Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene Oxide is exceptionally effective as a sterilant and is one of the leading methods used by the healthcare industry for the sterilization of medical devices. It is used to sterilize a wide range of medical devices because of its versatility and effectiveness in treating a wide variety of materials of construction including metals, plastics, elastomers, without negatively impacting the performance of the device.  

Ethylene Oxide is capable of sterilizing at low temperatures, enabling the sterilization of many plastic, composite, and other temperature-sensitive devices.  Additionally, it penetrates packaging materials and diffuses into the channels and crevices of complicated medical devices, including entire palletized loads of devices, destroying pathogens and assuring sterility of the product.  Ethylene Oxide is also utilized to sterilize, fumigate, and reduce microbial load for a variety of other products including spices and seasonings, cosmetics, aseptic packaging, laboratory materials, pharmaceuticals, artifacts, archival materials, and library objects.

Balchem Performance Gases is a global leader in providing packaged Ethylene Oxide in a variety of containers that meet the needs of our global customers. We ship Ethylene Oxide worldwide in specially-designed reusable drum and cylinder packaging to ensure adherence to the highest safety and quality standards.  Every shipment is monitored and tracked, to ensure safe, dependable and on-time delivery.


Product Resources

Explore our Safety Data Sheets and Product Data Sheets for all of our products available in each world area.

Ethylene Oxide Packaging Availability- Americas

Below is Ethylene Oxide packaging available in the Americas. Please contact us if you have any questions about packaging specifications or availability. 

UN 1A1 Drum (Flat base)

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 61 gal
Ht: 43″,  Dia: 26″
Working Pressure:200 psi
Net Wt: 400 lbs (EO) /380 lbs (PO)
Tare Wt: 270 lbs

UN 1A1 Drum (Pallet Base)

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 61 gal
Ht: 48″,  Dia: 26″
Working Pressure: 200 psi
Net Wt: 400 lbs
Tare Wt: 315 lbs

DOT 4BW260 Cylinder

Material: Carbon Steel
Water Capacity: 29 gal
Ht: 49″,   Dia: 15″
Working Pressure: 260 psi
Net Wt: 175 lbs (EO & PO)
Tare Wt: 80 lbs

DOT SP 12531 & 4884 Cylinder

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 4.1 gal
Ht: 24″,  Dia: 9″
Working Pressure: 240 psi
Net Wt: 20 lbs (EO & PO)
Tare Wt: 21 lbs

DOT 3E1800 Lecture Bottle

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 0.04 gal
Ht: 9″,  Dia: 2″
Working Pressure: 1200 psi
Net Wt: 0.5 lbs
Tare Wt: 2 lbs

Ethylene Oxide Packaging Availability – Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, South America

Below is Ethylene Oxide packaging available in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and South America. Please contact us if you have any questions about packaging specifications or availability. 

05 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 5 Liters
Ht: 580 mm
Dia: 140 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 9 kg

05 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 5 Liters
Ht: 580 mm
Dia: 140 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 9 kg

10 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 10 liters
Ht: 980 mm
Dia: 140 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 17 kg

26,2 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 26,2 liters
Ht: 610 mm
Dia: 300 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 9 kg

50 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 50 liters
Ht: 1660 mm
Dia: 230 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 65 kg

50 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 50 liters
Ht: 1660 mm
Dia: 250 mm
Test Pressure: 250 mm
Tare Wt: 58 kg

16 x 50 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 50 liters
Ht: 1660 mm
Dia: 230 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 65 kg

52 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 52 liters
Ht: 84 cm
Dia: 340 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 12,5 kg

79 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 79 liters
Ht: 1290 mm
Dia: 320 mm
Test Pressure: 30-33 bar
Tare Wt: 35 kg

84 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 84 liters
Ht: 1490 mm
Dia: 310 mm
Test Pressure: 30 bar
Tare Wt: 40 kg

88 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 88 liters
Ht: 1560 mm
Dia: 300 mm
Test Pressure: 33 bar
Tare Wt: 40 kg

126/127 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 126/127 liters
Ht: 1460 mm
Dia: 380 mm
Test Pressure: 28-30-33 bar
Tare Wt: 47 kg

400 L drum stainless steel

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 400 liters
Ht: 1528 mm
Dia: 700 mm
Test Pressure: 15 bar
Tare Wt: 260 kg

440 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 440 liters
Ht: 1300-1400 mm
Dia: 800 mm
Test Pressure: 15-18-22,5-28 bar
Tare Wt: 205 kg

450 Liter spheres – High pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 450 liters
Ht: 1450 mm
Dia: 960 mm
Test Pressure: 250 bar
Tare Wt: 920 kg

495 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 495 liters
Ht: 1545 mm
Dia: 800 mm
Test Pressure: 28 bar
Tare Wt: 322 kg

675 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 675 liters
Ht: 1640 mm
Dia: 1000 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 500 kg

900 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 900 liters
Ht: 2210 mm
Dia: 816 mm
Test Pressure: 18-22-31 bar
Tare Wt: 510 kg

930 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 930 liters
Ht: 2270 mm
Dia: 816 mm
Test Pressure: 28 bar
Tare Wt: 500 kg

995 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 995 liters
Ht: 1730 mm
Dia: 1100 mm
Test Pressure: 22-24 bar
Tare Wt: 580 kg

1000 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 1000 liters
Ht: 2100 mm
Dia: 900 mm
Test Pressure: 24 bar – 35 bar
Tare Wt: 600 kg

1000 Liter spheres – High pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 990-1010 liters
Ht: 1700 mm
Dia: 1300 mm
Test Pressure: 250 bar
Tare Wt: 1000-1475 kg

1000 Liter spheres – High pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 971 liters
Ht: 1705 mm
Dia: 1300 mm
Test Pressure: 150 bar
Tare Wt: 1452 kg

All Performance Gases Package Sizing & Availability

Balchem’s packaging is designed and built to the highest standards to meet all regulatory requirements for the countries and regions we ship. Click below to view the all packaging available in your world region for all of the gases we provide.

Safety & Emergency Information

When using Ethylene Oxide, it is critical to partner with an experienced supplier like Balchem Performance Gases.  For specific information regarding the proper and safe handling of Ethylene Oxide, please click on the applicable link below.

Americas

Chemtrec – 1-800-424-9300

EMEA

BIG – +32 (0) 14 58 45 45

Asia Pacific

CARECHEM 24  +61280144558

The information presented here is for information only. It does not constitute legal or regulatory advice and is not a substitute for legally required training and procedures for the handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials and other chemicals. Product users are responsible for compliance with all applicable local regulations. Our provision of the foregoing information does not diminish product users’ responsibility and does not give rise to any legal obligation or liability for Balchem Corporation.