04 Doc 123/21 - Code of Practice - Acetylene
(revision of Doc 123/13) The EIGA Acetylene Code of Practice covers the basic requirements for the safe design and maintenance of acetylene plants as well as customer installations.
The purpose of the publication is to provide a comprehensive guide to acetylene that can be used with other documents such as European Standards, company standards and equipment instructions to assist those involved with all aspects of acetylene.
The previous publication had become very large and for the review of it, it will be split in separate publications on different topics. Step by step parts will be taken out, reviewed and published. The final review of this document will be done once all other sub publications are finalised.05
Doc 170/21 – Safe Design and Operation of Cryogenic Enclosures
(Harmonised publicatio, revision of Doc 170/17) Cryogenic processes often operate inside enclosures that insulate the process equipment and interconnecting piping from ambient air and temperature.
This prevents many problems, including excessive heat leak into the process and water freezing around the equipment. In many cases, the enclosure is purged with a dry gas to prevent ambient air from entering the enclosure and creating hazardous mixtures. Cryogenic enclosures can create potential process safety hazards.
This publication identifies the general hazards, and provides guidance to reduce their frequency and consequences.
It provides safety guidance and addresses design and operating practices only as they affect safety and addresses both cryogenic ASU and HYCO processes.06
Doc 905/21 – EIGA Statutes and Internal Rules
(EIGA Members' area - Revision of Doc 905/17)
The statutes have been revised by EIGA and by external legal counsel to ensure compliance with the latest changes in Belgium legislation. Three types of changes have been applied:
Recent changes to the Belgium legal code on associations.
Belgium based EIGA aisbl, has been subject to the corresponding Belgian law of 27 June 1921. This ancient law was recently reviewed.
The EIGA statutes require small alignment with the new Code for Companies and Associations.
Translation inconsistencies between the (official) French version and the English version.
By law, the French version prevails over the English version that is typically used in EIGA.
We identified some minor differences between the official French version and the English version. The English version was fully aligned with the official French version (differences are marked in red print for your easy reference).
The address change.
Finally, the move of EIGA to the new offices requires an official address change, including in the statutes.
Hence, the address was adapted in the first article of our statutes.
All proposed changes are administrative in nature.
The revised EIGA Statutes and Internal Rules were approved during the EIGA Annual General Meeting on 4 June 2021