The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) played an important role in strengthening industry safety in January, when it hosted senior executives from industrial gas firms located in the Peoples Republic of China.

Sharing knowledge and expertise for the benefit of a safer global gases business, the CGA welcomed members of the China Industrial Gases Industry Association (CIGIA) – who met with the CGA’s President and staff to share knowledge on safe practices.

The CIGIA delegation comprised of 11 representatives from its member companies and CIGIA staff.

“The future of the industrial gas industry relies on shared knowledge of best practices. Meeting with the Chinese delegation ensures that we can advance our safety mission on a global level,” explained Marc Meteyer, CEO of the CGA.

At the meeting held on 14th January 2009, the CGA and CIGIA shared industry standards and safe practices, exchanged information on technological advances in the industry and safety implications, discussed emerging trends and developments in the industry in the US, and consequently established a cooperative relationship for the future.

Since its inception in 1913, the CGA has been dedicated to the safe manufacture, transportation, storage, transfilling, and disposal of industrial and medical gases and their containers.

The association, which gave a presentation of its role and achievements at the recent gasworld conference in South America, represents over 125 member companies that provide engineering and scientific expertise necessary to develop consensus safety standards.