This publication provides guidelines for plant managers, distribution managers, line managers, environmental specialists and others involved with gas cylinder management on the safe and responsible management of all cylinders (excluding acetylene gas cylinders) at the end of their service life. These cylinders are referred to in this publication as waste gas cylinders.
This document was previously published as Doc 166/11, Guidelines on Management of Waste Composite Cylinders. It has now been extensively revised with its scope expanded from gas cylinders of a composite construction to apply to all gas cylinders (excluding acetylene gas cylinders) made of seamless steel, aluminium alloy, welded steel and a composite construction.
Acetylene gas cylinders are excluded as they are covered by EIGA Doc 05, Guidelines for the Management of Waste Acetylene Cylinders.