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New appointments to BCGA Council

New appointments to BCGA Council

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has co-opted two leading female business leaders to its Council.

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New definitions for SI Units

New definitions for SI Units

The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) has agreed to revise the International System of Units (SI Units).

The revised definitions are expected to come into force on 20 May 2019.

 

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HSIB Report into the ‘Design and safe use of portable oxygen systems’

HSIB Report into the ‘Design and safe use of portable oxygen systems’

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has released its report into the ‘Design and safe use of portable oxygen systems' 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: BCGA membership reaches landmark figure

PRESS RELEASE: BCGA membership reaches landmark figure

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has achieved a significant milestone in its membership figure.

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EIGA Document 61/18 – Safe use of gas cylinders in marine service

EIGA Document 61/18 – Safe use of gas cylinders in marine service

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA Document 61/12.

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EIGA Document 24/18 – Vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tank systems pressure protection devices

EIGA Document 24/18 – Vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tank systems pressure protection devices

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA Document 24/08.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 26/18 – Cryogeic flexible hoses

EIGA Technical Bulletin 26/18 – Cryogeic flexible hoses

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 25/18 – Transportation of gases in curtain sided vehicles

EIGA Technical Bulletin 25/18 – Transportation of gases in curtain sided vehicles

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin.

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EIGA Human Factors 08/18 – Task alarm management

EIGA Human Factors 08/18 – Task alarm management

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA HF 08/09.

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EIGA Human Factors 07/18 – Organisation – Communications on Safety

EIGA Human Factors 07/18 – Organisation – Communications on Safety

EIGA has issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA HF 07/09.

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BCGA 2019 conference bookings are now open

BCGA 2019 conference bookings are now open

BCGA now taking bookings for the annual conference 2019

 

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 4/18 - Lifetime of pre-1930 steel cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 4/18 - Lifetime of pre-1930 steel cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised Technical Bulletin. A revision of EIGA TB 4/12.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 7/18 - Cylinders that become out of test at customer sites

EIGA Technical Bulletin 7/18 - Cylinders that become out of test at customer sites

EIGA has issued this revised Technical Bulletin. A revision of EIGA TB 7/12.

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UKLPG UIS 37 – Guidance for private ownership and filling of ‘freestanding’ liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders

UKLPG UIS 37 – Guidance for private ownership and filling of ‘freestanding’ liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders

The UKLPG has published this document.

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UKLPG UIS 26 – Guidance for operators of public liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refuelling facilities on the filling of ‘freestanding’ LPG cylinders

UKLPG UIS 26 – Guidance for operators of public liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refuelling facilities on the filling of ‘freestanding’ LPG cylinders

The UKLPG has published this document.

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PRESS RELEASE: BCGA completes major revision of key safety code for manufacturing/shipbuilding/technical education/vehicle repair/welding and fabrication sector

PRESS RELEASE: BCGA completes major revision of key safety code for manufacturing/shipbuilding/technical education/vehicle repair/welding and fabrication sector

The British Compressed Gases Association has completed a comprehensive review of one of its most widely consulted safety guidance codes

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HSE RR1137 - A health risk assessment of working in hypoxic atmospheres

HSE RR1137 - A health risk assessment of working in hypoxic atmospheres

HSE have published this report.

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BCGA issue Position Paper 02 - Recommendation for environmental guidelines to permit hydrogen plants producing upto 2 tonnes per day.

BCGA issue Position Paper 02 - Recommendation for environmental guidelines to permit hydrogen plants producing upto 2 tonnes per day.

BCGA Position Paper 02 (PP02) is a new document.

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BCGA issues revision to CP7 - The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply)

BCGA issues revision to CP7 - The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply)

This is revision 8

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 43 - Gas cylinder filling. Audit

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 43 - Gas cylinder filling. Audit

This is a new Technical Information Sheet (TIS 43)

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BCGA issue Code of Practice 41 – The design, construction, maintenance and operation of filling stations dispensing gaseous fuels

BCGA issue Code of Practice 41 – The design, construction, maintenance and operation of filling stations dispensing gaseous fuels

BCGA CP 41 has been revised. This is revision 2: 2018

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The British Cryogenics Council – Cryogenics Safety Manual

The British Cryogenics Council – Cryogenics Safety Manual

The British Cryogenics Council have published the 5th Edition of their Cryogenics Safety Manual

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EIGA Winter Seminar 2019 – Medical Gases

EIGA Winter Seminar 2019 – Medical Gases

Registration for the Seminar is now open for bookings

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EIGA Document 23/18 - Safety training of employees

EIGA Document 23/18 - Safety training of employees

EIGA has issued a revised Publication. A revision of EIGA 23/08.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 24/18 - Marking of tank containers with the reference holding time

EIGA Technical Bulletin 24/18 - Marking of tank containers with the reference holding time

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin.

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BCGA issue CP 43 - The safe filling of gas cylinders. Revision 1: 2018

BCGA issue CP 43 - The safe filling of gas cylinders. Revision 1: 2018

BCGA CP 43 has been revised. This is Revision 1.

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BCGA issue Technical Report 2 - Revision 2: 2018

BCGA issue Technical Report 2 - Revision 2: 2018

BCGA TR 2 has been revised. This is Revision 2.

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BCGA issue Technical Report 1 Revision 2: 2018

BCGA issue Technical Report 1 Revision 2: 2018

BCGA TR 1 has been revised. This is Revision 2.

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BCGA Issue TIS 10, Revision 3 - 2018

BCGA Issue TIS 10, Revision 3 - 2018

BCGA TIS 10 has been revised. This is Revision 3.

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PRESS RELEASE: Trade Body calls for welding industry vigilance on flashback arrestors

PRESS RELEASE: Trade Body calls for welding industry vigilance on flashback arrestors

National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is urging the welding industry to be aware of the importance of using flashback arrestors on oxy-acetylene sets.

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EIGA Document 44/18 - Hazards of Oxygen-Deficient Atmospheres

EIGA Document 44/18 - Hazards of Oxygen-Deficient Atmospheres

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 44/09.

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EIGA Safety Leaflet 02/18 – Hazard! Oxygen Enrichment

EIGA Safety Leaflet 02/18 – Hazard! Oxygen Enrichment

EIGA has issued a revised document. A revision of EIGA SL 02/11.

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EIGA Document 33/18 – Cleaning of equipment for oxygen service

EIGA Document 33/18 – Cleaning of equipment for oxygen service

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA Document 33/06.

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New Managing Director appointed to BCGA Member company 'Roadgas'

New Managing Director appointed to BCGA Member company 'Roadgas'

BCGA member company 'Roadgas' in Nottingham has recently appointed David Rix

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HSE EH40 – Edition 3 – 2018 – Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE EH40 – Edition 3 – 2018 – Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE have published Edition 3 of HSE EH40.

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EIGA Training Bulletin 23/18 – Checklist of compliance to new or modified requirements of EN ISO 7396-1:2016 standard

EIGA Training Bulletin 23/18 – Checklist of compliance to new or modified requirements of EN ISO 7396-1:2016 standard

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin.

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EIGA 122/18 – Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen Plants

EIGA 122/18 – Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen Plants

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 122/11.

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EIGA 126/18 – Minimum specifications for food gas applications

EIGA 126/18 – Minimum specifications for food gas applications

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 126/11.

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EIGA 68/18 – Prevention of carbon dioxide backfeed contamination

EIGA 68/18 – Prevention of carbon dioxide backfeed contamination

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 68/08.

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EIGA General Secretary Announcement July 2018

EIGA General Secretary Announcement July 2018

EIGA have appointed a new General Secretary

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BCGA issue CP42 - Implementation of EIGA carbon dioxide standards. Revision 2: 2018

BCGA issue CP42 - Implementation of EIGA carbon dioxide standards. Revision 2: 2018

BCGA CP 42 has been revised. This is Revision 2.

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EIGA Safety Information 19/18 – Nitrogen hazards in cryosaunas

EIGA Safety Information 19/18 – Nitrogen hazards in cryosaunas

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA Safety Information 19/08.

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EIGA 162/18 – Code of Practice - Phosphine

EIGA 162/18 – Code of Practice - Phosphine

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 162/10.

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EIGA 150/18 – Guidelines for safe and hygienic handling of dry ice

EIGA 150/18 – Guidelines for safe and hygienic handling of dry ice

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 150/08.

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EIGA 163/18 – Code of Practice - Arsine

EIGA 163/18 – Code of Practice - Arsine

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 163/10.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 22/18 – Cylinders and Valves - Pressure Definitions

EIGA Technical Bulletin 22/18 – Cylinders and Valves - Pressure Definitions

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin

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BCGA issue GN 23 - Gas safety.  Information, instruction and training. Revision 1: 2018

BCGA issue GN 23 - Gas safety. Information, instruction and training. Revision 1: 2018

This publication provides information on the topics which should be covered when considering gas safety training in the workplace. It is primarily for management and supervisors of personnel who either store, handle, use or transport gas cylinders and cryogenic gases.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine - June 2018

USA CGA Compressions Magazine - June 2018

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) has published their latest Compressions Magazine [Volume 35, No. 2, June 2018].

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EIGA 184/18 – Methods to prevent the premature activation of relief devices on transport tanks

EIGA 184/18 – Methods to prevent the premature activation of relief devices on transport tanks

EIGA has issued this revised document:   A revision of EIGA 184/14.



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New safety guidance for laboratory/scientific/academic/ industrial environments launched

New safety guidance for laboratory/scientific/academic/ industrial environments launched

A national trade body has provided new safety guidance aimed at laboratory, scientific, academic and industrial environments using compressed gases.

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BCGA issue a new web page on Alternative Fuels for vehicles

BCGA issue a new web page on Alternative Fuels for vehicles

Globally there is a growing awareness of the environmental concerns around the use of traditional fuels. Gas powered vehicles with low, or zero, emissions from exhausts and a reduced carbon footprint are part of the future.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 08/18 – ATB Cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 08/18 – ATB Cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised Technical Bulletin: A revision of EIGA TB 08/12.

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EIGA has issued a new edition of the EIGAzette:   EIGAzette 52 – June 2018

EIGA has issued a new edition of the EIGAzette: EIGAzette 52 – June 2018

The EIGAzette, the official journal of EIGA, summarises the most important information and news from the previous six months and covers all EIGA activities including Councils, EIGA office and Working Groups.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 09/18 – Safety Data Sheets without Exposure Scenarios

EIGA Technical Bulletin 09/18 – Safety Data Sheets without Exposure Scenarios

EIGA has issued a revised Technical Bulletin: A revision of EIGA TB 09/13.

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EIGA Document 72/18 – Water corrosion of composite cylinders with AA 6061 liners

EIGA Document 72/18 – Water corrosion of composite cylinders with AA 6061 liners

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 72/12.

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Trade body urges festival organisers to take action on gas abuse

Trade body urges festival organisers to take action on gas abuse

As the 2018 festival season gets underway, the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is appealing to event organisers to take a robust stance against gas abuse.

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BCGA issue CP 47, The safe use of individual portable or mobile cylinder gas supply equipment. 2018

BCGA issue CP 47, The safe use of individual portable or mobile cylinder gas supply equipment. 2018

This is a new document. It will supersede and make obsolete BCGA GN 7, The safe use of individual portable or mobile cylinder gas supply equipment.

This publication provides guidance on the safe use, examination, inspection and maintenance of individual cylinder gas supply equipment, the gas being controlled by a single cylinder mounted regulator. It does not cover toxic or corrosive gases.

 

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BCGA issue TIS 18 Revision 3: 2018 - Date marking of gas accessories

BCGA issue TIS 18 Revision 3: 2018 - Date marking of gas accessories

Manufacturers & suppliers use various systems to identify the date at which certain items will require replacement or refurbishment. This document identifies the marking system employed by some BCGA members.

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HSE Report RR1123 - Fixed flammable gas detector systems on offshore installations: optimisation and assessment of effectiveness

HSE Report RR1123 - Fixed flammable gas detector systems on offshore installations: optimisation and assessment of effectiveness

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

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BCGA collaborate with UK Steel on new safety guidance

BCGA collaborate with UK Steel on new safety guidance

Comprehensive safety guidance for the steel production industry has been produced by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).

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New BCGA national president to showcase opportunities within the compressed gases sector

New BCGA national president to showcase opportunities within the compressed gases sector

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has elected a new national president to build on the trade body's strong foundations - and shape a strong voice for the future.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 8 – Catalogue of gas container marks used by BCGA members and their inspection bodies

BCGA issue Guidance Note 8 – Catalogue of gas container marks used by BCGA members and their inspection bodies

This document provides a list of the recognised gas container test marks used by BCGA members and their inspection bodies during an inspection and test.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 34 – The safe use of gases in the steel industry. 2018

BCGA issue Guidance Note 34 – The safe use of gases in the steel industry. 2018

A document, developed with UK Steel, which provides guidance on the use of externally supplied gases at steel production sites. Includes advice on design, storage, handling, maintenance, use and gas quality.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 6 – Gas cylinder identification.  Label and colour code requirements.  Revision 3: 2018

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 6 – Gas cylinder identification. Label and colour code requirements. Revision 3: 2018

An explanation of the content of a typical gas cylinder label and a guide to the colour coding system used on gas cylinders.

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EIGA Document 124/18 – 300 bar high strength seamless steel gas cylinders

EIGA Document 124/18 – 300 bar high strength seamless steel gas cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A  revision of EIGA 124/11.



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EIGA Safety Information Human Factors 05/18 - Task – Maintenance Error

EIGA Safety Information Human Factors 05/18 - Task – Maintenance Error

EIGA has issued this revised Safety Information Sheet. A revision of 05/09.

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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) – Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) – Newsletter

BADGP have published their quarterly newsletter for April 2018.



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USA CGA Compressions Magazine - March 2018

USA CGA Compressions Magazine - March 2018

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) has published their latest Compressions Magazine [Volume 35, No. 1, March 2018].

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 31 - Gas classification changes under ISO 10156. Revision 1: 2018

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 31 - Gas classification changes under ISO 10156. Revision 1: 2018

This publication 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.

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EIGA Document 213/18 – Description of the pressure test methods used during cylinder manufacture

EIGA Document 213/18 – Description of the pressure test methods used during cylinder manufacture

EIGA has issued this new document.

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EIGA Document 214/18 – Development of calculation formulae for cylinder wall thickness

EIGA Document 214/18 – Development of calculation formulae for cylinder wall thickness

EIGA has issued this new document.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 29 - Oxy-fuel gas equipment.  Selection and assembly.

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 29 - Oxy-fuel gas equipment. Selection and assembly.

A summary of the requirements for selecting and assembling oxy-fuel gas equipment which supports the requirements of BCGA Code of Practice 7.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 21/18 - Recommendations for cooling and heating of gas cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 21/18 - Recommendations for cooling and heating of gas cylinders

EIGA has issued this new Technical Bulletin.

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BCGA takes welding health and safety message forward in HSE video campaign

BCGA takes welding health and safety message forward in HSE video campaign

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has put welding health and safety on the radar in a video produced under HSE's ‘Go Home Healthy' campaign.

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New BCGA guide supports the safe transport of compressed gases

New BCGA guide supports the safe transport of compressed gases

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced a new guide providing comprehensive advice on the key issues surrounding vehicular transportation in the industry.

Guidance Note 35 ‘Vehicle Selection and Transport Management' brings together for the first time key criteria and information of value to manufacturers, transport and freight operators alike.

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Safety Alert – Aluminium Alloy Diving Gas Cylinders

Safety Alert – Aluminium Alloy Diving Gas Cylinders

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a Safety Alert for cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351 and used primarily for gases for underwater breathing apparatus.

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BCGA issue CP38 In-service requirements for refrigerated gas transportable pressure equipment

BCGA issue CP38 In-service requirements for refrigerated gas transportable pressure equipment

This publication provides guidance on the management of in-service refrigerated gas transportable pressure equipment to ensure that it is serviceable for the safe transportation of gases without unintended release during the complete journey.

The equipment covered includes road tankers, tank containers and other tanks used for the operation of special equipment used during transport, such as cooling equipment.

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EIGA Document 04/18 – Fire hazards of oxygen and oxygen enriched atmospheres

EIGA Document 04/18 – Fire hazards of oxygen and oxygen enriched atmospheres

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 04/09.

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EIGA Environmental Newsletter 32/18 - Human factors in environmental issues - Relevance to the gases industry

EIGA Environmental Newsletter 32/18 - Human factors in environmental issues - Relevance to the gases industry

EIGA has issued a new publication.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 20/18 - Baseline reports for Industrial Emissions Directive sites

EIGA Technical Bulletin 20/18 - Baseline reports for Industrial Emissions Directive sites

EIGA has issued this Technical Bulletin.

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EIGA Position Paper 43/18 - Carbon leakage assessment for European industrial gas industry (NACE 20.11)

EIGA Position Paper 43/18 - Carbon leakage assessment for European industrial gas industry (NACE 20.11)

EIGA has issued a new publication.

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COMAH Strategic Forum

COMAH Strategic Forum

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have advised that the COMAH Strategic Forum has recently published a guidance document on ‘Collaboration in the high hazard sector'

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The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Newsletter

The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Newsletter

The British Cryogenics (Bcryo) monthly newsletter for January 2018 is now available.

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EIGA - EIGAzette 51 – January 2018

EIGA - EIGAzette 51 – January 2018

EIGA has issued a new edition of the EIGAzette: EIGAzette 51 - January 2018

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BCGA issue GN 11 – The management of risk when using gases in enclosed workplaces. Revision 4: 2018

BCGA issue GN 11 – The management of risk when using gases in enclosed workplaces. Revision 4: 2018

Provides guidance that can be used in the assessment of risk associated with gases in enclosed workplaces, to help identify where hazardous atmospheres may occur and to advise on control measures that may be appropriate.

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EIGA Document 152/18 – Comparison of European, US & Japanese pharmacopoeia monographs for medicinal gases

EIGA Document 152/18 – Comparison of European, US & Japanese pharmacopoeia monographs for medicinal gases

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 152/11.

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EIGA Document 140/18 – Code of Practice – Compressed fluorine and mixtures with inert gases

EIGA Document 140/18 – Code of Practice – Compressed fluorine and mixtures with inert gases

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 140/10.

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EIGA Document 203/18 – Typical post-marketing pharmacovigilance cases in the medical gases industry

EIGA Document 203/18 – Typical post-marketing pharmacovigilance cases in the medical gases industry

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA 203/16.

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EIGA Document 146/18 – Perlite Management

EIGA Document 146/18 – Perlite Management

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 146/12.

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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

The BADGP Newsletter No.18, January 2018, has been published.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 42 – Medical gases. Data Integrity Policy

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 42 – Medical gases. Data Integrity Policy

Data integrity is fundamental in a pharmaceutical quality system. This document provides guidance on compliance with the data integrity requirements for batch documentation relating to medicinal gases.

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Deadline looms for early bird discount at BCGA conference

Deadline looms for early bird discount at BCGA conference

The deadline is approaching for the British Compressed Gases Association 2018 conference's early bird booking deal.

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EIGA Document 145/18 – Safe use of brazed aluminium heat exchangers for producing pressurized oxygen

EIGA Document 145/18 – Safe use of brazed aluminium heat exchangers for producing pressurized oxygen

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA 145/14.

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NHS Patient Safety Alert - Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders

NHS Patient Safety Alert - Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders

The NHS has issued a Safety Alert for medical oxygen cylinders. Published Tuesday 9th January 2018.

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EIGA Document 212/18 – Acetylene installations at customer premises

EIGA Document 212/18 – Acetylene installations at customer premises

EIGA has issued this new document.

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EIGA Safety Information 26/17 - Cryogenic nitrogen in molecular cooking

EIGA Safety Information 26/17 - Cryogenic nitrogen in molecular cooking

EIGA has issued a revision to this publication. A revision of EIGA SI 26/11.

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EIGA Safety Information 24/17 - Carbon Dioxide Physiological Hazards -“Not just an asphyxiant!”

EIGA Safety Information 24/17 - Carbon Dioxide Physiological Hazards -“Not just an asphyxiant!”

EIGA has issued a revision to this publication. A revision of EIGA SI 24/11.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine December 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine December 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) has published their latest Compressions Magazine [Volume 34, No. 4, December 2017].

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EIGA Document 170/17 – Safe Design and Operation of Cryogenic Enclosures

EIGA Document 170/17 – Safe Design and Operation of Cryogenic Enclosures

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document. A revision of 170/12.

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EIGA Document 168/17 – Calculation Method for the Analysis and Prevention of Overpressure during Refilling of Cryogenic Tanks with Rupture Disk(s)

EIGA Document 168/17 – Calculation Method for the Analysis and Prevention of Overpressure during Refilling of Cryogenic Tanks with Rupture Disk(s)

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document. A revision of 168/11.

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EIGA Document 94/17 - Environmental Impacts of Air Separation Units

EIGA Document 94/17 - Environmental Impacts of Air Separation Units

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A  revision of EIGA Document 94/11.



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EIGA Document 136/17 – Selection of Personal Protective Equipment

EIGA Document 136/17 – Selection of Personal Protective Equipment

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document. A revision of 136/09.

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Trade body reinforces rogue trader warning message in safety collaboration

Trade body reinforces rogue trader warning message in safety collaboration

National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association joined forces with HSE to raise awareness of the dangers of poor quality beverage gas in the licensed sector.

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Take advantage of the BCGA video library to boost your website content.

Take advantage of the BCGA video library to boost your website content.

During the last year the BCGA has produced a library of videos which are significant value to members.

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BCGA offers pressure equipment guidance under ‘mission safety’ focus

BCGA offers pressure equipment guidance under ‘mission safety’ focus

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has revised guidance which details the in-service requirements of pressure equipment for gas storage and gas distribution systems.

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EIGA Document 169/17 - Classification, and Labelling Guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation)

EIGA Document 169/17 - Classification, and Labelling Guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation)

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A  revision of EIGA Document 169/16.



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Modern advances in gas technology take centre stage at key trade body event

Modern advances in gas technology take centre stage at key trade body event

New applications for compressed gases in areas including green transport and  healthcare, as well as a view on the implications of BREXIT from an EU perspective, are all on the agenda at the British Compressed Gases Association's 2018 annual conference.


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The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Low Temperature News

The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Low Temperature News

The British Cryogenics Council quarterly newsletter for Autumn 2017 has  been published.



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EIGA Document 209/17 - Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA Document 209/17 - Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA has issued an addendum to this publication.

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EIGA Human Factors Safety Information HF 04/17 - Task Factor – Design and effectiveness of procedures

EIGA Human Factors Safety Information HF 04/17 - Task Factor – Design and effectiveness of procedures

EIGA has issued this revised publication. A revision of EIGA HF 04/09.

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EIGA Document 98/17 - Safe supply of transportable medical liquid oxygen systems by homecare service providers

EIGA Document 98/17 - Safe supply of transportable medical liquid oxygen systems by homecare service providers

EIGA has issued this revised publication. A revision of EIGA Document 98/09.

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EIGA Document 165/17 - Safe operation with fork lift trucks

EIGA Document 165/17 - Safe operation with fork lift trucks

EIGA has  issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA Document 165/10.



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EIGA Campaign: Safe transport of gases or dry ice in ‘non dedicated’ vehicles

EIGA Campaign: Safe transport of gases or dry ice in ‘non dedicated’ vehicles

EIGA have launched a campaign to highlight the requirements  for the safe transportation of gases and dry ice in ‘non-dedicated' vehicles.



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EIGA Winter Seminar 2018 - Transport Safety

EIGA Winter Seminar 2018 - Transport Safety

The EIGA Winter Seminar 2018 on Transport Safety will take place on 24th and 25th January 2018.

The seminar is now open for bookings.

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BCGA issue GN 37 – Medical gases.  Data integrity.

BCGA issue GN 37 – Medical gases. Data integrity.

Data integrity is  fundamental in a pharmaceutical quality system.  This document provides guidance on compliance with the  data integrity requirements for batch documentation relating to medicinal  gases..



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EIGA Document 156/17 - EIGA Template for DGSA Annual Report

EIGA Document 156/17 - EIGA Template for DGSA Annual Report

EIGA has issued this revised publication. A revision of EIGA Document 156/16.



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BCGA video sets out the road ahead for hydrogen

BCGA video sets out the road ahead for hydrogen

A NATIONAL trade body is broadening  the debate on green transport with the development of a new video setting out  the value of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles for UK roads.



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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

The BADGP Newsletter No.17, September 2017, has been published.    

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EIGA Human Factors 03/17 – Organisation - Human Factors in Incident Investigation

EIGA Human Factors 03/17 – Organisation - Human Factors in Incident Investigation

EIGA has published this revised publication.  A revision of HF03/08.

 



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The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Newsletter

The British Cryogenics Council have published their latest Newsletter

The British Cryogenics (Bcryo) monthly newsletter for October 2017 has been published.

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EIGA Document 170/17 – Safe Design and Operation of Cryogenic Enclosures

EIGA Document 170/17 – Safe Design and Operation of Cryogenic Enclosures

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document. A revision of 170/12.

 

 


       

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EIGA Human Factors 02/17 – Individual training and competence

EIGA Human Factors 02/17 – Individual training and competence

EIGA has  published this revised publication.  A revision of HF 02/08. EIGA has  published this revised publication.  A revision of HF 02/08.



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EIGA Document 211/17 - Hydrogen vent systems for customer applications

EIGA Document 211/17 - Hydrogen vent systems for customer applications

EIGA has issued this new publication.

This publication  covers the design, installation and maintenance of hydrogen vent systems used  for equipment located at a customer site, it is not applicable to vent systems of hydrogen production  sites with capacity exceeding 500 Nm3/hr of hydrogen.

It applies  to Hydrogen Refuelling Stations with standard supplies of hydrogen (liquid, gas bulk, gas cylinders, on-site production of less than 500 Nm3/hr of hydrogen).

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HSE Report RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

HSE Report RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

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

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EIGA Document 107/17 - Guidelines on Environmental Management Systems

EIGA Document 107/17 - Guidelines on Environmental Management Systems

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA 107/10.

This publication provides guidance relevant to the Industrial  and Medical Gases Industry for implementation of an environmental management  system according to ISO 14001 - 2015 Environmental management systems -  Requirements with guidance for use.



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EIGA Document 96/17 - Alternatives to hydraulic testing of gas cylinders

EIGA Document 96/17 - Alternatives to hydraulic testing of gas cylinders

EIGA has  issued this revised Publication. A revision of EIGA Document 96/11.

This publication gives an overview of the non-destructive  test methods that may be used as an alternative to hydraulic testing for gas  cylinders and storage vessels in some applications.


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BCGA guide details gas container information

BCGA guide details gas container information

The  British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) working closely with the Department  for Transport has pulled together a wealth of information and guidance to  produce a new, definitive guide to the many types of gas containers in use in  the UK.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine September 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine September 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) have published their Compressions Magazine [Volume 34, No. 3, September 2017].    

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BCGA issue CP 39: In-service requirements of pressure equipment (gas storage and gas distribution systems). Revision 2. 2017

BCGA issue CP 39: In-service requirements of pressure equipment (gas storage and gas distribution systems). Revision 2. 2017

Pressure systems require regular examination and maintenance to ensure the continuing integrity of the equipment and the safety of personnel.  This code covers the principles and a risk based methodology to meet these requirements.  It provides guidance on Written Schemes of Examination, Ageing Pressure Equipment Assessments and Revalidation of pressure vessels.    

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BCGA  issues revised guidance for liquid gas storage tanks

BCGA issues revised guidance for liquid gas storage tanks

The latest information on the legal duties and responsibilities for owners and users of liquid gas storage tanks has been issued by the British Compressed Gases Association.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 35 - Vehicle selection and transport management

BCGA issue Guidance Note 35 - Vehicle selection and transport management

Provides advice on vehicle selection, the recruitment, training and assessment of transport personnel and the relevant elements of a transport management system associated with Class 2 dangerous goods.

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EIGA Document 92/17 – Code of Practice - Nitrogen Trifluoride

EIGA Document 92/17 – Code of Practice - Nitrogen Trifluoride

EIGA has issued this document, a revision of EIGA document 92/10.

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EIGA Document 210/17 - Hydrogen Pressure Swing Adsorber (PSA) Mechanical Integrity Requirements

EIGA Document 210/17 - Hydrogen Pressure Swing Adsorber (PSA) Mechanical Integrity Requirements

EIGA has issued this new document.

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BCGA guidance issues fire safety update

BCGA guidance issues fire safety update

Important guidance on the steps to take in the event of a fire on or near gas cylinders has been issued by The British Compressed Gases Association.

It also includes information on flammable gases, post fire actions and provides gas company emergency contact numbers.

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