Doc. 188/14 Safe Transfer of Toxic Liquefied Gases

"Accidents during the transfer of toxic gases in the chemical industry are often dramatic and nearly always very dramatic in the case of liquefied toxic gases.

The objective of this new EIGA document is to describe the best practices for the safe transfer and use of toxic liquefied gases in transportable gas containers;

in particular the filling of small containers (e.g. cylinders) with toxic liquefied gases from large containers (e.g. ISO-containers and pressure drums).

The document includes descriptions of accidental releases of toxic liquefied gases with their causes and consequences reported by EIGA members.

They illustrate the risk management measures recommended in the document to protect people and the environment."