Registration Now Open!

Early Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 20, 2022

On October 18-19, 2022, our longest running seminar – first held in 1962 – returns as an in-person event hosted by CGA in McLean, Virginia.

Since CGA’s founding in 1913, it has been our mission to promote ever improving safe, secure, and environmentally responsible manufacture, transportation, storage, transfilling, and disposal of industrial, medical, and food gases and their containers. Consistent with that mission, CGA is proud to present the 2022 Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities Seminar.

Open to CGA members and members of affiliated associations, this seminar focuses on improving the safe operation of air separation facilities and processes. Industry experts will present, sharing insights on a range of topics. See the topics listed in the Event Schedule.

Who Should Participate?

Plant managers, designers, engineers, operators, safety personnel, and anyone who interacts with air separation operations and processes.

We hope you’ll join us for this event, which has long played a crucial role in advancing safety in our industry.

Use the expanding menus below to view the full meeting program as well as all details on how to register for the meeting and make hotel reservations. This page will be updated as event details change, so be sure to refresh your browser to see the latest information.

Safety & Reliability Seminar Sponsorship Program

A limited number of sponsorships will be made 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 wider audience.

Event sponsorships will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available only to CGA member companies. To learn more contact Paul Pflieger, CGA’s Director of Marketing and Communications.


Registration is now open for the 2022 CGA Safety and Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities Seminar.

This seminar focuses on improving the safe operation of air separation facilities and processes, presented by industry experts from around the world.

Who should participate in the seminar?

Plant managers, designers, engineers, operators, safety personnel, and anyone who interacts with air separation operations and processes.

Registration for this seminar is open to CGA members and members of the following affiliated organizations:

  • All India Industrial Gases Manufacturers Association
  • Asia Industrial Gases Association
  • Australia New Zealand Industrial Gas Association
  • British Compressed Gases Association
  • Canadian Propane Association
  • European Cylinder Makers Association
  • European Industrial Gases Association
  • Fire Suppression Systems Association
  • Gases and Welding Distributors Association
  • Industriegaseverband e.V.
  • International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association
  • International Oxygen Manufacturers Association
  • Japan Industrial and Medical Gases Association
  • National Propane Gas Association
  • Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association

Everyone participating in the CGA 2022 Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities Seminar must register for the meeting and pay any applicable fees. Attendees must agree to CGA’s Policy for In-Person Meetings (as of 27 Jul 2022) and the Event Attendee Waiver And Release Regarding COVID-19 when registering.

Please review all the meeting and registration information provided here on this webpage prior to completing your registration.

Key Dates

  • Early Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 20, 2022
  • Online Registration Closes: October 4, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
  • Cancellation/Changes Deadline: October 4, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)

Register Online Today: Click Here for 2022 CGA Safety & Reliability Seminar Registration

Registration Fees

Registration fees are per person, in U.S. dollars. The early registration fee for attendees applies for all registrations received through September 20, 2022; all registrations received on or after this date will be charged the regular registration fee.

Registration FeesEarlyRegular
CGA members$695$795
Affiliated association members$795$895

Note: Seminar presenters will be sent registration instructions separately.

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.

How to Register

To begin your online registration for the 2022 CGA Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities 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 or a member of an affiliated association. Registrants must agree to CGA’s Policy for In-Person Meetings (as of 27 Jul 2022) and the Event Attendee Waiver And Release Regarding COVID-19 to attend in-person.

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, Cvent, 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.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

All registration cancellations, changes, and requests for refunds must be submitted to Jana Hollis using the form below by October 4, 2022. 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 October 4, 2022 (use the form below to send Jana an email). 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.


If you have any questions about your registration, send an email to Jana Hollis by completing the form below and clicking “Submit.” All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Alternatively, you may call Jana at +1-703-788-2746 for assistance.

Hotel Information and Reservations

DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
Telephone: 1-703-893-2100

Located within a half-mile of Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria, and direct metro links to Washington DC, the DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons is convenient to both Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD; 13 miles) and Reagan National Airport (DCA; 15 miles, metro access available). It is also located less than a mile from the CGA office.

The CGA group rate is $179.00 single or double, and is subject to applicable taxes, currently approximately 13%, subject to change. The CGA group rate includes discounted self parking, basic internet access in all guest rooms, and group rate available three days pre/post seminar.

Hotel Reservations due Friday, September 20, 2022 to receive the CGA rate.

Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and are subject to prevailing room rates.

Reservation Instructions

Make your reservation online by clicking the hotel’s reservation web link for the 2022 CGA Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment & Facilities Seminar, or call the hotel’s reservations line at 1-855-447-5630. When you call, be sure to reference Group Code “SFI” to receive the Compressed Gas Association group rate.

Please Note: Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of reservation.

Reservations can be held until 6pm on the check-in day, or guaranteed with a credit card for late arrival. Free cancellation before 6:00 PM local hotel time on 17 Oct 2022.

A $50 early checkout fee will be assessed to any guest who departs prior to the date confirmed at check-in. The fee will be automatically posted to the guest folio, on or after departure. This fee will only be waived if notice provided at or prior to guest’s check-in.

Please Note: CGA has contracted with the meeting hotel to set aside a block of rooms at this rate for meeting registrants. The Association is contractually obligated to fill this room block and may be exposed to significant financial liability should our members fail to support this room block. We appreciate members choosing to stay at the Seminar host hotel. CGA cannot guarantee that rooms will be available after the deadline or once the room block is full.

Hotel Overview

  • Check in: 4:00 PM; check out: 12:00 PM
  • Self parking is discounted to $5, plus tax each night (valet parking is not available at the hotel)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • On-site restaurant open daily 4-11:00PM
  • All hotel rates and prices quoted on this page are in United States dollars (USD)

Seminar Program

Meeting schedule and program as of August 25, 2022; subject to change. Be sure to hit the refresh button on your internet browser to see the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00AM-5:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations

Fires in Instrument Air and Small Process Air Compressors

Patrick Smith, Air Product and Chemicals

Fire in Reciprocating LOX Pump for Cylinder Filling

Matthew I. Barausky, Air Products and Chemicals

External Transformer Explosion and Fire Incident Next to a GOX Buffer

Florent Le Clainche, L’Air Liquide S.A.

Acoustic Imager for Leak Detection Throughout Plant

Amy Auker, Matheson

Oxygen Fire in a Vacuum Insulated Piping Line

James E. White, Linde PLC

ASU Inlet Air Cold Embrittlement Incident Due to Backflow

David Parsnick, Linde PLC

LOX Carryover to Warm End of Exchanger of an ASU

Adam Histed, Airgas Merchant Gas, an Air Liquide Company

12:05PM-1:20PM – Lunch
PPU Failures and Repairs

David Calvert, Messer North America

Identifying an Incidents Root Causes

Juliana Schmitz, Linde PLC

Safeguard Validation Using the Bowtie Analysis

Al Perez, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Review of Field Data from Hydrogen Vent Stack Flame Profile

Thomas K. Drube, Chart Industries

Incident and Good Practice Sharing of LOX System

Olivier Ettighoffer, L’Air Liquide S.A.

May-Yee Wendy Yip, Air Liquide

5:30PM-6:00PM – CGA Young & Emerging Professionals Reception

Open to all CGA members aged 45 or younger OR new to role in the industry

6:00PM-7:00PM – Seminar Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

8:00AM-12:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations

Update on CGA’s Hydrogen Initiative

Richard A. Craig, Compressed Gas Association

Panel Discussion – ASU Coldbox Management

Anthony Pancerella, Air Products and Chemicals

David Parsnick, Linde PLC

Dr. John Somavarapu, Air Liquide

Walt Mishkovsky, Messer North America

Cybersecurity Considerations in a Remote Operations Environment

C. Todd Quintard, Messer North America

Dispersion Calculations – Differences Between Detailed CFD Calculations and Simplified Calculations with PHAST

Sven Erhardt, Linde AG, Linde Engineering Division

Using Big Data for Predictive Analytics to Improve Reliability

David Clark, Air Liquide

Trailer Fill Hose Whip Incidents

Walt Mishkovsky, Messer North America

Getting here

Tysons is easy to get to! It is located about seven miles west of Washington, D.C. just off the Capital Beltway (I-495) near the intersection of Routes 7 and 123.


  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 14 Miles est. 20 minutes
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 17 Miles est. 25 minutes
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 46 Miles est. 50 minutes


  • Amtrak – Nearest station is Alexandria (Amtrak/VRE Station 110 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301)
  • Metro – Nearest Station is Tysons Corner 

What to Wear

The dress code for CGA meetings is smart/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 light jacket or sweater.


October temperatures in Virginia can vary. In Tysons, the average high is 66° F (19° C) and the average low is 47° F (8° C).

What’s nearby

  • CGA Headquarters: .70 miles
  • Lerner Town Square at Tysons II: .20 miles
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 4 miles
  • Smithsonian Museums: 16 miles
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: 17 miles (Highly Recommended!)
  • The Perch at Capital One Center: 1.5 miles
  • Tysons Corner Center: .50 miles

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