BCGA conference review – Significant safety progress in the UK


THE BRITISH Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) held its annual technical & safety gathering of the UK industrial gases community in April, delivering an array of topical tidings.

Matthias Kuhn, President of the Association, welcomed over 140 delegates to the conference and stated that while the gases industry in the UK faced challenging times, the various Technical Committees among the BCGA had continued to deliver results towards better safety in the use & transport of gases.

Kuhn highlighted how the association had achieved good progress with such safety measures in a number of sectors over the past year.

Most notable however, was the success that both the BCGA and the gases companies had experienced in working with the Fire Service, in developing an understanding of how to handle acetylene cylinders that had been exposed to fire.

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