The community page offers gasworld users the opportunity to interact, whether it be with overseas colleagues, or prospective customers. Over the months to come we will bring you an array of viewpoints from our house writers, external perspectives via blogs, and of course, we welcome your input too. Use the feedback facility to comment on stories, or better still, meet your clients face-to-face with the online forum.
Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry Subscription
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.
Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry Subscription
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.
Future bright as new year in welding begins Subscription
The future of welding is closely linked to the manufacturing industry, which is currently showing no signs of real growth. There are many issues in the macro-environment to deal with, but welding remains a challenging and exciting industry to be in as 2014 unfolds.
Lean and green in cryogenic distribution Subscription
Let’s face it, there is almost no product differentiation in industrial gas. In today’s ultra- competitive market, with tight margins and pressure to optimise operational efficiencies, increasing productivity in distribution and reducing the carbon footprint has never been more important.
Setting standards in the LNG industry Subscription
Fuelling ships in the Nordic regions; shale gas fields in the US; vehicle use across the globe; an energy resource to power major cities in China and other developing countries - these are just some of the applications which demonstrate the incredible scope and breadth of the LNG industry.
Letter from the Editor
10 minutes with...Kathy Hocker Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with Kathy Hocker, Global Head, Packaged Gas Products at Linde Gases. Hocker is relatively new to this expanded role, having previously worked at Australian subsidiary BOC, and tells us about the ‘demonstrable and fast increasing trend towards innovation in packaged gas products’.
World crude steel production reached 1.662 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2014, up 1.2% compared to 2013. The fact that Asia continues to feature prominently in global crude steel production, reflects a rise in oxygen capacity in the region gasworld understands.
Rapid Surface Chilling, a new cryogenic technology developed by Bernard Matthews Ltd and BOC, could enable the poultry industry and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK to meet their 2015 joint Campylobacter reduction target.
One of Air Products South Africa’s long-term customers recently made the ‘switch’ from a cylinder-based mode of supply to the company’s CryoEase ‘total gas management system’, and is reaping the multiple benefits.
Germany-based WEH GmbH has introduced the new WEH® TW52 Quick Connector to the cylinder filling market, developed especially for filling gaseous and liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as for refrigerants filling.
Global ammonia capacity will experience considerable growth in the next three years, increasing from 204.2 million metric tons per year (tpy) in 2013 to 249.4 million tpy by 2018, according to a new report from GlobalData.