Saturday, 30 July 2016

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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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Mind the gap Subscription

1 Jul 2016 | By published in CryoGas magazine, Art Waskey

I was asked to make a call with a new sales rep on business we had lost a year earlier. The customer was nice enough to give us an email recapping our past deficiencies including major gaps in communication with his previous lab manager and our account rep (who we had since replaced).

Tehran, Iran

Iran: All quiet on the Western front?

17 Jun 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

The lifting of international sanctions against Iran sparked excited speculation for the flood of investment that lay ahead. Five months on and talk of the expected gold rush seems to have slowed. So where are we at with Iran’s new wave of growth?

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Concluding the conquest: Airgas acquisition officially complete

23 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

So the ink is finally dry on the biggest deal in the industrial gases business in years, with the key signatures committed to contracts and glasses raised across both sides of the Atlantic. It’s official: Air Liquide has acquired Airgas, at a total enterprise value of $13.4bn.

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Upheaval of the US cryogenic tank and trailer landscape Subscription

4 May 2016 | By Michael Blondin, published in gasworld magazine

On my way back from the GAWDA conference last week in Savannah, Georgia, I couldn’t help but think about how much the cryogenic tank and trailer industry in the US has been transformed in only a few short years. It’s barely recognisable from what it was only even a year or two ago.

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Energy-from-waste – A troubled technology?

29 Apr 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

Until very recently, Air Products’ Tees Valley energy-from-waste facilities were held aloft as two of the most innovative renewable energy projects in the world, and the first of their kind in the UK. Now, however, as the company prepares to exit the market at a cost of up to $1bn, the decision potentially poses questions of the technology behind those plants.

Letter from the Editor

Tehran, Iran

Iran: All quiet on the Western front?

17 Jun 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

The lifting of international sanctions against Iran sparked excited speculation for the flood of investment that lay ahead. Five months on and talk of the expected gold rush seems to have slowed. So where are we at with Iran’s new wave of growth?

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Air Liquide’s remaining divestments unveiled

27 Jul 2016 | By Rhea Healy

American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. has made an official application to divest its remaining facilities under necessary Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations following its $13.4bn takeover of Airgas.

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Messer brings ASU on-stream in China

21 Jul 2016 | By Rhea Healy

The world’s largest privately owned industrial gas company, The Messer Group, has successfully brought a new air separation unit (ASU) on-stream in China’s Hunan Province.

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Wessington supplies O2 tank in world record balloon flight

29 Jul 2016 | By Rhea Healy

Wessington Cryogenics, a leading cryogenic vessel and tank manufacturer, played a pivotal part in Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov’s record-breaking balloon flight around the world.

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TNSC develops cooling neon-based turbo refrigerator

29 Jul 2016 | By Rhea Healy

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) has developed a turbo-Brayton refrigerator, termed the NeoKelvin®-Turbo 10kW, which can cool high-temperature superconducting power applications at -200ºC by using neon (Ne) gas as the working fluid.

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Vendor of the Year announced at Linde’s LDA event

29 Jul 2016 | By Rhea Healy

The Linde Distributor Association (LDA) has held its 21st consecutive Annual Membership Meeting at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida, providing an opportunity for LDA members to share business improvement ideas and to network with vendors.

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