Cryocare Cryogenic Vessel Maintenance

Cryocare is a maintenance solution specially developed for owners of small-to-medium vessels

A collection of cryogenic storage vessels

Cryocare Maintenance Solution

Cryocare is a maintenance solution specially developed by BOC for owners of small-to-medium vessels (up to and including 500 litres). It is managed by your local Cryospeed Sales and Service Operator and will ensure your vessel is compliant with current legislation. 

BOC's Cryocare package includes:

  • Annual Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) inspection
  • Inspections in line with the Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) at the interval specified by the WSE.

What’s involved in your annual PPM inspection?

Your local Cryospeed Sales and Service Operator will plan and carry out a full audit of your pressurised vessel, supplying and itting any replacement parts as set out in the maintenance scheme.

This includes checking vessel safety devices and labelling, recording and repairing any defects to ensure the vessel is in safe and good working order and compliant with current legislation.

What’s involved in the inspection in line with the Written Scheme of Examination (WSE)?

At the designated interval your local Cryospeed Sales and Service Operator will carry out an examination in line with the WSE for that particular vessel. This includes replacing the vessel pressure relief valves and carrying out all the essential checks included in the annual inspection, again recording and repairing any defects.

Once an inspection audit is complete and remedial work carried out, you will receive all the necessary documentation and certificates for your records, giving you the peace of mind that your legal requirements have been met.


What are the regulations & requirements?

Regulations

The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 cover any system containing the following: 

  • gas or liquid above 0.5 bar gauge
  • any liquid with a vapour pressure of 0.5 bar gauge or greater at either its working temperature or 17.5ºC.

This includes most cryogenic vessels.

Requirements

The regulations require the users of pressure systems, including cryogenic vessels and associated pipework, to:  

  • establish safe operating limits
  • have a suitable, written scheme, certified by a competent person, for the regular examination of most pressure vessels, all safety devices and any pipework
  • provide adequate operating instructions to ensure the safe operation of the system
  • provide adequate emergency instructions
  • ensure that the system is properly maintained
  • keep adequate records of the most recent examination and any manufacturer's records supplied with the new system for the designated period, in line with the regulations.

Owning v Renting your vessel

If you rent a vessel from BOC

If you rent a pressurised cryogenic vessel from BOC, you can relax. All required maintenance is included in the rental agreement, at no additional cost. We ensure the vessel is always in a safe, working condition. BOC will carry out the required Planned Preventative Maintenance inspections in accordance with the Written Scheme of Examination for that particular vessel, including the fitting of any replacement parts.

If you own your vessel

If you own your cryogenic vessel you must ensure that Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 are complied with and that the vessel is managed by a competent person. You can do it yourself ... or BOC can do it for you with one of two maintenance packages:  

  • Cryocare - for pressure vessels up to and including 500 litres capacity
  • ONSTREAM - for pressure vessels over 500 litres and pipework systems.