Dec. 5, 2019

Notice of Air Liquide annual gas cylinder audit

Audit notice for CSM principal investigators and lab managers at Foothills campus


Cumming School of Medicine staff

Air Liquide, UCalgary’s preferred supplier of medical and non-medical gases, will be conducting its annual gas cylinder audit on Dec. 16 and 17, 2019.

The University’s agreement with Air Liquide provides for yearly lease charges based on the number of cylinders on hand at the time of the audit. If a gas cylinder has been leased during the year but returned prior to the audit, no lease charge will be administered. However, all gas cylinders counted at the time of the audit (even if empty) will be charged the applicable lease fee.

In order to minimize lease charges, it is recommended that cylinder quantities be kept to a minimum, and that cylinders that are no longer required be returned to Air Liquide.

Any unused or empty cylinders should be returned to Distribution Services, HSB808 prior to Friday December 13, 2019.

The lease fee is $15.00 for each gas cylinder. This charge also applies to each Liquid Nitrogen/ Liquid Argon containers and Dry Ice totes.

At the completion of Air Liquide’s gas cylinder audit, the lease fee for each cylinder found at your location will be charged to your IDB card the next time your staff purchase gas cylinders from Distribution Services.

Audit results and totals owed will be forwarded to you once the audit is complete. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns,


Ron Bailey, Manager, Distribution Services, 
Supply Chain Management