Hydrogen Safety Ecosystem

With many new organisations are getting involved in hydrogen, we decided to support a safer rollout by sharing our safety knowledge captured in dozens of hydrogen safety publications. These are publications that have helped keep our industry safe for decades. Check out the “ecosystem” portal for free, and discover the easy access to the relevant publications.

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Hydrogen is central to Europe’s ambitious climate goals, as laid out in the EU Green Deal

The Industrial Gases sector has more experience in the production, transportation, storage, and application of hydrogen than any other industry in the world, having been active in the field for over 100 years. The Industrial Gases sector is therefore well-placed to be a key partner for a thriving, carbon-neutral Europe that meets its 2050 goals, in part through the successful deployment of hydrogen.

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EIGA e-learning courses

Our eLearning tools are open to all, completely anonymous, and free of any charge.

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Exceptional projects and record safety achievements were reported to EIGA

It is an honour and a pleasure for EIGA to award such brilliant ideas and outstanding safety performance. Have a look at the 2021 virtual Award Ceremony here. Please join me in congratulating the EIGA Award Winners.

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about eiga

European Industrial Gases Association

The European Industrial Gases Association, EIGA, is a safety and technically oriented organisation representing the vast majority of European and a number of non-European companies producing and distributing industrial, medical and food gases.

The EIGA Summit – Strong Roots, Bright Future
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The EIGA Summit – Strong Roots, Bright Future

Let's celebrate together! Make sure not to miss this once in a lifetime edition! And register now for our 2023 winter Summit (deadline for registration is 15 November 2022).
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EIGA Summer Session 2022 in València – A very successful in-person Summer Session!
EIGA Event

EIGA Summer Session 2022 in València – A very successful in-person Summer Session!

Our warm thanks to all of the 100+ participants that made this EIGA Summer Session a success! See here for a short after-movie or here for lots of pictures of the Summer Session.
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Latest Publications

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DOC 238 / 22 - Prevention of Plant Instrument and Utility Gas System Cross Contamination

This publication applies to HYCO plants and provides design and safeguards requirements of utility and instrument gas systems. It identifies the potential hazards resulting from the connections between gases, instrument gases, and the process.
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DOC 123 / 22 - Code of Practice - Acetylene

The purpose of the publication is to provide a comprehensive guide to acetylene that can be used with other documents such as European Standards, company standards and equipment instructions to assist those involved with all aspects of acetylene.
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Safety Information

SI 45 / 22 - Risk of Instant Flash Fire during Cylinder Maintenance

Several incidents have recently been reported to EIGA that have highlighted the importance to conduct appropriate risk analysis for the process of cleaning cylinder neck threads and to take appropriate precautions. Be aware that cleaning by using a fast-rotating iron brush will most likely induce enough ignition power to initialise an instant flash fire in an oxidising atmosphere
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