CGA Technical Webinar:

Specialty Gases 101: What Are They & How Can They Be Safely Used?

Thursday, December 3, 2020

2:00 – 3:00PM Eastern

(11AM Pacific; 12PM Mountain; 1PM Central)

(part of the CGAConnect 2020 family of online events)

Presented by:
Jerry Sameth, Technical Manager, Compressed Gas Association


November 6, 2020

Specialty gases are widely used in the analytical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries.

The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) first coined the use of the term, “specialty gas,” in the early 1960s in reference to gases of high purity – those with a minimum purity of 99.995%. These gases include rare gases such as krypton, gases and mixtures used for analytical purposes such as calibration, and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • What is a specialty gas?
  • What differentiates a specialty gas from an industrial gas?
  • What are types of specialty gases?
  • How can CGA publications assist in the classification and handling of specialty gases?

Regardless of your background (some or no experience with specialty gases) this webinar will help you advance your knowledge of this important topic.

All employees who work for CGA member companies may participate in this webinar for free (see pricing details at the bottom of this page).

Audience level:

  • Non-technical, entry-level (little to no knowledge of the topic is required)
  • Intermediate (basic knowledge and understanding of the topic)

The 45 minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the audience, so come prepared with your questions.

About Our Speaker: Jerrold D. (Jerry) Sameth

At CGA, Jerry Sameth provides technical management of standing technical committees covering specialty gases, compressed gas cylinders, cylinder valves, industrial gas apparatus, environmental issues, and bulk distribution of compressed gases.

Before joining the Compressed Gas Association staff in 2013, Jerry had over 30 years of experience working at Matheson, where he managed the technical aspects of cylinders and valves.

He has been active in CGA since 1984, and has served as Chair of several committees.

Jerry holds a BE in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York.

Webinar Fee

$0        Employees of CGA member companies

$49      Non-member price, per person