This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Revised guidance for gas storage and distribution

13 December 2017

Code of Practice CP39 has been updated by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), providing revised guidance for the in-service requirements of pressure equipment for gas storage and distribution systems.

This includes guidance on management processes for the entire life cycle of gas pressure equipment to prevent failures that could result in a hazardous release of stored energy.

It is designed to be of interest to a range of sectors where gases are used, which includes a large number of facilities throughout the UK.

Specific sectors include manufacturing, education, automotive, catering, transport and logistics and healthcare.

CP39 is produced in accordance with the BCGA commitment to mission safety in the compressed gases sector, it stated.

Chief executive Doug Thornton said these systems require "regular examination and maintenance to ensure the continuing integrity of the equipment and the safety of personnel.

"CP39 is applicable for all new, re-used, existing and relocated pressure equipment," he said.

Mr Thornton further explained that CP39 "covers the principles and a risk-based methodology for developing in-service requirements relating to Written Schemes of Examination and the examinations carried out in accordance with them, as well as maintenance requirements".

The CoP can be downloaded free of charge here.

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Blue sky thinking recommended to drive Clean Air Day message

Today is Clean Air Day, highlighting the issues faced around the UK caused by poor air quality and the impacts this has on health and wellbeing....
Article image

New law guarantees payment for exporting electricity

Facilities of all types with renewable energy installations of up to 5MW will be paid for electricity exported to the grid following the introduction of a ...
Article image

EXCLUSIVE Inside Canon UK's environment-friendly building in Reigate

At Canon UK sustainability and FM are inextricably linked. PFM visited the Woodhatch site in Reigate to report on the effectiveness of this approach....

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Landmark lighting marks start of new era for basketball arenas

Players like it; coaches like it; and the spectators like it – the innovative approach to lighting the playing area at the new home of Leicester Riders bas...