Air gases – Trends in the market and technologies Subscription
Air gases are at the core of the global industrial gases business. To use a sporting analogy, they’re the first names on the team sheet – oxygen, nitrogen and argon as the spine of the team. Here, gasworld explores the trends in the market for air gases and the technologies and processes behind their invaluable production.
10 minutes with...Jim Glessner Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with Jim Glessner, CEO of Lockhouse, as he discusses the future direction for asset management and technologies, the projects that Lockhouse is bringing to the market in 2016/17, and why his role with Lockhouse and TrackAbout might be better described as ‘chief storyteller’.
10 minutes with...David Wang Subscription
Take 10 minutes out with David Wang, Marketing Manager, Tank Equipment Division at CIMC ENRIC, as he discusses the company’s range of equipment, the growing demands from the LNG sector, and the hot topics in the cryogenic tanks business right now.
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.
An introduction to...Plate-fin heat exchangers Subscription
There may be many potential variations in process and mechanical design, but all cryogenic air separation plants rely on the humble heat exchanger at the heart of their operation.
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.
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.
If it isn’t tapped here, it’s tapped there. If it isn’t one prosperous well, it’s another. As long as it’s available and plentiful, oil will always be the subject of man’s intense efforts to exploit it. And yet, that same certitude in production across the globe continues to breed uncertainty in today’s oil markets.
The Air Liquide Board of Directors met on 29th July 2016, during which meeting the Board reviewed the consolidated financial statements for the first half of the year ending 30th June 2016. The Board will no doubt have been delighted with the group’s Gas & Services business, but surely less satisfying will be the impact of still-low oil prices on the group’s engineering activities.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Subscription
Based in Augsburg, Germany, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. As the Power Engineering business of the wider MAN Group, the company excels in the design and manufacture of both two-stroke and four-stroke engines, gas turbines, steam turbines, and compressors.
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.’