The Storage and Handling of Liquefied Chlorine Gas standard AS2927 has recently undergone a revision by Standards Australia in consultation with industry users of chlorine, emergency services and regulators. This standard was released on the 20th of December 2019.


The previous revision of this standard was reviewed and released in 2001. Since that time there have been a number of changes to equipment available and used in chlorine installations, and other changes in industry relevant to the operation of chlorine installations. The updated standard incorporates these changes to ensure ongoing relevance and improved safe handling of chlorine gas.

Some of the changes include:

  • How separation distances are calculated,
  • Mandatory safety equipment,
  • Storage and handling requirements,
  • Changes for public swimming pools.

How Ixom can help you

As a chlorine expert with decades of experience in handling chlorine gas and key partner in the development of the 2019 standard, Ixom can assist with the implementation of the 2019 standard at your facility with the following resources:

  • Audits,
  • Training,
  • Emergency Response Plans,
  • Emergency Exercises,
  • Risk Assessments,
  • Safety Equipment.

Ixom will also be running a webinar series to provide more details on how this change impacts you.

Find out more about what it means for you

Ixom recommends that all customers review the updated standard and assess how it may impact your installation.  Ixom has a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist you with managing the change.

Contact Ixom's Chlorine Management Team on: 

Phone: 1300 550 036