Medical Gas Design Workshops

2019 Workshop Series

Medical Gas Design Workshops 
Registration Closed
February 22, 2019 - Irvine, CA
February 27, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

Each day: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each workshop awards 0.7 CEUs or 7.0 PDHs for attending (7 contact hours)

This program provides an overview of the process used in the design of medical gases. Step by step, using an actual example facility, participants work through the basic elements of a design. We begin with a review of regulations and proceed through piping, valving, alarming, selection of source equipment and pipe sizing. Time limitations prevent the completion of every element of the process during the class, but the participants are provided with the textbook, and can complete the exercise on their own.

Content Outline:

  • Codes and Standards
  • Outlet placement
  • Valves
  • Alarms
  • Source selection and sizing
  • Pipe sizing
  • Specification
  • Other concerns and Questions

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course learners will have been exposed to the entire process of medical gas design:

  • Recognize the codes, their scopes and where they are relevant to the process.
  • Have an appreciation for the role and importance of medical gases in medical care.
  • Understand all the essential elements and what their role is in the final functional system
  • Be aware of the placement rules for each subsystem.
  • Have the tools to size and select sources.
  • Recognize common pitfalls in the process.
  • Understand the methodology used for pipe sizing.

Instructor: Mark Allen

Mr. Allen has been involved in medical gas industry since 1978. He started out of university working in the verification of medical gas systems. After seven years as a verifier, he transitioned to Ohmeda in 1985 and has performed various technical and marketing roles through Ohmeda’s transitions to Medaes, and now BeaconMedaes. He is now V.P. of Education and Standards Development for Atlas Copco’s Medical Gas Solutions Division.
He has been involved in virtually all aspects of medical gas work, including regulatory, testing and verification, product development, marketing, and education.

He is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems and has been involved with that Committee since the 1987 edition. He is also an active member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems and has served as Secretary of the ISO/TC121/SC-6 working on the ISO 7396-1 among others.

He has acted as chairman and general secretary of various regulatory committees and is the author of numerous journal articles, design guides and other technical aids for the engineering of medical gases.


Location: CannonDesign, 227 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Registration CLOSED Members / Nonmembers
Irvine, CA (Feb. 22)  $300 / $500
Pittsburgh, PA (Feb. 27) SOLD OUT $300 / $500


Travel and lodging - Irvine, CA

It's recommended to fly into John Wayne Airport. Class location: 530 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 This class is being held just before a CPD Review Class happening at the same location that weekend. Read more here.
Hotels nearby: 

Please do not schedule your return flight until after 6:00 p.m. on February 22, 2019. 

Travel and lodging - Pittsburgh, PA

It is recommended to fly into Pittsburgh International Airport. Class location: CannonDesign, 227 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This class is being held just before a CPD Review Class happening at the same location that weekend. Read more here.

Hotels nearby: 

Please do not schedule your return flight until after 6:00 p.m. on February 27, 2019. 

Miscellaneous 

  • Classes are limited to 20 students (25 in Pittsburgh)
  • Classes will not be broadcast or available for virtual/remote participation
  • Lunch and a light snackwill be provided
  • Registration is not available for partial class participation
  • Registration is NOT transferrable and proper ID is required. Only the person registered for the class is permitted to participate.
  • Questions? Email education@aspe.org or call at 224-217-9016