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18 April 2019


Oxygen is an important component in the steelmaking process and bulk quantities are either stored or delivered via a pipeline system. UK Steel has collaborated with the British compressed Gas Association to produce a guidance note on The Safe Use of Gases in the Steel Industry.


This document is intended for use in conjunction with current guidance and information produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), other related bodies and trade associations. It provides advice on safe and appropriate storage, handling, use and gas quality, as well as appropriate ancillary equipment. It includes the design and maintenance of pipelines, pipework and equipment.


It is the first of three documents. A Code of Practice for Design, Installation & Maintenance of Oxygen Pipework Systems is already available with a third document on the Operation and Maintenance of Works Oxygen Systems available soon.

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Guidance / UK Steel products / Steel / Publication