ISO Meetings – October 2019 Recap
November 24, 2019
October was a busy month for ISO meetings!
During the month of October 2019, four ISO groups of interest to CGA members held their annual plenary meetings.
On Thursday, October 3, ISO/TC 58/SC 2, Cylinder fittings, met at CSA’s offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This subcommittee is responsible for developing International Standards on the design and testing of cylinder valves and fittings. These standards specify the threads, the outlet connections and the valve guards and caps. The concerned valves are for industrial and medical gas cylinders, microelectronic applications, and LPG gas cylinders. They also develop International Standards for test methods for toxicity, tissue corrosiveness, fire potential and oxidizing ability of gases.
On Friday, October 4, ISO/TC 58, Gas cylinders, also met at CSA’s offices. This Technical Committee is responsible for developing International Standards on the design and use of cylinders and their appurtenances.
During this meeting, Rich Craig was recognized for his leadership during his 9-year tenure as Chair of ISO/TC 58/SC 4. He will step down as Chair on December 31, 2019, and Rob Early will assume this role on January 1, 2020.
During the week of October 14, 2019, ISO/TC 158, Analysis of gases, held its biennial plenary meeting in Chengdu, China. This was the first meeting of this Technical Committee attended by a representative from the U.S. This TC is responsible for standardization in the field of gas analysis, including terminology; preparation of calibration gas mixtures; sampling; transfer lines; and analytical methods including evaluation of the characteristics of analyzers. CGA members are encouraged to become active in this group’s work.
ISO/TC 58/SC 3, Cylinder design, held its annual plenary meeting on October 23-24, in Hangzhou, China. WG meetings were also held in conjunction with this plenary.
Upcoming ISO Meetings in 2019 & 2020
ISO/TC 197, Hydrogen technologies, will hold WG meetings and its annual meeting during the week of December 9, 2019 in Grenoble, France.
ISO/TC 58/SC 4, Operational requirements for gas cylinders, will hold its working group and plenary meetings, hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and CGA, during the week of February 10, 2020, at the Hilton Fort Worth in Ft. Worth, Texas.
ISO/TC 220, Cryogenic vessels, and its WGs will hold meetings during the week of June 8, 2020, at CGA’s offices in Chantilly, Virginia.
The next ISO/TC 58/SC 2 plenary and related WG meetings will be held during the week of October 5, 2020, in Pullach, Germany.
The next WG and plenary meetings for ISO/TC 58/SC 3, Cylinder design, are tentatively scheduled during the week of October 19, 2020. The location for these meetings is to be determined.
CGA serves as the Secretariat for ISO/TC 58/SC 4 and also administers the following U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs): ISO/TC 58, ISO/TC 58/SC 2, ISO/TC 58/SC 3, ISO/TC 58/SC 4, ISO/TC 158, ISO/TC 197, and ISO/TC 220.
To learn more about participating in the U.S. TAGs for ISO/TC 58, ISO/TC 58/SC 2, ISO/TC 58/SC 3, ISO/TC 58/SC 4, ISO/TC 158, ISO/TC 197, or ISO/TC 220, see our web page regarding international activities, or contact CGA’s ISO Administrator, Jill Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 788-2720.