Hydrogen – The key refinery enabler Subscription
Thirty years ago crude quality was a good match with what was being demanded by the market, but today’s refiners – even in the midst of the ‘shale gale’ – are being compelled to dig deeply into the dregs of the remaining resources and must upgrade these crudes. Hydrogen is critical.
10 minutes with...Alex Gaggin Subscription
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.
10 minutes with...R. Kannan Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with R. Kannan, President of AIIGMA, who tells us about his new role with the association, its own role in the Indian gases industry, and the future for the country’s gases business.
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’.
An introduction to...Steam methane reformers Subscription
Hydrogen is widely used in the petroleum refining industry to remove impurities found in crude oil such as sulfur, olefins and aromatics to meet product fuels specifications. Removing these impurities allows fuels to burn cleaner and refineries to turn a lower quality crude oil into a profitable product that meets increasing environmental specifications.
An introduction to...Dry ice cleaning Subscription
Dry ice (CO2) cleaning is an efficient and cost-effective way for industries to maximise production capability and quality. Dry ice cleaning uses recycled CO2 in the form of solid dry ice particles that are transported by high-velocity airflow to remove contaminates from surfaces.
An introduction to...Safety hoses Subscription
When incompatible parts are used together and hoses come loose from their fittings, the results can be devastating on workers and the surrounding environment. Add a confined space to the mix, and it can become fatal. In fact, a number of tragic incidents over recent months have highlighted just how important safety is when installing and maintaining hoses.
Regional markets: Focus on France Subscription
Despite its economic power, fears persist over the continuing debt crisis in the Eurozone and, in some quarters, France is a concern in terms of weighing on the wider region’s recovery. Following lower-than-expected GDP in first quarter 2014, the question has even been raised, is France entering a renewed downturn?
Natural gas – Essential, everyday but unpredictable Subscription
Used in heating, cooking and electricity production, many facets of modern life could not exist without the fossil fuel natural gas.
Calibration gases – The precision genre Subscription
This month’s gas report looks to Gasco Affiliates, LLC, a specialist calibration gas company, for an informed insight into the precise science that is, calibration gases.
Dry ice – A significance that’s far from subliminal Subscription
Dry ice comes in many forms, from pellets to slices, and serves a range of applications, from standard refrigeration to revolutionary blast cleaning – as gasworld reveals.
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.
Olivo – Saving energy and costs in logistics Subscription
There is an alternative to the obvious use of refrigerated vehicles for temperature sensitive goods – portable, insulated and/or refrigerated containers. With Olivo containers, there is an added benefit that the refrigeration systems used are totally silent – ideal for ‘out-of-hours’ deliveries.
OJSC Uralcryomash – 60 years of cryogenic production Subscription
This year sees OJSC Uralcryomash, part of Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, celebrates its 60th anniversary.