High Pressure Hydrogen Type II Vessel

Since its founding in 1958, FIBA Technologies, Inc. (FIBA) has consistently strived to be a leader in the compressed gas storage and transportation industry.  This industry includes equipment for alternative fuels, such as liquid natural gas (LNG), compressed natural... Read more

30 Years at the CGA

Between September 30, 2014 and October 2, 2014, FIBA participated in the 2ND CGA Cylinder Requalification Operations Safety Seminar.  FIBA’s President and CEO, Jack Finn, opened the seminar with a keynote address entitled 30 Years at the CGA.  Jack provided a... Read more

Cylinder Ultrasonic Examination

DOT pressure vessels (cylinders) require periodic inspections to evaluate the integrity and safety of each vessel. After years in use, it is important that authorized holders of a Requalification Identification Number (RIN) conduct a thorough examination of each vessel.... Read more

Oxygen Cleaning Services

Risks Associated with Oxygen-Enriched Environments Cleaning for oxygen service, or oxygen cleaning, is the process of contaminant removal from components to be used in oxygen service.  An enriched oxygen environment (defined by OSHA as greater than 23.5% oxygen by... Read more

Fill Pressure in Hydrogen Service

10% Overfill by SP FIBA manufactures 3AA ton containers and 3AAX tubes. By DOT definition, both are cylinders. Both containers are suitable for hydrogen gas service. But, rather than being used for hydrogen, the 3AA tons are generally used... Read more

Requalifying DOT UN & 3-Series Tubes

DOT UN or ISO tubes that are manufactured in accordance with 49 CFR 178.71(j) or ISO 11120 will have a retest cycle of 10-years provided they are carrying Division 2.1 (flammable) or 2.2 (non-flammable) gases (excepting CO2). The retest... Read more

Tube Trailer Acoustic Emission Testing

DOT pressures vessels (tubes) require periodic inspections to evaluate the integrity and safety of each vessel. After years of use over the land and sea, it is important that authorized holders of Requalification Identification Numbers (RIN) conduct a thorough... Read more

Safe Inspection of Pressure Vessels

When is Disassembly Required? Owners and operators of high pressure gas distribution equipment, such as tube trailers and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs), are required to recertify the equipment’s DOT and UN pressure vessels every 5 to 10 years.  Depending... Read more

Building a Virtual Natural Gas Pipeline

FIBA Satisfies the CNG Conversion Needs of Remote Manufacturing Facilities   At businesses worldwide, natural gas continues to make significant inroads as a high-value energy resource for manufacturing and operations processes. Specifically, numerous factors related to natural gas —... Read more

DOT UN Tube Fill Pressure

DOT Regulations – Pressure DOT UN tubes manufactured per DOT regulation and ISO standard 11120 shall be filled in accordance with 49 CFR Section 173.302b(b), which states:  “UN pressure receptacles filling limits.  A UN pressure receptacle is authorized for... Read more