Doc. 196/15Calcium Carbide Storage and Handling

"Acetylene produced from calcium carbide is the most common method of production for EIGA members.

There are a number of procedures that need to be followed to ensure the safe storage and handling of calcium carbide.

This publication provides guidance when handling calcium carbide and general recommendations for calcium carbides storage areas.

Additionally there is a section on the handling of typical emergency situations involving calcium carbide.

This publication is intended for those who are involved in the production of acetylene where calcium carbide is used."