Info 25/20 Handling of Cylinders Using a Crane

This Safety Information is intended to advise how to safely move single cylinders taking into account the requirements of EN and ISO standards.

EIGA strongly recommends not transporting single cylinder packages by crane without using an appropriate lifting device.  Lifting shall not be attempted by wrapping a sling or chain directly around the cylinder body or by using the valve guard as a lifting device unless it has been designed and qualified for this purpose and its condition and secure attachment to the cylinder has been verified.  This approach is supported by international standards.