2020 CGA Safety and Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, & Facilities Seminar

October 20 – 21, 2020

2-part webinar series

9:00AM – 12:00PM (Eastern)

(part of the CGAConnect 2020 family of online events)


We invite you to join us for the Compressed Gas Association’s 2020 CGA Safety and Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities Seminar, which will be held on October 20-21 as a two-part webinar event. This seminar is open to CGA members and members of affiliated associations.

The event focuses on improving the safe operation of air separation facilities and processes. Industry experts from around the world will present, sharing insights on a range of topics, including:

  • Cold embrittlement at the warm end of an ASU due to backflow
  • Flat bottom tank overfill and overpressure
  • Flat bottom tank pressure relief device ice blockages and learnings
  • Good practices for incident investigations
  • Liquid carbon dioxide filling hose coupling failure
  • Perlite eruption from an ASU cold box
  • Yima City

Who should participate?

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

Use the expanding menus below to view the full meeting program as well as registration details for the meeting.

Registration Information & Policies


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 2020 CGA Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment, and Facilities Seminar must register for the meeting and pay any applicable fees.

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

Key Dates

  • Online Registration Closes: October 17, 2020 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
  • Cancellation/Changes Deadline: October 13, 2020 at 11:59PM (Eastern)

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2020

Register Online Today: Click Here for 2020 CGA Safety & Reliability Seminar Registration

Registration Fees

Registration fees are per person, in U.S. dollars.

Registration Fees  
CGA members $195
Affiliated association members $295

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 2020 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.

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 check or wire transfer. If you wish to pay by check or wire transfer, please first complete your full registration using our online system, then indicate that you wish to pay by check or wire transfer. Once you have completed your registration, you will be given the opportunity to print your receipt. If paying by check, please mail your check along with your payment receipt to:

Compressed Gas Association
Attn: CGA Safety & Reliability Seminar
8484 Westpark Drive, Suite 220
McLean, Virginia 22102

Fax: 703-961-1831

Checks must be made payable to Compressed Gas Association in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks drawn on a non-U.S. bank will not be accepted. To pay by wire transfer, contact CGA for current instructions.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

All registration cancellations, changes, and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by CGA on or before October 13, 2020. 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.

You may transfer your full registration to another employee of your organization, provided you notify CGA in writing. Substitutes 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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Event Schedule

2020 CGA Safety & Reliability of Industrial Gases, Equipment & Facilities Seminar Program

2-part webinar series

Meeting schedule and program as of August 19, 2020; subject to change. Be sure to hit the refresh button on your internet browser to see the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

9:00AM-12:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations

Yima City Task Force Presentation

John P. Bernard, CGA Consultant

Flat-Bottom Tank Overfill and Overpressure Incidents

Greg Weyrich, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Flat-Bottom Tank Pressure Relief Device Internal Ice Blockages and Learnings

Jim VanOmmeren, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

9:00AM-12:00PM – General Session

General Session Presentations

Liquid Carbon Dioxide Vehicle Filling Hose Coupling Failure

Edward Richey and Dr. Jim Watson, Linde PLC

Incident Investigation – A reminder on Good Practice

Dr. Nikos Larass, Linde

Cold Embrittlement Incident at the Warm End of an Air Separation Unit (ASU) Due to Backflow

Dr. John A. Somavarapu, Air Liquide

Perlite Eruption from an ASU Coldbox

Paul Jantzen, Air Liquide