ISO 25760:2009 is intended for suppliers, operators in testing facilities, operators performing cylinder maintenance and any person authorized to remove valves from gas cylinders. It details procedures for the safe removal of valves from cylinders and includes techniques for the identification of inoperable valves.
Only the risks due to gas and gas mixtures under pressure are addressed; other technical issues relating to the removal of a valve from a cylinder are not covered.
Some specialized equipment and procedures are in use in parts of the gas industry to safely remove cylinder valves from low pressure gas cylinders while under pressure, e.g. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); these techniques are not included in ISO 25760:2009.