Safety for our customers
With many gas applications, it is very important for users of Messer gases that the integrity of the gas contents is guaranteed. This particularly applies to customers in the medical and food sectors. Messer uses a filling seal on the MegaPack bundle. Moreover, the Messer ValveGuard VG1 is approved for cylinders up to 45 kilograms, equating to a capacity of 20 litres.
After filling, the seal is simply clipped into the fastened position within a matter of seconds, after which it has to be ripped off in order to connect a consumption appliance. If the seal is intact, this means that the cylinder contains the original Messer-quality filling. In addition, the ValveGuard features a moulded grip that facilitates convenient transportation of the small cylinders.
The gases industry must comply with European regulations on chemicals. The CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) is based on the Globally Harmonized System (GLS) set up by the United Nations and deals with the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals.
According to this CLP Regulation and other transport guidelines, cylinders and bundles for pure gases and gas mixtures must have special labels affixed to them. Messer has been using CLP for pure gases since December 2010. According to EU stipulation, compliance with the regulation will also become mandatory for gas mixtures from the end of May 2015 at the latest. A working group at Messer is responsible for consistent implementation of the regulation, with preparations having begun in 2014.