Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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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.

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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.

Welding health and safety

Future bright as new year in welding begins Subscription

8 Jan 2014 | By Jim Guild

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.

Michael Blondin, VRV

Lean and green in cryogenic distribution Subscription

2 Oct 2013 | By Michael Blondin

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.

Keith Stewart

Setting standards in the LNG industry Subscription

28 Aug 2013 | By Keith Stewart

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

July 2014 Kathy Hocker 10 Minutes

10 minutes with...Kathy Hocker Subscription

2 Jul 2014 | By Rob Cockerill

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’.

Latest news

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Praxair income and sales increase

23 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Praxair has reported second-quarter net income of $467m and diluted earnings per share of $1.58, 5% and 6% above the prior-year quarter, respectively. The company has strong cash flow for operations at $847m – 27% of sales.

COEGA-build

Coega investor construction booming

23 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

A total of seven investor buildings are under simultaneous construction at the Coega Development Corporation’s Industrial Development Zone, which is being built in South Africa.

Hydrogen symbol

HyperSolar stresses need for “greener” H2

23 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

HyperSolar, the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has discussed the importance of understanding how hydrogen fuel is produced and implemented into hydrogen fuelling station infrastructure.

Witt-check-valve

Witt stresses importance of valves

22 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Gas non-return valves (check valves) protect systems, outlet points and pipelines against unwanted and potentially hazardous gas mixtures.

CO2 smoke Moscow carbon dioxide

Coal industry “shadowed” by carbon constraints

22 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

As governments globally seek to reduce their CO2 emissions, it looks increasingly likely that “King Coal” will lose its crown, and a significant decline in coal production and consumption globally is becoming a much more realistic scenario, Standard & Poor’s RatingsServices noted in a report published today.

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