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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 HF 03/08.

 



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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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BCGA issue Guidance Note 36 - Guidance for the use, inspection and transport of cylinders with various design codes. 2017

BCGA issue Guidance Note 36 - Guidance for the use, inspection and transport of cylinders with various design codes. 2017

Provides guidance  on the range of gas cylinders which may be encountered in the UK and the  associated Regulations that control their use.

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BCGA issue Leaflet 6 - Cylinders in fires. Revision 5 : 2017

BCGA issue Leaflet 6 - Cylinders in fires. Revision 5 : 2017

Provides advice on the actions to take in the event of  a fire on or near gas cylinders.

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BCGA issue Leaflet 12 – Liquid gas storage tanks:  Your responsibilities. Revision 1: 2017

BCGA issue Leaflet 12 – Liquid gas storage tanks: Your responsibilities. Revision 1: 2017

An information leaflet which reminds users and owners of  liquid gas storage tanks of their legal duties and responsibilities to ensure  the equipment is installed, maintained and operated safely.

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BCGA guidance ensures medical gas quality

BCGA guidance ensures medical gas quality

The British Compressed Gases Association has produced new guidance to ensure vital medical gases perform under pressure in healthcare environments.

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Revision 7 of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) has been published (July 2017)

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 31 – Medical gases. The use of valves incorporating residual pressure devices.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 31 – Medical gases. The use of valves incorporating residual pressure devices.

This document provides guidelines  for the selection, installation and use of valves which incorporate a residual  pressure device in medical gas cylinders, such that common practices are  established across the gas industry.  

It is intended for those who are  involved in the specification of cylinder valves and cylinder operations, as  well as providing information to those using these valves.

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BCGA highlights gas safety message to campus community

BCGA highlights gas safety message to campus community

The  British Compressed Gases Association is calling on those responsible for using  industrial, food and medical gases in educational environments to familiarise  themselves with a range of health and safety information.

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UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – 20th Edition

UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – 20th Edition

The 20th revised edition of the UN  Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (the ‘Orange Book') has been  published in hard copy in English and French (19th June 2017)

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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

The BADGP Newsletter No. 16, June 2017, has been published.

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EIGA Transport Safety Information Sheet TS 08/17 - Compliance and risk monitoring of transport operations through auditing

EIGA Transport Safety Information Sheet TS 08/17 - Compliance and risk monitoring of transport operations through auditing

EIGA has issued a new  Transport Safety Information Sheet.

This Transport Safety Information provides advice on monitoring  compliance and achieving an acceptable level of risk within transport  operations through an internal auditing process. The principles apply equally  to transport operations managed within the gas companies or with external  hauliers.

 

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EIGA Document 143/17 – Guide to carbide lime applications

EIGA Document 143/17 – Guide to carbide lime applications

EIGA has  issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA Document 143/08.

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EIGA Environmental Newsletter 31/17 – Environmental Awards 2015

EIGA Environmental Newsletter 31/17 – Environmental Awards 2015

EIGA has issued this new document.

 

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EIGA Document 51/17 – Management of change

EIGA Document 51/17 – Management of change

EIGA has  issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 51/02.

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EIGA Document 40/17 – Work permit systems

EIGA Document 40/17 – Work permit systems

EIGA has  issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 40/02.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine June 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine June 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) has published  their Compressions Magazine [Volume 34, No. 2, June 2017].

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EIGA Document 130/17 – Principles for the safe handling and distribution of highly toxic gases and mixtures

EIGA Document 130/17 – Principles for the safe handling and distribution of highly toxic gases and mixtures

EIGA has  issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 130/11.

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EIGA Document 129/17 – Pressure receptacles with blocked or inoperable valves

EIGA Document 129/17 – Pressure receptacles with blocked or inoperable valves

EIGA has  issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 129/11 &  Corrigendum.

This document gives  recommendations on how to handle receptacles with non-operational valves for  suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gas receptacles.

 

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EIGA Document 200/17 – Design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of valves used in liquid oxygen and cold gaseous oxygen systems

EIGA Document 200/17 – Design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of valves used in liquid oxygen and cold gaseous oxygen systems

EIGA has  issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the  International Harmonisation Council.  A revision of EIGA Document 200/15.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 10/17 – Reciprocating compressors for oxygen service

EIGA Technical Bulletin 10/17 – Reciprocating compressors for oxygen service

EIGA has  issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the  International Harmonisation Council.  A revision of EIGA Document 10/09.

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EIGAzette No. 50 – June 2017

EIGAzette No. 50 – June 2017

EIGA have published their magazine - the EIGAzette - for June 2017

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 209/17 – Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 209/17 – Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA has  issued a new document.

This  publication has been prepared by the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) to present data that shows that metallic particles do not migrate from  medicinal gas cylinders in quantities that could be considered toxicologically  relevant.

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BCGA support to quell rogue gas suppliers in the hospitality sector

BCGA support to quell rogue gas suppliers in the hospitality sector

A national trade body is highlighting the  dangers to the hospitality sector of handling compressed gases from rogue  traders with a key industry appointment.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 27: Revision 2 – Guidance for the carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 27: Revision 2 – Guidance for the carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles.

This publication provides guidance on safely transporting gas cylinders in order to comply with ADR and provides a method for calculating the threshold quantity for any gas cylinders being carried.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 32: Revision 1: 2017 – Medical gases. Good distribution practice.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 32: Revision 1: 2017 – Medical gases. Good distribution practice.

Medical products require effective management control during their distribution to ensure quality and integrity are maintained.

This document provides guidance on good distribution practice as required by the medical regulators.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 37: Revision 1 - Medical gases. Gas cylinder cleanliness standards.

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 37: Revision 1 - Medical gases. Gas cylinder cleanliness standards.

This publication details the requirement to keep medical gas cylinders clean and covers the methods used to either clean the external surface or to return a cylinder in protective packaging. It does not address the internal condition of a gas container or the quality of the gas within.

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Emergency Action Code 2017.

Emergency Action Code 2017.

The National Chemical Emergency  Centre (NCEC) has published the Emergency Action Code 2017.

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EIGA Safety Information Human Factors - 01/17 – Human Factors – An Overview

EIGA Safety Information Human Factors - 01/17 – Human Factors – An Overview

EIGA has  issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA HF 01/08.

 

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BCGA Presenting at the Institute Of Mechanical Engineers Seminar In June 2017

BCGA Presenting at the Institute Of Mechanical Engineers Seminar In June 2017

BCGA have been invited to present at a seminar on 28 June 2017 organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
 
Low Temperature Pressure Systems:  New guidance for operators and designers.

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Gas cylinder return service reminder for waste sector

Gas cylinder return service reminder for waste sector

A national trade body is issuing a reminder to the  waste sector about a returns scheme for gas cylinders.

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Trade body issues warning on the dangers of misusing gas

Trade body issues warning on the dangers of misusing gas

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is campaigning to raise
awareness about the dangers of misusing industrial, food and medical gases.

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EIGA Document 208/17 – Safety in storage, handling and distribution of cryogenic ethylene

EIGA Document 208/17 – Safety in storage, handling and distribution of cryogenic ethylene

EIGA has issued a new Document.

This  publication applies to the layout, design and operation of fixed storage and  the transportation by road, sea and rail of cryogenic ethylene in bulk form to  fixed storages at user's premises.  

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DfT Notice of Recognition 34

DfT Notice of Recognition 34

The Department for Transport has published their  Notice of Recognition 34.

A   provision to the carriage of dangerous goods regulations concerning ultrasonic  examination for seamless aluminium alloy and steel gas cylinders.

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BCGA welcomes move to open the road to hydrogen

BCGA welcomes move to open the road to hydrogen

BCGA has welcomed moves to expand the availability of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles on UK roads.

 

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Energy Institute – Guidance on hydrogen delivery systems for refuelling of motor vehicles, co-located with petrol fuelling stations

Energy Institute – Guidance on hydrogen delivery systems for refuelling of motor vehicles, co-located with petrol fuelling stations

The Energy Institute have  published this new guidance. It was developed by a joint industry working  group which included the BCGA.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 38 -  Moving gas cylinders and bundles within the workplace

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 38 - Moving gas cylinders and bundles within the workplace

Technical Information Sheet 38 provides  information on the different methods available to safely carry out the movement  of gas cylinders and bundles.

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EIGA Safety Information 17/17 – Prevention of accidents due to overheated or burning tyres

EIGA Safety Information 17/17 – Prevention of accidents due to overheated or burning tyres

EIGA has  issued a revised Document.  A revision of EIGA Document 17/07.

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EIGA Document 73/17 – Use of non-metallic materials in high pressure oxygen breathing gas applications

EIGA Document 73/17 – Use of non-metallic materials in high pressure oxygen breathing gas applications

EIGA has  issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the  International Harmonisation Council. 

A revision of EIGA Document 73/08.

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RR1100 - Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4

RR1100 - Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4

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

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine – March 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine – March 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA)  have published the March 2017 edition of Compressions, their Official  Newsletter.

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EIGA Document 207/17 – Safe operation and maintenance of furnaces insulated with Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCF)

EIGA Document 207/17 – Safe operation and maintenance of furnaces insulated with Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCF)

EIGA has issued this new  document.

The  document describes best practices of EIGA members for the protection of their  workers during operation of any fired heater where Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCFs) are used, including Steam Methane Reformer furnaces.  The best  practices described in this document were developed for RCFs but can also be  applied to other high temperature insulation wools.

 

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SI 2016 No. 1107 - HEALTH AND SAFETY - The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

SI 2016 No. 1107 - HEALTH AND SAFETY - The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

These Regulations transpose  Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and  of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the  Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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EIGA Document 189/17 – The calculation of harm and no-harm distances for the storage and use of toxic gases in transportable containers

EIGA Document 189/17 – The calculation of harm and no-harm distances for the storage and use of toxic gases in transportable containers

EIGA has issued this revised  document.  A revision of EIGA Document 189/14.

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EIGA Safety Leaflet 04/17 - Thee safe transport, use and storage of acetylene cylinders

EIGA Safety Leaflet 04/17 - Thee safe transport, use and storage of acetylene cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised  document.  A revision of EIGA SL 04/10.

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EIGA Document 70/17 – Carbon Dioxide Food and Beverages Grade, Source Qualification, Quality Standards and Verification

EIGA Document 70/17 – Carbon Dioxide Food and Beverages Grade, Source Qualification, Quality Standards and Verification

EIGA has issued this revised  document.  A revision of EIGA Document 70/08.

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EIGA Document 149/17 – Safe Installation and Operation of PSA and Membrane Oxygen and Nitrogen Generators

EIGA Document 149/17 – Safe Installation and Operation of PSA and Membrane Oxygen and Nitrogen Generators

EIGA has issued this revised  globally harmonised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 149/10.

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EIGA Safety Leaflet 01/17 - Dangers of asphyxiation

EIGA Safety Leaflet 01/17 - Dangers of asphyxiation

EIGA has issued this revised  document. 

A revision of EIGA SL 01/03.

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EIGA Document 99/17/ Part 2 - Good Manufacturing Practice Guide Part II for Medical Gases: Basic requirements for active substances used as starting materials

EIGA Document 99/17/ Part 2 - Good Manufacturing Practice Guide Part II for Medical Gases: Basic requirements for active substances used as starting materials

EIGA has issued this revised  document.

According to Article 46 (f) of Directive 2001/83/EC as  amended by Directive 2004/27/EC of the European Parliament on the Community  code relating to medicinal products for human use and Article 50 (f) of  Directive 2001/82/EC; as amended by Directive 2004/28/EC on the Community code  relating to veterinary medicinal products, the manufacturing authorisation  holders shall use only active substances that have been manufactured in  accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for starting materials.

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The Consumer Protection, Health and Safety, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016,  SI 2016 No. 1105 –  are in force from 8th December 2016.

The Consumer Protection, Health and Safety, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, SI 2016 No. 1105 – are in force from 8th December 2016.

These regulations transpose Directive 2014/68/EU - The Pressure  Equipment Directive.

The regulations revoke and repeal the previous UK Pressure  Equipment Regulations 1999 (as amended),  SI 1999 No. 2001.

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EIGAzette No. 49 – January 2017

EIGAzette No. 49 – January 2017

EIGA have published their magazine - the EIGAzette -  for January 2017

 

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BCGA CP 7 – Revision 7: 2014 – The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) – Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

BCGA CP 7 – Revision 7: 2014 – The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) – Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

BCGA issue Code of Practice 7 - Revision 7: 2014 - The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment  (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) - Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

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The Department for Transport (DfT) have issued a revision to their Dangerous Goods Notice 5.

The Department for Transport (DfT) have issued a revision to their Dangerous Goods Notice 5.

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure  Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended).

Notice of Recognition.

Notice Number 5  (Revision 3)

In force from 18th January 2017 until  revoked.

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BCGA issue CP 35 – Revision 2 – Filling ratios and developed pressures for liquefied and compressed gases.

BCGA issue CP 35 – Revision 2 – Filling ratios and developed pressures for liquefied and compressed gases.

This Code of Practice gives  data about the filling ratios applicable when filling gas cylinders with  liquefiable gases for transport within the United Kingdom. It does not apply to  any international transport - in this case the requirements of ADR will apply.

It can therefore only be used with non Pi-marked cylinders.

Information is also given on  the developed pressures in cylinders of compressed gas exposed to UK and other  area climatic conditions. In some cylinder design codes the developed pressure  is an important element in the establishment of the correct design criteria. Cylinders being exported from the UK may also need to be checked for safety  according to the climatic conditions they may be exposed to.

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The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) - Notice of Recognition - Notice Number 31 - Revision1

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) - Notice of Recognition - Notice Number 31 - Revision1

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued Revision 1 to Exception  Notice 31.

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ADR 2017

ADR 2017

The online version of the 2017 edition of ADR has now been  published and can be downloaded on the UNECE website.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 30 – Revision 1 – The safe use of gases in the beverage dispense industry.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 30 – Revision 1 – The safe use of gases in the beverage dispense industry.

Provides guidance to those who need to handle, use and store beverage gases. Addresses safety and operational issues associated with beverage gases, their use in cellars and beverage dispense pressure systems. The document covers cylinder identification, handling, use, corrosion prevention and product quality.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 36 – Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 36 – Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators

Some medical gas cylinders  integrate pressure regulators within the cylinder valve.

TIS 36 provides  advice on the safe handling and use of such cylinders.

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