CGA Public Comment Period Now Open: CGA P-18, Standard for Bulk Inert Gas Systems (revision of ANSI/CGA P-18-2013)

June 25, 2020

Per CGA ANSI Procedures, this announcement is being made to provide notification of the availability of CGA P-18, Standard for Bulk Inert Gas Systems (an American National Standard), for public review and comment.

This standard contains minimum requirements for locating/siting, selecting equipment, installing, starting up, maintaining, and removing bulk inert gas supply systems.

Two types of bulk inert gas supply systems are covered in this standard: liquid and gaseous. This standard applies to inert gas supply systems containing any of the following equipment. Not all inert gas systems include all the equipment listed. Inert gas supply systems include: cryogenic storage tank; gas storage vessels (receivers); vaporizers; valves including manual and automatic shutoff valves and check valves; pressure control equipment including regulators and control valves; piping (pipe and tubing); cryogenic pumps; snubbers and pulsation dampeners; and monitoring and control systems including electrical and instrumentation. The bulk inert supply system terminates at the source valve where the gas or liquid supply first enters the supply line.

For more information on how to obtain a copy of CGA P-18 or submit comments about the publication, contact Kristy Mastromichalis, CGA Committee Project Manager, at 703-788-2728.

COMMENTS DUE: August 18, 2020