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