The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) has as its objectives the safety and technical disciplines for the production, distribution and use of medical and industrial compressed gases.
The Association was formed as a Section 21 company in Johannesburg in 1999 and has its roots in the former South African Gas Industry’s Technical Committee which was formed in May 1972.
Any organisation associated with the medical and industrial gases industry in Southern Africa is eligible for membership. This includes the major gas producers, manufacturers of equipment, cylinder test stations, pipeline installers, valve manufacturers, etc.
Close co-operation is maintained with all member companies.
SACGA is an associate member of three of the major gas associations in the world, namely the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA), the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) and the Compressed Gas Association of America (CGA). This gives SACGA access to a vast amount of knowledge concerning the gases industry. The SACGA also provides technical expertise when representing South Africa on various Committees and Working Groups of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.