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

This document reflects recent experiences of EIGA member companies.  Accidents have occurred in the past with carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide / carbon dioxide mixtures cylinders.This document reflects recent experiences of EIGA member companies.  Accidents have occurred in the past with carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide / carbon dioxide mixtures cylinders.

The document covers the selection of gas cylinders; seamless steel cylinders, seamless steel tubes, welded steel cylinders, and non-refillable or disposable steel cylinders, used for carbon monoxide and for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide mixtures, e.g. laser gases.

Intentionally made mixtures containing less than 5 ppmV carbon monoxide or 5 ppmV carbon dioxide are not affected by this document.  

The document is intended to be used by those who are responsible for filling operations, including those who specify mixtures to be filled into cylinders.  

The publication is part of the programme to develop Globally Harmonised publications amongst Regional Gas Associations.  

This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here.  

You can view or download many other EIGA publications at the following address: www.eiga.eu

19 February 2021  

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