They are the nation’s ‘invisible industry’ – a multi-billion pound sector employing thousands of people, which makes a huge impact to our economic and social well-being.
The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), which has been the sector’s membership body since 1901, has produced this online area to give an insight into the scope and scale of this vital industry.Read more
Industrial gases are vital for the manufacture of information technology components, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, welding, chemical processing, electronics and the scientific sectors. They help keep homes warm and water clean, ensure food stays nutritious, appealing and affordable, and also play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.
The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has welcomed the first conviction under a new ban on Nitrous Oxide sales – but warned more needs to be done to protect young people. In a landmark case this month (Feb 2024) a man has been jailed for four months for possession and intent to supply Nitrous Oxide, […]
We are pleased to confirm the 2024 BCGA Conference & Awards will take place on Thursday 16th May 2024 at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester.
The British Standards Institute (BSI) have published the latest revision of PD 5500: 2024 – Specification for unfired pressure vessels. This latest revision can be accessed here: https://knowledge.bsigroup.com/products/specification-for-unfired-pressure-vessels-6 PD 5500, the UK’s national pressure vessels code, has been instrumental in ensuring the safety and efficiency of unfired pressure vessel design, manufacture, inspection, and testing for […]
BCGA is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified employees of Member Companies for the position of President of the BCGA. The President is a voluntary position, with no renumeration, and the position is held for a two year period typically running from a point around May time.Historically this position has been filled from within […]
Illicit operators and stolen gas cylinders. 2024 The theft of gas cylinders takes them outside of the control of the legitimate, legally regulated and quality-assured asset owner and operator. This document highlights the significant risks. BCGA TIS53 Illicit operators and stolen gas cylinders. 2024 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. […]
Gas classification changes under ISO 10156. Revision 2: 2024 Highlights changes made to the classification of some gas mixtures under the scope of ISO 10156 and identifies the significant actions to be carried out by the gas supplier and the gas user. BCGA TIS31 Gas classification changes under ISO 10156. Revision 2: 2024 can be […]
Medical gases. Quality control and batch certification of bulk medicinal liquid oxygen. Revision 1: 2023 Details both the practical and scientific justification for a concession allowed by the medical regulatory authorities for the retrospective release by a qualified person (QP) of bulk medical liquid oxygen. BCGA TIS39 Medical gases. Quality control and batch certification of […]
Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators. Revision 1: 2023 Some medical gas cylinders integrate pressure regulators within the cylinder valve. TIS 36 provides advice on the safe handling and use of such cylinders. BCGA TIS36 Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its updated guidance on the Carriage of dangerous goods and use of transportable pressure equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended). Department for Transport (DfT) guidance for ‘Placing transportable pressure equipment on the market in Great Britain’. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-transportable-pressure-equipment-on-the-market-in-great-britain This document explains the upcoming changes to the rules for placing transportable […]
The EIGA Winter summit 2024 will take place on 23-25 January 2024 in Antwerp, Germany. To find out more and to book your place please click here. 14 November 2023
Gas cylinder identification. Label and colour code requirements. Revision 4: 2023 An explanation of the content of a typical gas cylinder label and a guide to the colour codes used on gas cylinders. BCGA TIS6 Gas cylinder identification. Label and colour code requirements. Revision 4: 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of […]
The Home Office has announced that possession of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, will be illegal from 8 November 2023. The ban will make nitrous oxide a controlled Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. When misused, nitrous oxide can cause serious damage to the health and livelihood of the […]