Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hydrogen car

Toyota gains H2 tank approval

The car manufacturer will be able to self-inspect and manufacture the tanks for FCVs. This makes Toyota the first company to become a registered manufacturer of 70 MPa (700 bar) hydrogen tanks under Japan’s High Pressure Gas Safety Act, revised in 1997 by METI.

Airgas distribution

Airgas opens new office location

The base in North Dakota has been opened as a means to capitalise on business demand from the Bakken Shale Oil region.

China currency financial

Kairmeite releases interim results

Kaimeite Gases in China has recently released its interim results of 2014. Total revenue has increased by 39.71% from RMB 89.37m in first half of 2013 to RMB 124.86m in first half of 2014. Operating profit has increased by 7.68% to RMB 21.51m.

Delta-D-Series

Delta Controls launches new device

The company has launched a new range of mainstream pressure and temperature transmitter ranges as part of the D-Series and are suitable for use in hazardous areas.

LNG ship

More threats to Qatar’s LNG crown

The world dominance of Qatar in the production of LNG may soon come to an end in both export and flexible LNG supply by the end of the decade – according to a new report from consultants Wood Mackenzie.

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Map of Russia, China

Gazprom launches helium plant

On the 15th of July, Gazprom started up a helium liquefaction plant that produces up to 500 litres per hour located at Orenburg. The plant is a first for Gazprom, which uses the newest generation of equipment from Linde Kryotechnik.

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BLM holds helium auction tomorrow

The Bureau of Land Management’s Amarillo Field Office will host a helium auction tomorrow (Wednesday) as part of a plan to eventually sell off government-owned helium and privatise operations.

Road

Helium to enable next generation in passenger rail

Revolutionary plans are progressing toward the next generation in passenger rail transport in Japan, a seven-carriage train concept based upon magnetically levitated trains.

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China currency financial

Kairmeite releases interim results

29 Aug 2014

Kaimeite Gases in China has recently released its interim results of 2014. Total revenue has increased by 39.71% from RMB 89.37m in first half of 2013 to RMB 124.86m in first half of 2014. Operating profit has increased by 7.68% to RMB 21.51m.

Afrox oulet

Afrox first half financial announcement

22 Aug 2014

Despite achieving price increases broadly in line with increased input costs, revenue for the six months to 30 June 2014 was flat at R2.87bn (2013: R2.86bn).Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was down 2% at R442 million (2013: R449m).

Gulf-Cryo-Austria

Gulf Cryo acquires shares

21 Aug 2014

The company has announced significant investment in acquiring shares in Tyczka Air Austria – and has subsequently become a minority partner.

Business deal merger handshake

Duo agree to buy China gas assets

20 Aug 2014

Shanghai Baosteel Gases and an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus have announced the partnership is to buy China gas assets for $489m.

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Solar panel,photovoltaics

REC wins largest order to date

REC Group, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, announced today that it has signed solar panel supply agreements totaling 85MW with a major US engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company for utility-scale projects in the United States.

Semi-gas

SEMI-GAS® broadens gas mixing capabilities

The new options include system auto-purging and a dynamic stream gas analyser to facilitate the blending of highly corrosive gases into gas mixtures, as needed in semiconductor and microelectronics fabrication processes.

TW-LNG-Gemini

Taylor-Wharton chosen for bunker vessel

LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic metre Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015.

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Features

CO2 market

The global carbon dioxide market in 2014 Subscription

30 Jul 2014

The global merchant market has been defined to be ‘around 20 million metric tons per year’ in capacity over the last few years. However, I would estimate this market to exceed 20 million metric tons annually.

August 2014 Hot Topic Green Stats

Hot topic – Is ‘green’ still on the industrial gas agenda? Subscription

30 Jul 2014

How important is R&D for today’s industrial gas company? And more importantly, can it coexist with the cost implications of going green? Stuart Radnedge investigates.

August 2014 Alex Gaggin

10 minutes with...Alex Gaggin Subscription

30 Jul 2014

Take 10 minutes out with Alex Gaggin, Market Manager: Oil and Gas, Chemical and Mining at safety company Dräger, who tells us about the products and services that the company provides, where these might be used in the industrial gases industry, and what’s new with Dråger in 2014.

August 2014 Beautiful Earth North America

Consolidation in carbon dioxide Subscription

30 Jul 2014

If mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity over the last 12 months is anything to go by, then the merchant carbon dioxide CO2 business has come through the economic slowdown with renewed interest. Here, gasworld looks at a significant shift in the US merchant CO2 business.

August 2014 SF3 Bubbles Water

Solutions to cutting CO emissions in water treatment Subscription

30 Jul 2014

In regions where water is scarce, particularly in the Middle East, carbon emissions associated with the use of water in all types of industries, particularly the electricity and gas industries are of increasing concern. Water treatment specialist Veolia explores developments in desalination.

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Regional Markets

TW-LNG-Gemini

Taylor-Wharton chosen for bunker vessel

LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic metre Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015.

Liquid nitrogen cryogenic

ICEFLY® licensed by Air Products

The company’s cryogenic machining technology has been licensed to Advance Research Systems – which is a leading manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment.

Cryostar-AGA-LNG

Cryostar LNG station chosen by AGA

The company has been selected by AGA GAS AB to deliver its Blue Corridor LNG and LCNG station equipment at a location in Sweden.

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Asia-Pacific 2014

Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference, Singapore November 17-19, 2014

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CO2 smoke Moscow carbon dioxide

Linde and Solidia in CO2 deal

The German headquartered gases company and the US based start-up, have signed a partnership agreement to industrialise an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint and improve the performance of building materials.

August 2014 Hot Topic Green Stats

Hot topic – Is ‘green’ still on the industrial gas agenda? Subscription

How important is R&D for today’s industrial gas company? And more importantly, can it coexist with the cost implications of going green? Stuart Radnedge investigates.

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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