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BCGA issue revision to Leaflet 1 - The carriage of small quantities of gas cylinders

BCGA issue revision to Leaflet 1 - The carriage of small quantities of gas cylinders

This is Revision 6.

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PRESS RELEASE: Trade body offers support for self-isolation exemption process

PRESS RELEASE: Trade body offers support for self-isolation exemption process

The British Compressed Gases Association has issued guidance to its members on the government's self-isolation exemption application process.

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BCGA issue new Leaflet 21 - Cryogenic installations. Managing ice build-up

BCGA issue new Leaflet 21 - Cryogenic installations. Managing ice build-up

This is a new publication

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Multilateral Agreements – Carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2

Multilateral Agreements – Carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed:

For road: Multilateral Agreement M338 - Under section 1.5.1 of ADR, Concerning the carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2

For rail: Multilateral Special Agreement RID 4/2021 - under section 1.5.1 of RID, Concerning the carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2

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EIGA Newsletter – June 2021

EIGA Newsletter – June 2021

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) have published their latest newsletter.

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EIGA 153/21 – Best practice and safe use of medicinal nitrous oxide

EIGA 153/21 – Best practice and safe use of medicinal nitrous oxide

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 153/08.

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EIGA 170/21 – Safe design and operation of cryogenic enclosures

EIGA 170/21 – Safe design and operation of cryogenic enclosures

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 170/17.

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EIGA 123/21 – Code of Practice Acetylene

EIGA 123/21 – Code of Practice Acetylene

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 123/13.

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HSIB publish Report into hospital oxygen supplies

HSIB publish Report into hospital oxygen supplies

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) have completed their national investigation into the provision of piped oxygen gas supplies to hospitals and have released their investigation report.

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PRESS RELEASE: Public health campaign to tackle ‘laughing gas’ misuse recognised

PRESS RELEASE: Public health campaign to tackle ‘laughing gas’ misuse recognised

The trade body representing the UK's compressed gases industry has been recognised for its work in calling for a retail ban on nitrous oxide.

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EIGA Summer Newsletter

EIGA Summer Newsletter

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) have published their summer Newsletter.

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EIGA Newsletter – May 2021

EIGA Newsletter – May 2021

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) have published their latest newsletter.

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EIGA 192/21 – Fluorinated gases management

EIGA 192/21 – Fluorinated gases management

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of 192/14.

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EIGA 109/21 – Environmental impacts of acetylene plants

EIGA 109/21 – Environmental impacts of acetylene plants

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of 109/14.

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EIGA 56/21 – Guide for the delivery of bulk carbon dioxide

EIGA 56/21 – Guide for the delivery of bulk carbon dioxide

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of 56/09.

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EIGA 141/21 – Planning oxygen supplies for respiratory patients when travelling

EIGA 141/21 – Planning oxygen supplies for respiratory patients when travelling

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of 141/13.

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PRESS RELEASE: BCGA to host free marketing masterclass for members

PRESS RELEASE: BCGA to host free marketing masterclass for members

The British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) is continuing to enhance support for its members by hosting a free webinar with marketing expert Tania Morrill.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 48 - Gas equipment. Security cages

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 48 - Gas equipment. Security cages

This is a new publication.

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Trade body highlights technical guidance on oxygen to support the Covid-19 situation in India

Trade body highlights technical guidance on oxygen to support the Covid-19 situation in India

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has shared details of its online assets, which provide information on the safe and effective handling of oxygen, to the UK government to cascade to Indian authorities.

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A statement on the BCGA response to the Covid-19 situation in India

A statement on the BCGA response to the Covid-19 situation in India

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) represents companies and individuals involved in the manufacture, mixing, handling, sales, distribution, storage and transportation of compressed gases and equipment, as well as designers, consultants, academics and training providers.

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PRESS RELEASE: BCGA Virtual Conference and Awards reflect the gas sector’s vital role in the UK

PRESS RELEASE: BCGA Virtual Conference and Awards reflect the gas sector’s vital role in the UK

 The value and significance of the nation's compressed gases sector were reinforced in the British Compressed Gases Association's (BCGA) digital conference and inaugural awards ceremony event.

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BCGA issue new Guidance Note 42 - Medical Gases. Incident reporting

BCGA issue new Guidance Note 42 - Medical Gases. Incident reporting

This is a new document

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The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code (EAC) List has been produced by the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), in co-operation with the UK Home Office, and is published by TSO.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 28 - Non-refillable cylinders

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 28 - Non-refillable cylinders

This is revision 1: 2021

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PRESS RELEASE: BCGA supports STEM projects with Primary Engineer

PRESS RELEASE: BCGA supports STEM projects with Primary Engineer

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), has joined forces with Primary Engineer to ‘bridge the gap' between education and industry.

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EIGA - Newsletter – March 2021

EIGA - Newsletter – March 2021

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) have published their latest newsletter.

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EIGA 186/21 – Guideline for process safety management

EIGA 186/21 – Guideline for process safety management

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 186/14.

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EIGA 181/21 – Gas cylinders. Compliance with the revised Packaging Waste Directive

EIGA 181/21 – Gas cylinders. Compliance with the revised Packaging Waste Directive

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 181/13.

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EIGA 169/20 – Classification and labelling guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation)

EIGA 169/20 – Classification and labelling guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation)

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 169/19.

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EIGA 155/21 – Best available techniques for hydrogen production by steam methane reforming

EIGA 155/21 – Best available techniques for hydrogen production by steam methane reforming

EIGA has issued this revised Publication.  A revision of EIGA 155/09.



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EIGA 102.10/21 – Safety Audit / Assessment Tool.  Transport of gas cylinders

EIGA 102.10/21 – Safety Audit / Assessment Tool. Transport of gas cylinders

EIGA has issued this new Publication. A new version of EIGA 102/03, Appendix C9.

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EIGA 75/21 – Methodology for determination of safety and separation distances

EIGA 75/21 – Methodology for determination of safety and separation distances

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 75/07.

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EIGA 128/21 – Design and operation of vehicles used in medical oxygen homecare deliveries

EIGA 128/21 – Design and operation of vehicles used in medical oxygen homecare deliveries

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 128/12.

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EIGA Safety Information 40/21 – Medicinal oxygen production and supply during pandemic situations

EIGA Safety Information 40/21 – Medicinal oxygen production and supply during pandemic situations

EIGA has issued this new Publication.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 38/21 – Home care service providers’ obligations under the Medical Devices Regulation

EIGA Technical Bulletin 38/21 – Home care service providers’ obligations under the Medical Devices Regulation

EIGA has issued this new Publication.

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EIGA 235/21 – Industrial gas pipeline integrity management

EIGA 235/21 – Industrial gas pipeline integrity management

EIGA has issued this new Publication.

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EIGA 179/21 – Liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon cryogenic tanker loading systems

EIGA 179/21 – Liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon cryogenic tanker loading systems

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 179/13.

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EIGA 174/21 – Guidelines for the safe installation and use of cryogenic food freezing and chilling equipment

EIGA 174/21 – Guidelines for the safe installation and use of cryogenic food freezing and chilling equipment

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 174/20.

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EIGA Safety Information 16/21 – Fires in cylinder regulators in industrial oxygen in service

EIGA Safety Information 16/21 – Fires in cylinder regulators in industrial oxygen in service

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA SI 16/12.

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PRESS RELEASE: Trade body guidance on dangers of laughing gas

PRESS RELEASE: Trade body guidance on dangers of laughing gas

National trade body, British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), has produced new guidance outlining the dangers posed by abuse of nitrous oxide.

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PRESS RELEASE: Agenda Set and Entries Open for Virtual BCGA Conference and Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Agenda Set and Entries Open for Virtual BCGA Conference and Awards

A Government Minister from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is joining the line-up of speakers for the British Compressed Gases Association's (BCGA) digital conference, taking place next month.

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HSE Safety Alert – Failure of a road tanker pressure / vacuum relief valve

HSE Safety Alert – Failure of a road tanker pressure / vacuum relief valve

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a Safety Alert highlighting a failure of a road tanker pressure / vacuum relief valve

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BCGA Issue new GN33 - The safe use of gases for leisure and catering

BCGA Issue new GN33 - The safe use of gases for leisure and catering

This a new document.

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EIGA Newsletter - February 2021

EIGA Newsletter - February 2021

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) have published their latest newsletter.

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EIGA 102-08/21 – Safety Audit / Assessment Tool.  Liquid tanker and distribution of liquid products

EIGA 102-08/21 – Safety Audit / Assessment Tool. Liquid tanker and distribution of liquid products

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 102, Appendix 7.

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EIGA 05/21 – Guidelines for the management of waste acetylene cylinders

EIGA 05/21 – Guidelines for the management of waste acetylene cylinders

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 05/20.

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EIGA Safety Information 36/21 – Working at height – The hazard of suspension trauma when using fall arrest systems

EIGA Safety Information 36/21 – Working at height – The hazard of suspension trauma when using fall arrest systems

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA SI 36/14.

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EIGA Safety Information 39/20 – Securing of cylinder packages to vehicles

EIGA Safety Information 39/20 – Securing of cylinder packages to vehicles

EIGA has published this new document.

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Avoidance of failure of steel cylinders containing CO and CO / CO2 mixtures

Avoidance of failure of steel cylinders containing CO and CO / CO2 mixtures

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 95/12.

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EIGA 81/21 – Road vehicle emergency and recovery

EIGA 81/21 – Road vehicle emergency and recovery

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 81/06.

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EIGA 30/21 – Disposal of gases

EIGA 30/21 – Disposal of gases

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 30/13.

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European Commission – Safety Alert

European Commission – Safety Alert

The European Commission have published a Safety Alert for Soda-Club (Soda Stream) CO2 Cylinders.    

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EIGA Newsletter

EIGA Newsletter

EIGA have published their latest newsletter

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EIGA Safety Information 22/20 – Potential hazards of quick release cylinder valves used with firefighting gases

EIGA Safety Information 22/20 – Potential hazards of quick release cylinder valves used with firefighting gases

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA SI 22/16.

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EIGA 67/20 – Carbon dioxide cylinders at Users’ premises

EIGA 67/20 – Carbon dioxide cylinders at Users’ premises

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 67/08.

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EIGA 127/20 – Bulk liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon storage systems at production sites

EIGA 127/20 – Bulk liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon storage systems at production sites

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 127/13.

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EIGA 13/20 – Oxygen pipeline and piping systems

EIGA 13/20 – Oxygen pipeline and piping systems

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 13/12.

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EIGA 78/20 – Leak detection fluids with gas cylinder packages

EIGA 78/20 – Leak detection fluids with gas cylinder packages

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 78/14.

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BCGA Digital Conference 2021 - Registration is now OPEN

BCGA Digital Conference 2021 - Registration is now OPEN

British Compressed Gases Association are pleased to announce it's first-ever all-digital Conference to take place on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021.

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DfT publish Authorisation 969 – The carriage of medical oxygen cylinders – Extension to periodic inspection and test

DfT publish Authorisation 969 – The carriage of medical oxygen cylinders – Extension to periodic inspection and test

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed and published Authorisation 969.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 6 - Avoidance and detection of internal corrosion of gas cylinders

BCGA issue Guidance Note 6 - Avoidance and detection of internal corrosion of gas cylinders

This is Revision 3: 2021

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The Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) – 2021

The Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) – 2021

The 2021 Edition of ADR has been published and may be used from 1st January.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 25 - Guidance on assessing the competency of personnel undertaking periodic inspection and testing of gas cylinders

BCGA issue Guidance Note 25 - Guidance on assessing the competency of personnel undertaking periodic inspection and testing of gas cylinders

This is Revision 1: 2021

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Liquid Gas UK issue Consumer Guidance Sheet 39 – Regulators. Safe use.

Liquid Gas UK issue Consumer Guidance Sheet 39 – Regulators. Safe use.

This is a new document

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Liquid Gas UK issue Code of Practice 32 - LPG systems in Leisure Accommodation Vehicles and Road Vehicles with Habitation. Post Delivery Inspection, Commissioning and Maintenance

Liquid Gas UK issue Code of Practice 32 - LPG systems in Leisure Accommodation Vehicles and Road Vehicles with Habitation. Post Delivery Inspection, Commissioning and Maintenance

This is a new document

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 13 – DSEAR risk assessment guidance for compressed gases

BCGA issue Guidance Note 13 – DSEAR risk assessment guidance for compressed gases

This is Revision 1: 2021

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 7 - Guidelines for the safe transportation, storage, use and disposal of solid carbon dioxide (dry ice).

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 7 - Guidelines for the safe transportation, storage, use and disposal of solid carbon dioxide (dry ice).

This is Revision 3

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PRESS RELEASE: New BCGA president will bring global experience to role

PRESS RELEASE: New BCGA president will bring global experience to role

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has elected a new national president, with strong links across Europe and the globe.

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BCGA Brexit Webinar

BCGA Brexit Webinar

BCGA hosted a webinar ahead of the end of the Brexit Transition Period.

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BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 40 - Security requirements for the industrial, medical and food gases industry

BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 40 - Security requirements for the industrial, medical and food gases industry

This is Revision 2: 2020

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BCGA issue Leaflet 19 - Abuse of nitrous oxide

BCGA issue Leaflet 19 - Abuse of nitrous oxide

This is a new document

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EIGA eLearning – Oxygen safety

EIGA eLearning – Oxygen safety

EIGA have published an eLearning course on oxygen safety. Free to access on their website.

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EIGA WINTER SEMINAR 2021

EIGA WINTER SEMINAR 2021

EIGA have issued details of their Winter Seminar on ‘Behavioural Safety'. Registration is open.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 37/20 – COVID-19 – Multilateral Agreement M331 – Periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2

EIGA Technical Bulletin 37/20 – COVID-19 – Multilateral Agreement M331 – Periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 13/20 – Safe design, use and inspection of cylinder pallets

EIGA Technical Bulletin 13/20 – Safe design, use and inspection of cylinder pallets

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA TB 13/14.

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EIGA 125/20 – Guide to the supply of gases for food

EIGA 125/20 – Guide to the supply of gases for food

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 125/11.

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Multilateral Agreements – Extensions to Driver Training certificates and Safety Advisor Certificates

Multilateral Agreements – Extensions to Driver Training certificates and Safety Advisor Certificates

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed and published ADR Multilateral Agreement M330.

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BCGA issue Position Paper 3 - The case for the mandatory fitting of residual pressure valves to gas cylinders containing carbon dioxide

BCGA issue Position Paper 3 - The case for the mandatory fitting of residual pressure valves to gas cylinders containing carbon dioxide

PP03 is a new document

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EIGA Safety Information 28/20 – Operation of carbon dioxide road tankers and equipment while loading and unloading

EIGA Safety Information 28/20 – Operation of carbon dioxide road tankers and equipment while loading and unloading

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA SI 28/12.

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EIGA Safety Information 30/20 – Electrical safety

EIGA Safety Information 30/20 – Electrical safety

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA SI 30/13.

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EIGA 102.03/20 – Safety audit / Assessment tool – Industrial gas cylinder filling

EIGA 102.03/20 – Safety audit / Assessment tool – Industrial gas cylinder filling

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 102/08, Appendix C2.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 11/20 – Loss of vacuum on vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tanks due to inner vessel or internal piping leak

EIGA Technical Bulletin 11/20 – Loss of vacuum on vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tanks due to inner vessel or internal piping leak

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA TB 11/14.

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EIGA 188/20 – Safe transfer of toxic liquefied gases

EIGA 188/20 – Safe transfer of toxic liquefied gases

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 188/14.

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EIGA 63/20 – prevention of tow-away incidents

EIGA 63/20 – prevention of tow-away incidents

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 63/14.

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BCGA Guidance Note 9 - The application of the confined spaces regulations to beverage dispense

BCGA Guidance Note 9 - The application of the confined spaces regulations to beverage dispense

BCGA issue Revision 3: 2020 to GN9

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SI 2020 No. 1111, Exiting the European Union. Health and Safety. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI 2020 No. 1111, Exiting the European Union. Health and Safety. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

This new legislation has been signed into law. It will come into force from 1 January 2021.

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Twelfth Adaptation to Technical Progress for the CLP Regulation.

Twelfth Adaptation to Technical Progress for the CLP Regulation.

The 12th Adaption to Technical Progress (ATP) of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation will apply from 17 October 2020.

It has significant effect for some gases.

 

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EIGA 108/20 – Environmental legislation applicable to industrial gases operations within the EU

EIGA 108/20 – Environmental legislation applicable to industrial gases operations within the EU

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 108/14.

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EIGA 233/20 – Emergency response planning

EIGA 233/20 – Emergency response planning

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 216/20 – ICH Q3D risk assessment report – Elemental impurities in medicinal gases

EIGA 216/20 – ICH Q3D risk assessment report – Elemental impurities in medicinal gases

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 216/19.

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EIGA 234/20 – Internal inspection of decommissioned flat bottom tanks

EIGA 234/20 – Internal inspection of decommissioned flat bottom tanks

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 174/20 – Guidelines for the safe installation and use of cryogenic food freezing and cooling equipment

EIGA 174/20 – Guidelines for the safe installation and use of cryogenic food freezing and cooling equipment

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 174/12.

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EIGA 173/20 – ADR transport security guidelines

EIGA 173/20 – ADR transport security guidelines

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 173/13.

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HSE Safety Alert – Gas Detectors

HSE Safety Alert – Gas Detectors

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a Safety Alert highlighting the risk of misleading gas detection readings associated with the use of sampling tubes with pumped gas detectors.

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British Cryogenic Council – Cluster Day 2020

British Cryogenic Council – Cluster Day 2020

The British Cryogenics Council (BCC) have opened registration for their Cluster Day on 10 September 2020.

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BEIS Guidance for placing goods on the market from 2021

BEIS Guidance for placing goods on the market from 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published guidance for placing goods on the market from 1 January 2021.

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BCGA Code of Practice 31 - The safe storage and use of cylinders on mobile workshops and service vehicles

BCGA Code of Practice 31 - The safe storage and use of cylinders on mobile workshops and service vehicles

BCGA issue Revision 5: 2020 to CP31

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HSE - RR1159 - International Association for Hydrogen Safety ‘Research Priorities Workshop’, September 2018, Buxton, UK

HSE - RR1159 - International Association for Hydrogen Safety ‘Research Priorities Workshop’, September 2018, Buxton, UK

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published this report.

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Liquid Gas UK issue Summer Edition of their ‘Source’ magazine

Liquid Gas UK issue Summer Edition of their ‘Source’ magazine

Source Magazine - Summer 2020 - Issue 5

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BCGA issue Code of Practice 48 - The safe filling of third-party owned and/or maintained tanks

BCGA issue Code of Practice 48 - The safe filling of third-party owned and/or maintained tanks

CP 48 is a new document.

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BCGA Guidance Note 41 - Separation distances in the gases industry

BCGA Guidance Note 41 - Separation distances in the gases industry

This is a new document

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BCGA Technical Report 3 - Replacement substances for the cleaning of oxygen system components

BCGA Technical Report 3 - Replacement substances for the cleaning of oxygen system components

BCGA issue Revision 2: 2020 to Technical Report 3

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PRESS RELEASE: Trade body calls for outright retail ban of Nitrous Oxide

PRESS RELEASE: Trade body calls for outright retail ban of Nitrous Oxide

The trade body representing the UK's compressed gases industry is calling on the Government to tackle escalating misuse of Nitrous Oxide among young people.

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EIGA Position Paper 44/20 – Sumitomo Precision Products fabricated brazed aluminium heat exchangers

EIGA Position Paper 44/20 – Sumitomo Precision Products fabricated brazed aluminium heat exchangers

EIGA has published this new document.

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BCGA  Leaflet 13 - Medical gases. Medical oxygen in a vehicle.

BCGA Leaflet 13 - Medical gases. Medical oxygen in a vehicle.

BCGA issue Revision 3: 2020 to Leaflet 13.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 36/20 – Analysis of fire incidents in homecare oxygen therapy based on data review and literature

EIGA Technical Bulletin 36/20 – Analysis of fire incidents in homecare oxygen therapy based on data review and literature

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 231/20 – Response to operational issues in acetylene plants

EIGA 231/20 – Response to operational issues in acetylene plants

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 230/20 – Safe catalyst handling in HyCO plants

EIGA 230/20 – Safe catalyst handling in HyCO plants

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 185/20 – Safe start up and shutdown practices for steam reformers

EIGA 185/20 – Safe start up and shutdown practices for steam reformers

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 185/14.

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EIGA 147/20 – Safe practices guide for cryogenic air separation plants

EIGA 147/20 – Safe practices guide for cryogenic air separation plants

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 147/13.

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EIGA 144/20 – Safe use of aluminium-structured packing for oxygen distillation

EIGA 144/20 – Safe use of aluminium-structured packing for oxygen distillation

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 144/13.

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PRESS RELEASE: New BCGA chief executive sets out vision for the future

PRESS RELEASE: New BCGA chief executive sets out vision for the future

The new chief executive of the British Compressed Gases Association has set out future plans for the national trade body.

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BCGA Leaflet 11 – Safety checks for cryogenic tanks

BCGA Leaflet 11 – Safety checks for cryogenic tanks

BCGA issue Revision 2: 2020 to Leaflet 11 which outlines some daily safety checks that users responsible for cryogenic tanks are to carry out. These are independent of safety checks which gas supply companies' drivers will conduct at delivery times.

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SAFed Fact Sheet 1, Potential hazards from water hammer and risks from failures at dead legs.

SAFed Fact Sheet 1, Potential hazards from water hammer and risks from failures at dead legs.

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) have published Edition 2 of Fact Sheet 1.

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SAFed PSG 15 Guidelines for competent person. Repairs or modifications to pressure systems.

SAFed PSG 15 Guidelines for competent person. Repairs or modifications to pressure systems.

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) have published Edition 3 of PSG 15.

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BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 42, Implementation of EIGA carbon dioxide standards

BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 42, Implementation of EIGA carbon dioxide standards

Revision 3: 2020 has been issued for CP42 which implements the documents published by the European Industrial Gases Association to provide a basis for quality assurance of the carbon dioxide (CO2) supply chain in a consistent manner and to ensure measures for verification are adopted and maintained across UK industry.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 29, Medical gases. The management of medical oxygen in domiciliary use.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 29, Medical gases. The management of medical oxygen in domiciliary use.

This document covers the supply of medical oxygen for domiciliary use, supplied to patients in their home, care home or other domiciliary facility.

It includes advice to patients and carers, as well as healthcare professionals, on the initial actions to take should an incident occur with medical oxygen.

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SAFed PSG 01 - Guidelines on the periodicity of examinations

SAFed PSG 01 - Guidelines on the periodicity of examinations

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) have published Issue 3 of PSG 01.

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BCGA publishes Brexit Update Blog

BCGA publishes Brexit Update Blog

In this month's blog, BCGA CEO Ellen Daniels provides an update on Brexit, including an update on the progress of negotiations and BCGA's work with Government on the future of transport, standards and chemical regulations post-Brexit.

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DfT Authorisation 948 –  The testing of pressure relief valves fitted to LPG tankers

DfT Authorisation 948 – The testing of pressure relief valves fitted to LPG tankers

The Department for Transport (DfT) have issued Revision 1 to Authorisation 948.

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EIGA document 137/20 Environmental Aspects of Decommissioning

EIGA document 137/20 Environmental Aspects of Decommissioning

EIGA have issued the above document.

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EIGA document 178/20 Environmental Aspects of Standardisation

EIGA document 178/20 Environmental Aspects of Standardisation

This EIGA document was previously published as EIGA 917/08 and was available only to EIGA members. It is now being republished to make it available to non members.

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EIGA document 167/20 Methodology to Establish a Product Carbon Footprint

EIGA document 167/20 Methodology to Establish a Product Carbon Footprint

EIGA have issued the above document as a result of their members receiving more and more requests for the "carbon footprint" of  their products.

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EIGA document 112/20 Environmental Impacts of Nitrous Oxide Plants

EIGA document 112/20 Environmental Impacts of Nitrous Oxide Plants

EIGA have issued the above document.

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EIGA document 101/20 The Carbon Dioxide Industry and the Environment

EIGA document 101/20 The Carbon Dioxide Industry and the Environment

EIGA have issued the above document.

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SAFed PSG 21 - Guidelines for Competent Persons involved in witnessing of Pressure Tests. Pressure Testing Guidance

SAFed PSG 21 - Guidelines for Competent Persons involved in witnessing of Pressure Tests. Pressure Testing Guidance

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) have published this new document

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BCGA issue revision to Technical Information Sheet 27

BCGA issue revision to Technical Information Sheet 27

Revision 1: 2020 has been issued for TIS 27 which provides guidance when carrying out a risk assessment on the specific hazards associated with using dewars containing liquid nitrogen.

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BCGA Launches Monthly Blog

BCGA Launches Monthly Blog

BCGA has today launched its first in a monthly blog series, which will detail recent BCGA activity, analyse key industry issues, and outline some of the key events for the association going forward.

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DfT Authorisation 948 - The testing of PRVs fitted to LPG road tankers

DfT Authorisation 948 - The testing of PRVs fitted to LPG road tankers

The Department or Transport (DfT) have published Authorisation 948.

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EIGA 229/20 – Guidance for manual handling activities of cylinders

EIGA 229/20 – Guidance for manual handling activities of cylinders

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA 195/20 – Safe design and operation of on-site generation of oxygen 93% for medical use

EIGA 195/20 – Safe design and operation of on-site generation of oxygen 93% for medical use

EIGA has published this revised document. A revision of EIGA 195/15.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 35/20 – COVID-19 - Multilateral Agreement M326 - Periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2

EIGA Technical Bulletin 35/20 – COVID-19 - Multilateral Agreement M326 - Periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2

EIGA has published this new document.

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Multilateral Agreement – Extension to the periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles

Multilateral Agreement – Extension to the periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed:

For road: Multilateral Agreement M326 - Under section 1.5.1 of ADR concerning the periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2


For rail: Multilateral Special Agreement RID 3/2020 - under section 1.5.1 of RID concerning the periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2

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EIGA Safety Information Transport 12/20 – In-vehicle distraction management

EIGA Safety Information Transport 12/20 – In-vehicle distraction management

EIGA has published this new document.

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EIGA Safety Information 38/20 Rev – Abuse of nitrous oxide for recreational inhalation

EIGA Safety Information 38/20 Rev – Abuse of nitrous oxide for recreational inhalation

EIGA has published a revision to this document.

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EIGA 102.1/20 – Listing of safety audit / assessment tools

EIGA 102.1/20 – Listing of safety audit / assessment tools

EIGA has published this document.

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