TB 04/18Lifetime of pre-1930 Steel Cylinders

This Technical Bulletin, originally published in 2012 has been reviewed by EIGA WG-2 and reconfirmed with no changes.

The Technical Bulletin deals with an issue raised by a cylinder maker who recommended the discontinuation of the use of carbon steel cylinders manufactured before 1930, the so-called "first generation" cylinders.

Following a review by EIGA of data for cylinders produced before 1930, EIGA rejected the recommendation and this Technical Bulletin gives details of the review and the decision.

The Technical Bulletin is intended for all those who are involved in the technical review of gas cylinders and is intended to be used in any discussions where the life of gas cylinders is discussed.