Disguised transportable gas cylinders

IMCA has been passed a copy of the attached safety alert issued by the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA). A number of recent incidents have been reported in various locations around the world where gas cylinders have been tampered with and deliberately disguised. A number of these have been where acetylene cylinders have been marked as oxygen cylinders, including replacement of the cylinder valve. The EIGA alert sets out a number of ways of spotting modified cylinders, which should be brought to the attention of anyone dealing with them.