Info 18/18Devalving Gas Cylinders

There have been a number of incidents reported to EIGA of gas cylinders being devalved whilst under pressure. These incidents have, in some cases, led to serious injuries and on one occasion the death of an employee of an EIGA Member Company.

The purpose of this Safety Information is to recommend processes and procedures to ensure a gas cylinder is devalved in a safe manner.

The Safety information is intended for all personnel involved in the devalving of gas cylinders including those who manage the process to those who carry out the task of devalving a gas cylinder.

This revision incorporates a number of updated references and editorial changes.