Three new technical guidelines produced and 13 updated over past year


Over the past year, Euro Chlor’s General Technical Committee (GTC), in cooperation with its sub-Working Groups for Safety & Transport (GEST) and Equipment, have updated 13 technical recommendations and published three new documents as follows:

Three new guidelines

  • GEST 17/492 – Specifications and approval procedure for valves to be used in liquid chlorine or dry chlorine gas
  • GEST 17/490 – Safety on hydrogen in Chlorine
  • GEST 18/494 – Safe loading and unloading of Chlor-Alkali related chemicals

13 updated guidelines

  • 08/360 - Design and Operation of Chlorine Liquefaction Units
  • 10/361 - Dry Chlorine Gas Compressors
  • 12/406 - Best Practices in the Production and Handling of Caustic
  • 73/17   - Storage of Liquid Chlorine
  • 75/43   - Flexible Steel Pipes and Flexible Monel and Hastelloy Hoses for the Transfer of Dry Gaseous or Liquid Chlorine
  • 75/47   - Design and Operation of Chlorine Vaporisers
  • 76/52   - Equipment for the Treatment of Gaseous Effluents Containing Chlorine
  • 76/55   - Maximum Levels of Nitrogen Trichloride in Liquid Chlorine
  • 87/133 - Overpressure Relief of Liquid Chlorine Installations
  • 92/171 - Personal Protective Equipment in the Chlorine Industry
  • 94/206 - Safe Use of Chlorine from Drums and Cylinders
  • 94/216 - Gaskets selection for the use in Liquid Chlorine and Dry or Wet Chlorine Gas Service"
  • 96/218 - Safe Use of Sodium Hypochlorite at Swimming Pools

The average document age is now only 1.4 years. Still to come in 2019 are two new documents and eight further updates. Click here to search for and order all our technical documentation, including the new ones mentioned above. For more details, contact Ton Manders, Euro Chlor Technical & Safety Director at