Friday, September 6, 2013

New Gas Pressure Vessel and Cylinder Standards for the 2nd Quarter 2013

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following New Standards on Gas Pressure Vessels and Gas Cylinders are now available:

  • ASTM D7323, 2013 Edition, Standard Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of IG-100 (Nitrogen)
  • ASTM D7325, 2013 Edition, Standard Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of IG-541 N2, Ar , CO2
  • BS EN 14894, 2013 Edition, LPG equipment and accessories. Cylinder and drum marking
  • BS EN ISO 11114-2, 2013 Edition, Gas cylinder. Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents. Non-metallic materials
  • BS EN ISO 13088, 2012 Edition with Corrigendum 1 (Correction Sheet), Gas cylinders. Acetylene cylinder bundles. Filling conditions and filling inspection
  • BS EN ISO 11363-1, Corrigendum 2 for 2010 Edition, Gas cylinders. 17E and 25E taper threads for connection of valves to gas cylinders. Specifications
  • ISO 11114-2, 2nd Edition, Gas cylinders - Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents - Part 2: Non-metallic materials
  • ISO 11119-3, 2nd Edition, Gas cylinders - Refillable composite gas cylinders and tubes - Design, construction and testing - Part 3: Fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders and tubes up to 450L with non-load-sharing metallic or non-metallic liners
  • ISO 11439, 2nd Edition, Gas cylinders - High pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for automotive vehicles
  • NFPA 58, 2014 Edition, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code

FYI:  I blogged today about the new NFPA 58 on my blog.  Read it to learn more about the changes from the previous 2011 Edition and about the TIAs (Tentative Interim Amendments) already been issued on the new 2014 revision.

With our energy policies in transition as climate change and the economics of fuel consumption affect our everyday lives, new standards are being released to improve the safety of these hazardous materials both in storage and in transport.

We often don't realize just how widely the various gases are used.  But being near a brewery for many years here at our location in Belmont, we can tell you that hazardous materials are used for food processing.  I'm sure you're aware of some welding activity that affects you -- from car repair to the manufacturing of some metal product in your home.  And of course, every time we go to the gas pump or light our gas over, we're using these products.

Here in our area, the San Bruno gas explosion reminded us just how volatile and dangerous these fuels can be.  Improvements in the safe handling, storage and transport of all gases is a top priority for standards professionals and regulators here in the U.S. and elsewhere.

To keep up with changing standards on the topics important to you and your business, make Document Center and our two blogs, and, your go-to resources for standards and standards information.  We work hard to keep you informed about the updates and new releases for the compliance documents you need.  Make Document Center your Standards Experts!