The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has published a revision to its Leaflet 11, covering safety checks for cryogenic tanks.

Users of vacuum insulated cryogenic and conventionally insulated refrigerated liquid tanks have a duty of care to ensure the equipment is operated safely on their site.

Equipment and gas suppliers can be consulted for relevant safety and operational information.

Whilst gas suppliers carry out pre and post-fill checks when making deliveries, the user has a duty to carry out routine safety inspections as detailed in the operating instructions.

Leaflet 11 outlines some daily safety checks that users responsible for cryogenic tanks are to carry out.

These are independent of safety checks which gas supply companies’ drivers will conduct at delivery times.

It can be downloaded free of charge in the publications area of the BCGA website.