Codes of Practice (CP)

CP29
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The design and operation of cylinder and tube trailers (battery vehicles) and multiple-element gas containers for the safe transport of compressed gases by road. Revision 2: 2013

Provides practical guidance on the design, construction, examination, testing and certification, and the filling/discharging of cylinder vehicle/trailers used for the domestic conveyance of compressed, but not liquefiable gases.

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CP30
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The safe use of liquid nitrogen dewars up to 50 litres. Revision 2: 2013

Specifically addresses the use of liquid nitrogen in open dewars and dewars fitted with liquid withdrawal attachments operating at less than 0.5 bar. Covers the storage, filling, use and maintenance of dewars of not more than 50 litres capacity. A Model Risk Assessment is available in support of this Code of Practice to assist in providing a structured approach when evaluating workplace hazards. See BCGA TIS 27.

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CP31
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The safe storage and use of cylinders in mobile workshops and service vehicles. Revision 4: 2015

Covers the design and construction of mobile workshops and other specialist vehicles with regard to the safe storage of cylinders and the installation of gas equipment on such vehicles. It includes procedures for the safe use, operation and training for gas equipment associated with these vehicles, as well as appropriate emergency actions. A Model Risk Assessment is available in support of this Code of Practice. See BCGA TIS 26.

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CP32
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The safe filling of beverage gas cylinders. Revision 2: 2014

This Code of Practice addresses the safety, quality and operational issues necessary for the filling of beverage gas cylinders. The document covers safe filling practices, cylinder identification, handling, corrosion prevention and product quality.

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CP33
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The bulk storage of gaseous hydrogen at users’ premises. Revision 1: 2012

Code of Practice CP33 covers the location, design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of equipment for the bulk storage and supply of compressed hydrogen gas at users premises. Reference is made to relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Standards and summarises the hazards and properties of compressed hydrogen. Compliance with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations will require risk assessments to be carried out, which may include a formal HAZOP, during the process of installation of bulk hydrogen systems.

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CP34
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The application of the Pressure Equipment Regulations to customer sites. Revision 1: 2014

Provides interpretation of the UK Pressure Equipment Regulations (SI 1999 No. 2001) in terms of their application to pressure systems installed at users' premises. Issues arising from the re-use of existing equipment in otherwise new installations are covered in detail.

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CP35
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Filling ratios and developed pressures for liquefied and compressed gases. Revision 2: 2017

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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CP36
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Cryogenic liquid storage at users’ premises. Revision 2: 2013

This document covers the installation of cryogenic liquid storage tanks and associated equipment at customer sites. For liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. Tank sizes range from 0 to 125000 litre water capacity.

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CP38
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Revalidation of cryogenic tankers and containers. 2010

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CP39
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In-service requirements of pressure equipment (gas storage and gas distribution systems). Revision 1: 2016

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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