CGA GAWDA Cylinder Requalification Seminar

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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, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) are excited to present the 2022 Cylinder Requalification Operations Safety Seminar.

This seminar is intended to provide a forum for the industry to meet, raise and discuss issues devoted to cylinder requalification, cylinder valves, and regulatory issues, and afford attendees an opportunity to share experiences and communicate lessons learned that will further develop personnel, skills, and knowledge. Attendees will hear from industry experts on current topics including:

  • Brief overview of all requalification methods (proof pressure, visual, hydro, AE, UE, composites)
  • Everything you wanted to know about 49 CFR
  • Cylinder requalification
  • Visual inspection – challenges and commonalities and composite type cylinders, tube trailers
  • Valves and pressure relief devices
  • Advanced cylinder remediation
  • CGA C-26/CSA B339/49 CFR 178.35 (mass and tare weights) review
  • Many other important aspects of cylinder design, testing, and requalification

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Don’t miss the Roberts Oxygen Plant Tour!

Key Dates

  • Early Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 4, 2022
  • Online Registration Closes: October 21, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
  • Cancellation/Changes Deadline: October 21, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
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Registration Fees

Registration fees are per person, in U.S. dollars. The early registration fee for attendees applies for all registrations received by October 4, 2022; all registrations received on or after this date will be charged the regular registration fee.

Registration FeesEarlyRegular
CGA Members$895$995
GAWDA Members*$895$995

* GAWDA Distributor Members who are participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program

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 Seminar, click here. 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 non-member.

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 21, 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 21, 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.

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Who Should Participate?

Plant managers, operators, and industry personnel involved with cylinders, cylinder valves, cylinder requalification, and other related industry personnel.

Make your plans today to attend this important and informative safety seminar.

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.

This is an open event – anyone can attend. Reduced registration price is available to CGA Members and GAWDA Distributor Members who are participating in the CGA Publication Subscription Program.

Omni Charlotte Hotel

132 E. Trade Street

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

The CGA group rate for this event is $225 for single/double, plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.25%.

Make your reservations on-line or call the hotel directly at 1-704-377-0400 or toll-free 1-800-843-6664 (1-800-THE-OMNI). Be sure to state that you are attending the CGA Cylinder Requalification Seminar to receive the CGA group rate.

Reservations must be received on or before October 10, 2022. After this date the hotel will accept reservations at the hotel’s prevailing rate on a space available basis. Please note: After October 10, 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 72-hours prior to arrival will be subject to one-night room and tax cancellation fee.

Hotel Features

  • Waived guestroom wi-fi when guests become Omni Select Guests (CGA Annual Meeting 2023 will also be held at an Omni)
  • Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm
  • Non-smoking, downtown, luxury hotel
  • Mini-fridge and Keurig coffee machine in rooms
  • Urban oasis including Rooftop pool and bar
  • Complimentary access to the Charlotte Athletic Club (connected to the hotel); in-room fitness kits also available, please note limited quantities on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Valet parking available for one vehicle per guest room ($40-$45 each night); Self parking is available at city-owned garages in the surrounding area

The hotel is located approximately 15 minutes (8 miles) from the airport. Shuttle services are not provided by the hotel.

For additional information, please visit the hotel’s website.

Seminar Schedule

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, November 1, 2022

8:30AM-5:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations

Brief Overview of Requalification Methods

Richard Paciej, PhD., Linde Gas & Equipment

All You Wanted to Know About 49CFR

Jerrold D. Sameth, Compressed Gas Association, Inc.

Cylinder Requalification

Steve Gentry, Worthington Industries

Visual Inspection Demonstration

Steve Gentry, Worthington Industries

Visual Inspection – Challenges & Commonalities

Andrew Tritsch, Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC

Requalification of Composite Cylinders and Tubes
Mark Trudgeon, Luxfer Gas Cylinders
UE Examination/CGA C-20

Al Espy, Nordco

Applications of Modal Acoustic Emission (MAE) Inspection
Brian Burks, Ph.D., Hexagon Digital Wave LLC
Advanced NDT for Steel and Composite Cylinder Recertification

Tom Hay, TechKnowServ

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, November 2, 2022

8:30AM-12:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations


Hydraulic Proof Pressure Testing

Amy Morgan Brueks, Independent Cylinder Training

Requalification of Acetylene and Liquid Petroleum Gas Cylinders

Zack Milgrom, All Safe Global

UN Cylinders

Jonathon Peterson, All Safe Global

Rho Marked Cylinders

Ellen Daniels, British Compressed Gases Association

1:00PM-5:00PM – Roberts Oxygen Plant Tour (transportation provided)

Thursday, November 3, 2022

8:30AM-3:00PM – General Session


General Session Presentations

Valve Design Considerations for Various Gas Services
William Hald and Robert Newton, Rotarex North America
Cylinder Valve Failures

Richard Paciej, PhD., Linde Gas & Equipment

Presentation on Valve Threads

Jerry Sameth, Compressed Gas Association

Cylinder Markings – Tare, Mass, Water Capacity

Paul Newberry, Worthington Industries

Diborane Cylinder Disposal
Clarence (Ed) Isom, Clean Harbors
How to Get Involved with CGA

Kristy Mastromichalis, Compressed Gas Association, Inc.

Industry Panel Discussion/Q & A

Speakers TBA

Breakfast @ 7:45AM and Lunch included: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Roberts Oxygen Plant Tour

Wednesday Afternoon, November 2

Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., 1400 Chesapeake Drive, Charlotte NC 28216

As part of the seminar, you will have the opportunity to visit Roberts Oxygen’s Compressed and Cryogenic Production, Distribution, and Cylinder Maintenance Facility.  The tour is currently planned to include a review and demonstrations of ultrasonic examination (UE) and acoustic emission (AE) qualification, cylinder valve processes, compressed and cryogenic cylinder filling, and dry ice production.  There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the in-use equipment manufacturers, who are planning to participate in the tour event and tour presentations of the equipment.

The tour is approximately 90 minutes.  Tours will be conducted in small groups with each group proceeding through stations located throughout the facility.

Buses will shuttle attendees to and from the plant.

Note: Please wear clothing suitable for industrial plant facilities, including long pants and sensible shoes. Safety glasses will be provided as appropriate.

A special thanks to Roberts Oxygen Company for hosting the tour.

About Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.

Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. is a distributor of compressed industrial, medical, and specialty gases, cryogenic liquids, welding supplies, and safety equipment. Founded in 1966, we are a family owned and operated company headquartered in Rockville, MD with more than 50 locations along the east coast.

Roberts Oxygen serves many different industries, including healthcare and research, food and beverage, construction, and manufacturing. We offer prompt delivery options, and customers may also purchase gases and equipment at any of our 50+ retail stores. We strive to build lasting and rewarding relationships with our customers by providing excellent customer service at every opportunity.

For more information, visit

Cylinder Requalification 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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors