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Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen
Course Description:

We are pleased to offer you this practical workshop. The workshop will give you the opportunity to watch and learn how to decant liquid nitrogen safely. Please note, due to the amended safety measures now in place, due to Covid-19, there will not be a practical session for the learners; it will be show and tell practical run by the trainers of BOC Team.

Learners must bring and wear the appropriate PPE personal protective equipment - this includes lab coats, closed shoes, visor, a face covering mask and closed safety shoes.


You must have successfully completed the eLearning course Using Liquid Nitrogen Safely Within Universities. Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk for details on how to access this eLearning course.


This course gives practical safety awareness of working with liquid nitrogen and includes a demonstration on how to safely decant liquid nitrogen from a pressurised vessel into a dewar.

  • Pipework identification and safe operation of vessels
  • Risk assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe procedures for filling and use of liquid nitrogen in open dewars and flasks
  • Demonstration of practical decanting of liquid nitrogen
  • Safe use of liquid nitrogen in dewars and flasks

Intended Audience:
All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with liquid nitrogen
Target Audience: All
27/10/2022 - 27/10/2022  (Enrol between 26/09/2022 and 25/10/2022) Enrol

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