On the eve of gasworld magazine’s annual Packaged Gases Issue, Tekno Valves’ Rohit Behani describes the dawn of a new cylinder valve standard that could be about to disrupt India’s own packaged gases business, exclusively for gasworld Asia-Pacific.
Here’s what he had to say…
What were the odds that a routine BIS meeting 10 years ago, held in ‘God’s Own Country’ amidst serene backwaters, would revolutionise cylinder valves designs in India?
On 11th January 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published the long overdue and much-awaited fourth revision of IS 3224 – Valve for Compressed Gas Cylinders excluding LPG cylinders – Specification, dealing with design requirements, type testing and production testing of gas cylinder valves.
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