Info 16/12 Fires in Cylinder Regulators in Industrial Oxygen in Service

" EIGA has received reports of serious incidents involving fires in oxygen gas cylinder regulators.

These incidents have occurred at both gas company premises and customer locations and have occasionally resulted in injury. Investigations of these incidents have indicated that many of the incidents are due to either poor maintenance or incorrect use, and in some circumstances, a combination of both.

This Safety Information is intended to raise awareness of these serious incidents and to provide the basic recommendations and rules to safely operate and maintain oxygen gas cylinder regulators.

The Safety Information should be read by all those who are involved in the purchasing, use and maintenance of oxygen gas cylinder regulators"