Saturday, 25 April 2015

Euro currency financial appreciation

Solid first quarter for Air Liquide

Major highlights for the quarter includes the signing of a contract, between the company and Sasol, for Air Liquide to build and operate the largest oxygen production unit in the world – located in South Africa. There were also further acquisitions in healthcare and further developments in hydrogen.

Doug Thornton of the BCGA

BCGA Annual Conference 2015 – Shedding light on the invisible industry

With two weeks to go until the UK hits the ballot boxes in its General Election, all the attention was today thrown on the compressed gases industry by the BCGA Annual Conference 2015.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Air Liquide launches air gases Skid Tank

Due to the growing demand for gases for use in laser applications, cutting and arc welding, Air Liquide has launched a Skid Tank for the storage and supply of the air gases nitrogen, argon and oxygen

Business deal, merger and aquisition

Alder acquires Gasmet Technologes Oy

The company, which it states has ambitious growth plans, led to the sale of 100% of Gasmet shares to Nordic growth capital investor Alder. Gasmet’s existing management team will continue running the company.

Air conditioning refrigerants

TEGA to blend EU refrigerants

TEGA GmbH will have exclusive blending rights for HCR188C/R441A and HCR188C/R443A hydrocarbon refrigerants from A.S. Trust & Holdings, a U.S.-based company, and will distribute them throughout the European Union through The Linde Group organization.

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The helium market - January 2015

The helium market in 2015 Subscription

From shortages to over-supply, 2014 was a year of sharp turnaround for the global helium business. gasworld looks at the market in 2015 and beyond.

Advances in Helium Leak Testing

Advances in Helium Leak Testing Subscription

Everything leaks” is a frequent comment in the leak testing business, and it is wise to consider the ramifications of that statement in the industrial gas business. Given that every leak — from the refining process, to storage and distribution, through consumption by the enduser — represents lost profit, a good leak testing program can improve the bottom line. 

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Navy scientists develop prototype for diver life support

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers.The goal of the new system is to accelerate the deployment of Navy divers, increase safety, and also conserve helium, a valuable natural resource.

Euro currency financial appreciation

Solid first quarter for Air Liquide

24 Apr 2015

Major highlights for the quarter includes the signing of a contract, between the company and Sasol, for Air Liquide to build and operate the largest oxygen production unit in the world – located in South Africa. There were also further acquisitions in healthcare and further developments in hydrogen.

Business deal, merger and aquisition

Alder acquires Gasmet Technologes Oy

24 Apr 2015

The company, which it states has ambitious growth plans, led to the sale of 100% of Gasmet shares to Nordic growth capital investor Alder. Gasmet’s existing management team will continue running the company.

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AFC signs landmark MOU in Dubai

24 Apr 2015

AFC Energy, the industrial fuel cell power company, is pleased to announce it has today signed a MoU which will bring 300mW of fuel cell power generation to Dubai.

messer money

“Sustainable strategy, steady growth” - Messer

23 Apr 2015

Messer, the specialist for industrial gases, reported consolidated revenue of €1.047bn and an operating profit (EBITDA) of €240m in the 2014 financial year. In spite of a challenging economic environment, revenue was 2% and operating profit 4% higher year-on-year.

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Liquid nitrogen tank arrives at R&D facility

The UK’s first dedicated clean cold technology R&D facility, run by Dearman, has taken delivery of an Air Products liquid nitrogen storage tank. This is the working fluid in Dearman’s innovative engine technology, which is used to produce zero-emission power and cooling.

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MED approval for Crowcon gas detector

Crowcon – a world leader in portable and fixed gas detection instruments – announces that its portable gas detectors are now approved by the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for use in confined spaces aboard ships.

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Commitment to education further demonstrated

Air Products South Africa has once again demonstrated its ongoing support of young agriculture students with the sponsorship of Inmed’s aquaponics unit at Carel de Wet High School in Vanderbijlpark, close to the company’s flagship production facility.

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The helium market - January 2015

The helium market in 2015 Subscription

7 Jan 2015

From shortages to over-supply, 2014 was a year of sharp turnaround for the global helium business. gasworld looks at the market in 2015 and beyond.

Found in the cloud – December 2014

Found in the cloud – Asset management Subscription

3 Dec 2014

Cylinder tracking is an essential tool for managing a company’s prized assets. Now by deploying cloud data storage and mobile devices, Lockhouse has created another level of asset management for end-users. Helen Carmichael reports.

On the Path to the Hydrogen Economy

Hot topic – The hydrogen revolution is upon us Subscription

8 Apr 2015

A year since the last time we visited developments in the hydrogen economy, the market has continued to establish itself. With major plans in action around the world, Stuart Radnedge believes the time to get involved is now.

Challenges in welding

Challenges in welding – Addressed with technology advancements Subscription

8 Apr 2015

Every business and market faces changes and challenges, whether those are related to labour, cost, quality or other factors. The welding industry, of course, is no different, as Miller Electric’s Joe Ryan and John Leisner explain here.

Fabrication and gas delivery

Fabrication and gas delivery – Choosing the correct gas delivery system Subscription

8 Apr 2015

Whether a large shipyard or in a small steel fabricating shop, there is a common need for welding gases that are delivered and stored in cylinders. There are a variety of ways to supply a wide variety of these applications with gas molecules – the optimum objective is to install a system that will provide cost savings and be able to expand with future growth.

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Regional Markets

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Siemens delivers gas turbines to Mexico

Siemens has received an order for two SGT6-5000F gas turbines and two SGEN6-1000 generators to be installed in Mexico, the plant will have a capacity of 550mW enough to power 300,000 homes.

BCGA - February 2015

BCGA Annual Conference begins

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) Annual Conference 2015 is currently getting underway in Manchester, UK with the official opening speech of new President Richard Gearing.

crowcon

MED approval for Crowcon gas detector

Crowcon – a world leader in portable and fixed gas detection instruments – announces that its portable gas detectors are now approved by the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for use in confined spaces aboard ships.

gasworld conferences

Europe Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Europe Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Budapest, Hungary, 11th - 12th May

MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Middle East & North Africa 2015

MENA Industrial Gas Conference, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 7-9 December 2015

More on conferences

Amsterdam-Netherlands

First for LNG filling in northern Netherlands

GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions has opened the first LNG filling station for trucks in the north of the Netherlands. Located at Leeuwarden, the project is being operated in partnership with the Salland Olie Firezone filling station in Leeuwarden and FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy products cooperative.

BOC Frostcruise

BOC’s FROSTCRUISE commercially launched

Significantly more environmentally friendly, efficient and a reliable cryogenic alternative to diesel-powered refrigeration – the FROSTCRUISE system has been trialled for a number of years, before its commercial launch today, with positive feedback.

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Italy’s Oerlikon’s Drive Systems expands into South America

15 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company has appointed four new distributors to further strengthen its presence in the continent with locations in Argentina, Chile. Columbia and Peru created to support the agricultural, construction, mining and energy sectors.

Fig. 4  A Titan container, Roy Irani

Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry Subscription

2 Apr 2014 | By Dr Roy S Irani

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.

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