Helium: A market update Subscription
As has typically been the case, the helium business continues to be one of the more interesting sectors of the industrial gas business. Here, Phil Kornbluth provides an update on the helium market in 2016 and, potentially, beyond.
Take 10 minutes out with Ian Athersmith, Technical Director at Assettrac. Athersmith introduces Assetrac to readers, and gives his take on the hot topics cylinder tracking industry at the moment.
A shared vision in asset management Subscription
TrackAbout co-founders Jim Glessner and Tim Fusco, and Vice-President of Sales, Doug O’Dell discuss the shared vision of eradicating the ‘black holes’ in the industrial gas supply chain.
10 minutes with...C.J. Smith Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with C.J. Smith, Engineering Applications Manager at Smith Pumps, who tells us a little about the company, its customer base, and where he sees growth in liquefied gas pumps in the future.
An introduction to...Control valves Subscription
Often described as the final control element, the control valve is a critical piece of equipment in the management of conditions such as flow, pressure, temperature and liquid level and leakage. Control valves do so by partially opening or closing in response to signals received from process controllers that compare a setpoint against a process variable.
An introduction to...Advanced cylinder guards Subscription
A cylinder guard must provide the safe protection of the cylinder valve against impact. However, it has other important features which are often overlooked such as ergonomics, for the grip and handling of the bottle, and aesthetics for brand differentiation.
An introduction to...Gas mixers Subscription
When it comes to the use of mixed gases, gas mixers are a very common and proven solution. Whether it be for welding applications, for modified atmosphere packaging, for burner supply or for medical applications, gas mixers provide a precise, flexible and reliable gas supply.
Regional markets – Global update Subscription
As the 2015 industrial gas year drew to a close, many of the ongoing trends within the industry – and externally – showed no signs of abating. Indeed, midway through 2016 these same dynamics appear to continue; though underlying growth in sales and volumes generally remains relatively strong, the global economy continues to be challenging in equal measure.
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.
Mind the gap Subscription
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).
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?
ACP – CO2 at the core Subscription
Since its inception in 1897, ACP has never failed to deliver a CO2 order to its direct customers, a fact that the Belgium-based business proudly declares. CO2 is weaved into the company’s DNA; it is and has been ACP’s core business for almost 120 years. A leading supplier in Europe and boasting an extensive know-how of expertise in the field, its name ‘Acide Carbonique Pur’ literally translates into ‘CO2.’
IGPH – Independent, intelligent gas solutions Subscription
When asked what the Industrial Gas Project House (IGPH Ltd) stands for, the answer is quite simple: independent, intelligent and flexible gas solutions, engineered, designed, manufactured and delivered in a responsive, reliable, safe, and cost-effective manner.