Info 27/20Operation of Transportable Vacuum Insulated Containers for Industrial and Medical Gases

EIGA has received reports of serious incidents that have resulted in the rupture of transportable vacuum insulated containers at our filling stations and at user premises.

Analysis of these incidents indicates the root causes as failure to apply appropriate engineering standards, poor operating practice, lack of periodic maintenance and inspection of safety devices and other important operating controls.

This Safety Information is intended to raise awareness of these serious incidents and to provide the basic recommendations and rules to safely operate these containers at our filling stations and user premises.

The Safety Information should be read by managers and employees involved in the filling and maintenance of these containers, or in specifying the procedures for these activities.