Thursday, 26 May 2016

Business deal merger

World's largest ASU relies on MAN compressor

Air Liquide, which is constructing the ASU, is opting for compressor technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo in the design of a new record Air Separation Unit in South Africa.


Whitton named Airgas northern California and Nevada President

Airgas names Matthew B. Whitton the President of its northern California & Nevada region, reporting to Douglas Jones – who is Presidents of Airgas west division.

Merger aquisition deal

BASF chooses Air Liquide expertise

A site at Freeport, Texas, has been chosen as a potential location for a world-scale methane-based propylene complex – which Air Liquide has been selected to assist with as a technology partner.


Shell opens LNG station in Rotterdam

Shell has opened its first LNG fuelling station in Rotterdam Waalhaven, the Netherlands, for trucks operating in Europe.

Working together merger and acquisition United States

FreezPak chooses Plug Power’s GenKey

FreezPak Logistics has selected Plug Power’s full-service GenKey solution for its new cold storage distribution centre freezer warehouse under construction in Carteret, New Jersey.


Funding for ‘smart rocks’ could enable carbon storage

25 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

A professor from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK has received a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Award of €3m ($3.3m) to pursue frontier research into ‘smart rocks’ which could assist in the future storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) underground.

A gas breakfast briefing with ior

The phase out: Impacts of clampdown on F-gases

19 May 2016 | By Rhea Healy

Low global warming potential (GWR) refrigerants were the hot topic at this morning’s ‘Cool Talks’ breakfast briefing, jointly hosted by A-Gas and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR), with a full attendance and packed agenda.

Energy industry green

Energy-from-waste – A troubled technology?

29 Apr 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

Until very recently, Air Products’ Tees Valley energy-from-waste facilities were held aloft as two of the most innovative renewable energy projects in the world, and the first of their kind in the UK. Now, however, as the company prepares to exit the market at a cost of up to $1bn, the decision potentially poses questions of the technology behind those plants.

CO2 from car exhaust

Dearman reveals true extent of diesel-powered emissions

26 Apr 2016 | By Rhea Healy

Clean cold technology company, Dearman, has released new information about the true extent of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel-powered transport refrigeration units, following a study into the matter.

Financial analysis United states

Curtain call: Final financial results from Airgas

Airgas has released what will be its final full year financial results in a less-than traditional way. In anticipation of its looming merger with industrial gas corporation, Air Liquide, Airgas has not conducted a quarterly earnings conference call or issued financial guidance for the upcoming quarter. Instead, the US firm opted to release a lone 10-K filing report, last night.

Challenges continue to mount in China steel sector – October 2014

Drastic losses confirmed by Kaimeite Gases

The 2015 annual report of Hunan Kaimeite Gases Co. Ltd recorded a drastic decline in both revenue and profit for the company, largely due to its exposure to the plunging price of crude oil and related products.

Stock market finance business

Suzhou Oxygen Plant Co. listed in NEEQ

Suzhou Oxygen Plant Co. Ltd (SOPC), an established air separation plant (ASU) manufacturer in China, has been approved in the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ) index and began trading from 27th April 2016.

Financial flat market graph

Air Water reports flat financials despite economy woes

Air Water Inc. has released its full-year financials, ending on 31st March 2016, in which the corporation managed to stay afloat amid the current economic slowdown in China.

Trailing shields

HFT breaks “all technological boundaries” Video

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has unveiled its latest, unique Weld Purge Monitor® which the company claims breaks “all technological boundaries in one instrument.”

photo cylinder

‘Smart’ cylinder tracking solution from Thingple

Shanghai-based business, Thingple Inc., has introduced a new cylinder management system which incorporates several modern ‘smart’ technology features for easier asset tracking.

Co2 business image 1 - July 2015

Carbon capture from fuel cell technology in US partnership

FuelCell Energy, Inc., a fuel cell power plant manufacturer, has entered into an agreement with Texas-based ExxonMobil Corporation to develop carbonate fuel cell technology in carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plants.

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Electronics market

Sensirion releases most accurate digital humidity sensor

Sensirion AG, a sensor solution specialist from Switzerland, has developed its most accurate digital humidity sensor as part of its SHT3x series.

Pressure gauge

Rotarex Firetec introduces new inert gas pressure regulator

Rotarex Firetec, a business unit of Rotarex SA, has introduced a next-generation constant-flow pressure regulator for fixed fire protection systems that use inert gas (IG).

Supplement, Sf1, Going with the flow – August 2015

FCI unveils new flow switch monitor

Fluid Components International (FCI), a flow and measurement application specialist, has designed a new flow switch monitor for flow detection and alarming in air, gases and liquids.

Specialty gases sampling

New sampling conditioning unit from E Instruments

E instruments has designed a new sampling conditioning unit to remove any sign of moisture from sampling points for the maintenance and tuning of burners, boilers and incinerators.


Airgas ASU

Air Liquide completes Airgas acquisition

Air Liquide has just announced the expected completion of the acquisition of Airgas, Inc., a $13.4bn deal first revealed in November 2015 and recently the subject of all necessary closing conditions and approvals.

Financial business statistics

Linde divests Chemogas business

The management of Chemogas NV, a leading international provider of packaged chemical gases and related services, and Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux have announced the agreement to acquire the company from The Linde Group.


Spain selected to host WHEC for first time

In a first for the country, Spain has been selected to host the latest convention of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) which will take place from 13th-16th June 2016, in Zaragoza.

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