Tube Trailer Filling Stations

When planning for the installation of a tube trailer filling station, one must firstly consider training and safety!  The first place for any company to start is with their bulk gas supplier (e.g. Airgas, Air Products, Linde, etc.).  These companies have a large staff to handle such questions and provide this sort of assistance.  For example, Airgas has SAFECOR.  Following conversation with a major supplier, I strongly suggest that a start-up company or distributorship join the Compressed Gas Association and GAWDA.  These organizations provide a staff to answer questions and the CGA publishes standards, safety bulletins, training documents, etc., which are available free to members.  GAWDA provides access to peers doing the same activities.  Following this, there is HAZMAT training information available on the DOT website.  I’ve provided below some links to these organizations and suggested reading.

DOT Regulations – Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

DOT – http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat

DOT Training – https://hazmatonline.phmsa.dot.gov/services/Pub_Free.aspx;

http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/training-outreach

CGA – http://www.cganet.com/

GAWDA – http://www.gawda.org/

GAWDA WIKI – http://www.gawdawiki.org/

If CGA membership is not an option, CGA Pamphlets are available for purchase.  I suggest starting with the following: CGA Handbook of Compressed Gases and the CGA Documents Listed Below.

ID Title
 C-6 Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders
 C-10 Recommended Procedures for Changes of Gas Service for Compressed Gas Cylinders
 G-5 Hydrogen
 G-5.3 Commodity Specification for Hydrogen
 G-5.4 Standard for Hydrogen Piping Systems at Consumer Locations
 G-5.5 Hydrogen Vent Systems Reaffirmed 2007
 G-5.6 Hydrogen Pipeline Systems (EIGA Doc 121/04)
 G-5.8 High Pressure Hydrogen Piping Systems at Consumer Locations
 H-5 Installation Standards for Bulk Hydrogen Supply Systems
 P-1 Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers
 P-24 Guide to the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets
 P-28 Risk Management Plan Guidance Document for Bulk Liquid Hydrogen Systems
 P-36 The Safe Preparation of Gas Mixtures (EIGA Doc 39/01) Reaffirmed 2007
 P-38 Guidelines for Devalving Cylinders
 P-51 Transportation Security Standard for the Compressed Gas Industry
 S-1.1 Pressure Relief Device Standards-Part 1-Cylinders for Compressed Gases
 S-1.3 Pressure Relief Device Standards-Part 3-Stationary Storage Containers for Compressed Gases
 S-7 Method for Selecting Pressure Relief Devices for Compressed Gas Mixtures in Cylinders
 V-1 Standard for Compressed Gas Cylinder Valve Outlet and Inlet ConnectionsIncludes: Amendment 1 as of 3/3/06  & Amendment 2 as of 9/29/09
 V-9 Compressed Gas Association Standard for Compressed Gas Cylinder Valves
 V-10 High Pressure Gas Trailer Connections
 AV-1 Safe Handling and Storage of Compressed Gases  Revision Sheet 2004

Chris Adams has been employed by FIBA Technologies, Inc. since 1981 and held a variety of positions throughout those years ranging from Assembler to Production Planner. Positions have been with numerous departments, including production, production planning, regulatory affairs, marketing, customer service, and logistics. His involvement with these departments and membership in the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has allowed him to have a broad view of the industry.

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Posted by at June 7, 2012
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