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BCGA issue new Leaflet 18

01/08/2022 News

This publication provides information for customers for the safe manual handling of gas cylinders. BCGA L18 – Information for customers handling gas cylinders. 2022 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 01 August 2022

The British standard for transportable gas container valves has been modernized

25/07/2022 News

Calling all professionals who design, manufacture and test transportable container valves – a vital industry standard has recently been revised. The British Standards Institute (BSI) has recently published an update to the legacy standardBS 341-1:2022 Gas cylinders. Cylinder valves – Threads for connection of valves to gas cylinders. Specification. The BS 341 series of standards […]

PRESS RELEASE

20/07/2022 Press Release

19 July 2022 British Compressed Gases Association head appointed to directorship role The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) Chief Executive has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Trade Association Forum (TAF). Ellen Daniels will join leaders of industry organisations across the UK who make up the Board, which is tasked with overseeing […]

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 […]