EN 1089-3:2011

Transportable gas cylinders - Gas cylinder identification (excluding LPG) - Part 3: Colour coding

Publication date:   Jan 18, 2012

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Sep 6, 2022


CEN/TC 23 Transportable gas cylinders

European Norm

01.070   Colour coding | 23.020.35   Gas cylinders



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This European Standard specifies a colour coding system for the secondary method of identification of the contents of gas cylinders for industrial gases, breathing gas application and gases for medical use with particular reference to the properties of the gas or gas mixture.
This European Standard does not apply to cylinders containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), to refrigerant gases, to portable fire extinguishers or stationary cylinder extinguishing. Cylinder bundles are not covered in this document, for bundle identification see ISO 10961.
NOTE LPG includes substances carried under the UN number 1965 "Hydrocarbon gas mixture, liquefied, N.O.S."

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of the dangerous goods

Life cycle


EN 1089-3:2004


EN 1089-3:2011
90.93 Standard confirmed
Sep 6, 2022