EIGA members have received information that some countries are introducing limits on the lifespan of steel gas cylinders. Other countries have raised the question if steel cylinders should have a limited lifespan. A further question has been raised regarding whether the lifespan of acetylene cylinders should have a specified limit.
This Technical Bulletin states the EIGA position on the lifespan of gas cylinders and provides information regarding the design, in-service practices, maintenance and lifespan expectations of gas cylinders.
It is intended to assist in any discussions relating to the lifespan of gas cylinders.