Sunday, 21 December 2014

Chrome-free coatings introduced by Praxair

The company has a new line of chromium (VI)-free ceramic aluminium coatings for the aerospace and power generation industries. Praxair Surface Technologies’ new line of slurries sustainably produces coatings with the same high performance of legacy chrome-containing coatings.

Grillo family, Cryofab

Cryofab acquires cryo-valve supplier Cryocomp

The co-presidents of Cryofab have stated they are proud to announce the acquisition of Cryocomp, which is a California-based cryogenic valve supplier that also specialises in vacuum valve assemblies.

AP-LIN-China

China community gains LIN program

Air Products has rolled out its Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Program in China, with the first LIN application demonstration class successfully held in December at the Dongchang Middle School in Shanghai.

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Burckhardt oxygen compressor chosen

Burckhardt  Compression has been selected to deliver one skid mounted Laby® Compressor for the capacity expansion project in Orinoco Steel Mill ‘Alfredo Maneiro’. The complete package adds capacity and improves the availability in the supply of oxygen.

ITM-Power-pipes

ITM Power sells second plant

The company, which has a focus on energy storage and clean fuel creation, has announced it has won a competitive tender for the sale of a rapid response PEM Power-to-Gas electrolyser system from RWE Deutschland AG.

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Kennedy Space Centre

NASA technology boosts industrial gases

Both MRI scans and fuel cell cars have received a boost thanks to a piece of equipment that has been delivered to NASA. Sustainable Innovations delivered to NASA a system which is designed to separate valuable helium used to purge rocket hydrogen fuel systems.

Qatar II plant

RasGas - Helium refinery tender announcement

RasGas invites all industrial gas companies who meet the mandatory requirements to submit a bid for the Helium Refinery 3 project, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the state of Qatar.

Canada-helium

First helium production in Canada since 1977

Quantum Technology Corporation and Quantum Helium Management Corporation are pleased to announce the start-up of their new helium purification plant in Canada this summer. Their plant has produced truckloads of helium that is ready to deliver.

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Grillo family, Cryofab

Cryofab acquires cryo-valve supplier Cryocomp

19 Dec 2014

The co-presidents of Cryofab have stated they are proud to announce the acquisition of Cryocomp, which is a California-based cryogenic valve supplier that also specialises in vacuum valve assemblies.

ccs-carbon-gas_world

£2.5m to develop North Sea CO2 storage

18 Dec 2014

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is making an additional £2.5m available to encourage the development of CO2 storage in the North Sea – further assisting with the UK’s leading role in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Finance stats money business

Latest GRI report issues by Air Products

17 Dec 2014

Air Products has issued its latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report (G3.1 Guidelines), which has again been assessed by GRI as Application Level A+.

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Praxair plans price increases for 2015

17 Dec 2014

The company is notifying packaged industrial, specialty and medical gas and bulk gas customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico of increases in prices, effective from 1st January, 2015 – or as contracts permit.

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AP-LIN-China

China community gains LIN program

Air Products has rolled out its Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Program in China, with the first LIN application demonstration class successfully held in December at the Dongchang Middle School in Shanghai.

Burckhardt Compression Logo

Burckhardt oxygen compressor chosen

Burckhardt  Compression has been selected to deliver one skid mounted Laby® Compressor for the capacity expansion project in Orinoco Steel Mill ‘Alfredo Maneiro’. The complete package adds capacity and improves the availability in the supply of oxygen.

Houston-Flowcal

Lyondell chooses FLOWCAL for pipeline

Flow-Cal has attracted the business of Lyondell Chemical Company, which has selected FLOWCAL Enterprise Liquids for their Houston-based Equistar Pipeline, which is one of the largest producers of ethylene and propylene in the United States.

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Features

Rob Barnacle, DataOnline – World – December 2014

Integrity, quality and value in asset management – An interview with DataOnline Subscription

3 Dec 2014

This year celebrating 25 years of business, DataOnline is now active in more than 65 countries and developing strong alliances with key players in the industrial gas business – an industry the company dominates in terms of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions.

Found in the cloud – December 2014

Found in the cloud – Asset management Subscription

3 Dec 2014

Cylinder tracking is an essential tool for managing a company’s prized assets. Now by deploying cloud data storage and mobile devices, Lockhouse has created another level of asset management for end-users. Helen Carmichael reports.

The best is yet to come...October 2014

The best is yet to come...An interview with NOVAIR Subscription

1 Oct 2014

President and CEO Bernard Zenou explains why the NOVAIR Group is ready for further growth in onsite medical oxygen.

Hot Topic – Welding – December 2014

Hot topic – Tight times for US argon supply Subscription

3 Dec 2014

When it comes to market shortages, one gas has very much been the centre of attention in recent years – helium. Shortages of helium have dominated our headlines as various production outages, coupled with a lack of new capacity coming on-stream, meant that supply failed to keep pace with demand.

Asset management – December 2014

Asset management – The smartphone revolution Subscription

3 Dec 2014

Doug O’Dell, Vice-President of Sales at TrackAbout, discusses how smartphones and other sophisticated mobile devices have taken the world by storm – changing the way many of us interact every day processes in the field of asset management.

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Regional Markets

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Roadshow demonstrates potential of hydrogen as car fuel

Air Liquide was the exclusive partner for hydrogen solutions in the ‘2014 Innovation March’ that ended last month in China, consisting of a 10,000 km roadshow sponsored by SAIC Motor Corp. featuring new energy vehicles.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC) is one of the Tier 1 global industrial gas companies, and parent company of US-based MATHESON.

TNSC announces establishment of centre

Through the company’s Singapore subsidiary, called Leeden National Oxygen Ltd., it has announced it will establish the Leeden NOX Gas Research Centre (LNGRC) to develop welding-related gas technologies in Southeast Asia.

Hydrogen fuel cell car

HELBIO signs MoU for production systems

HELBIO SA, together with METACON AB Sweden and METACON KK Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a leading Japanese chemical engineering company for the supply of complete systems for use in producing hydrogen – for fuelling stations.

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Messer-B&W

“Think green, print black” - Messer

The industrial gases major, based in Bad Soden, has announced that it will be switching to black and white when publishing its image and specialist publications – such as the quarterly magazine ‘Gases for Life’.

Electricity,energy,pilons

Largest fuel cell power plant accepted in Germany

Made by FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH, the plant is highly efficient and provides environmentally friendly power generation for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) office complex in Berlin.

Fig. 4  A Titan container, Roy Irani

Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry Subscription

2 Apr 2014 | By Dr Roy S Irani

Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post the fracking process – compressed natural gas (CNG) – but also hydrogen as potential future fuels.

Keith Stewart

Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry Subscription

5 Feb 2014 | By Keith Stewart

As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.

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