International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

CGA participates in the U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and serves as an ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG Administrator.

U.S. positions developed by ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAGs shall be developed in accordance with applicable antitrust and competition laws, and meetings amongst competitors to develop U.S. positions are to be conducted in accordance with these laws.

U.S. TAG Membership

"Membership shall be open to all U.S. national interested parties who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by the activity of the U.S. TAG, after being informed concerning U.S. TAG working procedures and scope of activities." U.S. TAG member responsibilities include providing comments and input to formulate a consensus U.S. position on draft standards, agenda items, and work items.

As an American National Standards Institute, ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG Administrator, CGA follows the:

CGA Administered U.S. TAGs

ISO/TC 58, Gas cylinders
SCOPE: Standardization of gas cylinders and other pressure receptacles, their fittings and characteristics relating to their manufacture and use. The scope includes all types of transportable pressure receptacles for gas, provided they are not tanks, cryogenic containers (covered by ISO/TC 220, Cryogenic vessels) or aerosol containers. (The primary responsibility of TC 58 is administrative oversight for the subcommittees.)

Secretariat: BSI, British Standards Institute (Chairman: Warren Hepples; Secretary: Jake Lake)
U.S. TAG Chair, Norman Newhouse, Hexagon Lincoln, Inc.
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson, CGA
Next meeting ISO/TC 58: TBD

ISO/TC 58/SC 2, Cylinder fittings
SCOPE: Developing international standards for gas cylinder valves and other accessories related to manufacture and use of gas cylinders.
 
Secretariat: AFNOR (Chair: Olivier Beuneken; Secretary: Laurie Jardel)
U.S. TAG Chair, Daniel Bartel, Airgas Specialty Gas
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson, CGA
Next meeting ISO/TC 58/SC 2: Week of 8 October 2018; Bangkok, Thailand

ISO/TC 58/SC 3, Cylinder design
SCOPE: Developing international design standards for transportable pressurized gas cylinders of seamless and welded metallic materials, and composite materials.

Secretariat: BSI (Chair: Simon Davies; Secretary: Stephen Read)
U.S. TAG Chair, Norman Newhouse, Hexagon Lincoln, Inc.
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson , CGA
Next meeting ISO/TC 58/SC 3: Week of 22 October 2018; Paris, France

ISO/TC 58/SC 4, Operational requirements for gas cylinders
SCOPE: Developing international standards for operational requirements for gas cylinders.

Secretariat: ANSI/CGA (Chair: Rich Craig; Secretary: Jill Thompson)
U.S. TAG Chair, Sally Mitchell, Norris Cylinder Company
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson, CGA
Next meeting ISO/TC 58/SC 4: Webconference: 2 Oct 2018; Face-to-face: Week of 11 February 2019; Milan, Italy

ISO/TC 197, Hydrogen technologies
SCOPE: Standardization in the field of systems and devices for the production, storage, transport, measurement and use of hydrogen.

Secretariat: Standards Council of Canada (Chairman: Andrei Tchouvelev; Secretary: TBD)
U.S. TAG Chair, Glenn Scheffler, Consultant, GWS Solutions
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson, CGA
Next ISO/TC 197 meeting: Week of 3 December 2018; Vancouver, British Columbia

ISO/TC 220, Cryogenic vessels
SCOPE: Standardization in the field of insulated vessels (vacuum or non-vacuum) for the storage and the transport of refrigerated liquefied gases of class 2 of "Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods--Model regulations--10th revised edition of the UN," in particular concerning the design of the vessels and their safety accessories, gas/materials compatibility, insulation performance, the operational requirements of the equipment and accessories.

Secretariat: AFNOR (Chair: Arnaud Roussel; Secretary, Laurie Jardel)
U.S. TAG Chair, TBD
U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson, CGA
Next ISO/TC 220 meeting: Week of June 4, 2018; Paris, France

Open U.S. TAG Ballot Items

A list of open U.S. TAG Ballot Items can be downloaded here.

For More Information

For more information, contact U.S. TAG Administrator, Jill Thompson at jthompson@cganet.com or 703-788-2720.