AIGA is planning a series of different gas seminars for 2010.

The association is currently working with the Siam Industrial Gases Association (SIGA) to finalise the Medical Gases Seminar in Thailand, to be held tentatively in January 2010.

This seminar will focus on the Thailand Medical Gas regulations TIS 540 as well as other safety topics, including how to prevent accidents, cylinder colour coding and labelling, and good manufacturing practices.

The target audience will be the medical oxygen manufacturing licence holders in Thailand, which currently number over 70.

The seminar will include a hands on demonstration of test equipment specified in TIS 540, and aims to help participants to get properly acquainted with the basic requirements.

In addition, AIGA is proposing to hold one or two seminars on Electronic Specialty Gases (ESG) Safety, towards the latter part of 2010.

Asia has a large base of specialty gases users, and as the ESG is a very specialised area, a number of the speakers will have to come from outside Asia.

The Technical Committee has started to work on preparations and further details are expected soon.