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Live at EIGA seminar - Day One

The EIGA (European Industrial Gases Association) Winter Seminar 2014 focuses on safe operation and regulation with respect to flammable gases. Flammable gases are an important part of the gas industry product portfolio and are widely used in many industries.

Due to their properties they are hazardous and, thus, there are safety issues that need to be addressed. To achieve this, the seminar aims to discuss the following themes;

Sharing of experience and best practices. Professional approach to safety issues (E.G. Protection of operators). Review or introduction of the basics, including key safety principles, hazards and safeguards. Learning from incidents. Awareness of applicable regulations. Awareness of existing industry knowledge and the EIGA library.

The parallel sessions will focus on acetylene and on other flammable gases such as hydrogen and gas mixtures.

And that is Day One finished. Be sure to visit the gasworld website for day two 07.30 (GMT) tomorrow.

Blackburn industrial estate evacuated after fire involving gas cylinder

  1. Some explosions were heard inside the building as the fire raged on, but Bassett said they were probably due to gas or oxygen tanks used in the shop area that detonated during the blaze. One firefighter received a cut during the incident and was taken
  2. “The fire involved acetylene and oxygen cylinders and for us, and all fire and rescue authorities, acetylene is something that we have very strict procedures for. “We have been working with people working in other businesses in the area, to get them
  3. Management of change (MOC) programs are generally well established throughout the chemical processing industry. Many of these programs have been operating for decades, while others are still relatively new and early in their maturation process.

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