Last held in 2018, the Acetylene/Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Seminar provides a platform for discussion on issues and topics relating to the manufacturing, as well as handling of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and acetylene equipment. This popular event is ideal for anyone involved in the production, handling, distribution, and use of LPG and acetylene gas related equipment.
At the event, attendees will get a chance to review and express their thoughts on the following topics:
- Carbide/lime handling and hazards;
- AC/LPG cylinders and valves;
- Handling acetylene and LPG cylinders in a fire;
- Grounding and bonding; and
- Mechanical integrity of piping and pressure vessels.
Attendees will also get an opportunity to visit the manufacturing facility of RegO Products in Elon, NC.
- Early Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: EXTENDED: May 19, 2023
- Online Registration Closes: May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
Registration is now open for CGA and GAWDA’s Acetylene/LPG Safety Seminar.
Who should participate in the seminar?
Registration for this seminar is open to CGA members, GAWDA Subscription program participants, and members of CGA affiliated/partner organizations.
Registration fees are per person, in U.S. dollars. The early registration fee for attendees applies for all registrations received through May 19, 2023; all registrations received on or after this date will be charged the regular registration fee. Payment must accompany your registration. Registrations will not be processed or confirmed until payment is received. Only individuals who have received a confirmation may participate in the seminar.
|Registration Fees||Early (MAY 19)||Regular|
|Affiliated association members||$1,145.00||$1,245.00|
*GAWDA Distributor Members who are participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program
Note: Seminar presenters will be sent registration instructions separately.
How to Register
To begin your online registration for the 2023 CGA & GAWDA Acetylene/LPG Safety Seminar, click this link: Register Now
Be sure to complete the online registration process to the end.
Please note that early in the online registration process, you will be asked to indicate whether you are registering as a CGA member, GAWDA member, or a member of an affiliated association.
If paying by credit card, registration fees must be paid online, in full, at time of registration.
Registrants may also opt to pay registration fees by wire transfer. If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please first complete your full registration using our online system, then indicate that you wish to pay by wire transfer. Once you have completed your registration, you will be given the opportunity to print your receipt. To pay by wire transfer, contact CGA for instructions.
Everyone participating in the seminar must register for the meeting and pay any applicable fees.
All registration cancellations, changes, and requests for refunds must be submitted to Jana Hollis by May 31, 2023. Refunds are subject to a $50 (USD) processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline for any reason. Refunds are processed after the seminar.
Substitutions must be submitted in writing to Jana Hollis before May 31, 2023. You may transfer your full registration to another employee of your organization, provided you notify CGA in writing in advance. Substitutions are only allowed for the full seminar and are not allowed on a daily basis.
Email Jana Hollis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (703) 788-2700.
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
The CGA group rate for this event is $167, plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.75%.
Make your reservations on-line https://book.passkey.com/e/50517246_CGAAcetyleneLPGSem. Be sure to state that you are attending the 2023 CGA Acetylene & Liquefied Petroleum Gas (AC/LPG) Safety Seminar to receive the CGA group rate.
Reservations must be received on or before May 15, 2023. After this date the hotel will accept reservations at the hotel’s prevailing rate on a space available basis. Please note: After May 15, we cannot guarantee there will be rooms available.
Reservations must be guaranteed with a valid major credit card or accompanied by a deposit equal to the first night’s room and taxes. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 48-hours prior to arrival will be subject to one-night room and tax cancellation fee.
- Complimentary guestroom wi-fi
- Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm
- Smoke free property
- Mini-fridge and coffee machine in rooms
- Indoor heated and outdoor pools
- Complimentary use of 24 hr Sheraton Fitness Health Club by Registered Guests
- Complimentary on-site parking
The hotel is located approximately 15 minutes (13 miles) from the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) or about an hour from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons is convenient to local and interstate highways 40, 73, 74, 77, and 85. Shuttle services are not provided by the hotel.
For additional information, please visit the hotel’s website.
Schedule outline for the Acetylene/LPG Seminar. All times and presentations subject to change. Please note, for CGA Members, the Acetylene committee is scheduled to meet Monday, June 12 from 1:00-4:30PM and the LPG Committee will meet from 9:00AM-12:00PM Thursday, June 15.
Monday, June 12
1:00 PM-4:30 PM Acetylene Committee Meeting
5:00 PM-5:30 PM CGA Young & Emerging Professionals Reception
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 13
7:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Keynote and General Session Presentations
- Opening Keynote: “Future of Acetylene”
- Nelson Moreira, VP, Operations, Safety and Quality, Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc.
- General Session Topics
- The History of Acetylene
- Carbide Safety
- Hopper Fires
- Carbide (User End)
- Lime Slurry Handling
- Shipping & Fleet Safety
- Grounding and Bonding
- Closing Keynote: “Supply Chain Effects on the Industry”
- Chad Thomas, RegO
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Reception
Wednesday, June 14
7:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM-12:00 PM RegO Products Tour
1:00 PM-5:00 PM General Session Presentations
- Fireside Chat with Industry Legends
- Jack Butler, Butler Gas Products
- Rich Craig, CGA
- George Houghton, Carbide Industries
- Mike Feior, Butler Gas Products
- General Session Topics
- Incident Presentations
- Mechanical Integrity Acetylene and Propane Cylinder Recycling
Thursday, June 15
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Liquefied Petroleum Gases Committee meeting
What to Wear
The dress code for CGA meetings is business casual, coat and tie are optional.
Indoor meetings and events will be in air-conditioned meeting space, so it is recommended that you bring a jacket or sweater.
Temperatures in the Greensboro area in June average from a high of 85 degrees to a low of 65 degrees.
Things to Do In/Near Greensboro
With a great selection of 135 attractions, the fun never ends in Greensboro! Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, Greensboro is the perfect place to relax and be immersed in entertainment. Play in the center of it all! Dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants. To learn more visit: https://www.visitgreensboronc.com/things-to-do/
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons is adjacent to Four Seasons Town Center which is a 3-story indoor mall with dozens of popular chain stores, a food court & a bowling/ amusement center.
A limited number of sponsorships are available for this event. By helping to underwrite program costs, sponsoring companies demonstrate their commitment to industry safety, while enabling CGA to make this invaluable programming available to a wide audience.
Event sponsorships will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available only to CGA member companies. To learn more about Seminar Sponsorships please see our Seminar Sponsor PDF.
To learn more contact Paul Pflieger, CGA’s Director of Marketing and Communications.
RegO Products, a North Carolina-based company with 100+ years of advanced manufacturing technologies, innovative product development and global sales network capabilities, is excited to host attendees for a facility tour!
The tour will take place Wednesday from 8:00AM – 12:00PM and transportation will be provided from the hotel.
RegO manufactures a complete line of expertly designed, long-lasting gas flow and control solutions that are 100% tested and backed by the industry’s best technical and sales support. They design and test our products in the U.S.A. for supply around the world with regional customization.