicated in their revised SDSs. Changes in […]

EIGA 229/22 – Guidance for manual handling activities of cylinders

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 229/20. Summary: Manual handling is an important issue for the industrial gases sector (including all areas such as medical, food etc.).  Many activities of the industrial gases industry involve manual effort which have the potential to cause harm if not properly managed.  Manual handling related […]

EIGA 169/22 – Classification and labelling guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation)

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 169/20. Summary: EIGA 169, known as the ‘Classification and Labelling Guide’ is updated regularly in order to take into account the changes in the CLP Regulation and the changes in the classification of gases due to the REACH registration of substances that have occurred. This […]

EIGA Technical Bulletin 30/22 – Classification of medical device gases according to European Medical Device Regulations

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA TB 30/19. Summary: It establishes a harmonised approach to the classification of medical device gases to avoid different interpretations of rules and risk classes across the different EU member states. This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here. You […]

EIGA Technical Bulletin 43/22 – Secondary identification of H2 vehicle at dispenser

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this new publication. Summary: It discusses the degree of risk and mitigation that have been identified for dispensers at hydrogen refueling stations. This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here. You can view or download many other EIGA publications at the following address: www.eiga.eu. 17 May […]

EIGA Technical Bulletin 42/22 – Welded gaseous storage vessels and hydrogen

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this new publication. Summary: It provides recommendations concerning the suitability of welded gaseous storage for hydrogen service and provides guidelines for minimising the effects of embrittlement when designing new welded storage vessels and gives recommendations for assessing the safety of existing storage vessels, when the design pressure is greater than 25 bar. […]

EIGA 241/22 – Purification, compression and drying of acetylene

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this new publication. Summary: It is intended to provide general guidelines for the purification, compression and drying of acetylene. It includes recommendations for operational and maintenance safe practices to mitigate potential acetylene decomposition and other hazards related to the purification, compression and drying of acetylene. This publication can be viewed or downloaded […]

EIGA 238/22 – Prevention of plant instrument and utility gas system cross contamination

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this new publication. Summary: It applies to HYCO plants and provides design and safeguards requirements of utility and instrument gas systems. It identifies the potential hazards resulting from the connections between gases, instrument gases, and the process. This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here. You […]

EIGA 132/22 – Unmanned airgas plants: Design and operation

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 132/15. Summary: It has been written to address issues relating to the increasing number of air gas production facilities that are run unmanned or remotely operated.  The purpose of this publication is to provide guidelines for the design, operation, and maintenance of a plant that […]

EIGA 80/22 – Handling gas container emergencies

17/05/2022 News

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 80/14. Summary: It describes the special requirements and techniques used in handling emergencies involving gas containers.  It is intended to be a practical guide for the use of technically competent and trained practitioners. This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by […]