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JM Science's new AQ-300

AQ-300 from JM Science

19 Aug 2014 | By T.J. Houpes

JM Science’s AQUACOUNTER® Coulometric Karl Fischer Titrator (AQ-300) is an easy-to-use coulometric titrator that has six built-in calculation modes to accommodate solid, liquid, and gas samples

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New Analyzer from METTLER TOLEDO

As a critical part of many quality control procedures, particularly in the food industry, METTLER TOLEDO’s new HE53 halogen moisture analyzer provides reliable moisture results in just a few minutes, giving companies maximum control over their manufacturing processes and optimum product quality.

Natalie Hampton

Hampton new GM at Turbinesinc-Odessa

Turbines, Inc. has appointed Natalie Hampton to the position of General Manager at Turbinesinc-Odessa, LLC, located in West Texas.


New VH Series valves from Harrison Valve™

Harrison Valve™ has released a new line of robust industrial gas valves for high pressure DOT and UN ISO cylinders from 4,500-6,000 psi service pressure.


Mobile gas chromatogprahy with FROG-4000

New Star Environmental has introduced the FROG-4000, a fully contained purge and trap gas chromatography (GC) system with analytical capabilities that are comparable to a commercial lab with the advantage of its compact size.


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elemantar's vario MAX Cube Analyzer

Laboratory Instrument Design in the Era of High Helium Prices Subscription

By Jean Bernius

While the Pittcon show consistently showcases an abundance of cutting edge products, equipment, and technology, certain booths or demonstrations offer more for the specialty gas audience than others. This year, a company called elementar featured and presented a CN analyzer that uses argon instead of helium as a carrier gas. The presentation was captivating, and worth sharing with SGR readers.

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Acetylene welding health and safety

Linde launches worldwide acetylene safety initiative

15 Jul 2014 | Updated: 15 Jul 2014

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has announced the launch of its worldwide safety program to improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers.

Fine Tubes' new India location

Fine Tubes Relocates India Office

26 May 2014

Fine Tubes has announced that it is strategically relocating its office in India to keep up with the growing demand for its high quality tubing products.

Global Gases new facility

Global Gases opens first fill plant in India

25 Mar 2014

Global Gases India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has announced the opening of its new industrial gases fill plant located in the Chennai Industrial Area in Tamil Nadu, India.

MOCON lab.

New Baltics distributor for MOCON/Lippke

25 Oct 2013

Enabling it to provide more ‘customized attention’ to customers in the Baltic States region, Lippke (a MOCON company) has signed a distributor agreement with Interautomatika UAB, of Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Industrial Scientific surpasses 100,000 detectors on iNet® system

25 Oct 2013

Industrial Scientific has announced that more than 100,000 gas monitors are now operating on iNET®, the industry’s only Gas Detection as a Service solution.



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Effective Complaint Management: One Key to FDA Compliance Subscription

Effectively handling customer complaints, while not the most popular in the pantheon of business processes, is an essential component of successful FDA compliance programs. Many drug manufacturers treat complaint management programs as a nuisance, or ignore the issue entirely. This attitude usually results in those firms getting trapped into a cycle of solving the same problem over and over. The FDA places great emphasis on managing customer complaints. The reality is, knowing the techniques ...

Electronic Fluorocarbons SF6 ISO skid

Spotlight on SF6 Subscription

Sulfur hexafluoride, known more commonly as SF6, is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic, liquefied gas. It is one of the most stable gaseous chemicals, and its octahedral structure consists of one sulfur atom surrounded by six fluorine atoms.

Line of Servomex analyzers

Made in the USA Subscription

Servomex, a world expert in gas analysis with headquarters in the United Kingdom, is expanding its US operations in Woburn, Massachusetts. 

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Specialty Gas for the Independent Distributor Subscription

Virtually a new kid on the specialty gases block, Tier 5 Labs, LLC was founded in January 2013 in Naperville, Illinois. Formed to provide specialty gases to the independent gas and welding distributor in North America, this scratch start laboratory began production of high accuracy gases in July 2013. Since then, it has sharpened its focus. Tier 5 Labs’ mission today is to maintain an independent manufacturing and supply source for the high end offering of technically accurate specialty ...

Linde supply facility

Managing Environmental Impact Potential of Electronic Materials Usage in the Semiconductor Industry Subscription

Materials suppliers to the semiconductor industry are required to handle and process chemicals and gases which are potentially hazardous to both people and the environment. As one of these companies, Linde identifies and manages the environmental risks associated with the handling of electronic materials throughout their lifecycle from synthesis to disposal, including transportation and usage at the customer site. 

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Amid the Global Specialty Gas Community, Founder of Japan’s Specialty Gas Industry Celebrates 100 Years Subscription

Takachiho has always been known as the pioneer of specialty gases in Japan, but now the worldwide gas industry knows that its Chairman is also a pioneer in longevity; Masashi Egami, founder of Takachiho, recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

Inside the Lab Subscription

When setting up a gas distribution system in a laboratory or any other type of facility, the safety of all personnel must be taken into consideration. It is important to meet all local and federal codes, such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Uniform Fire Code (UFC), Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the International Building Code (IBC), and Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA).

Cylinder explosion

Dangerous Gas Mixtures: Avoiding Cylinder Accidents Subscription

In the last 10 years a number of serious incidents have occurred as a result of inexperienced individuals filling high pressure gas cylinders with gas mixtures that caused the cylinders to rupture unexpectedly. When this happens it can not only cause serious injury and/or physical damage, it creates a significant hazard to the first responders to the incident. 

Specialty Gases -- Worth Their Weight in Gold

Specialty Gases – Worth Their Weight in Gold Subscription

High purity specialty gases are frequently delivered to laboratories and research facilities, food and beverage plants, and medical facilities. It is not often that these gases are associated with the gold trade. Yet ultra high purity gases play a pivotal role across the spectrum of gold mining and the subsequent metallurgical processing, purification, and refining of ore into gold bars. 

Changing the Standards for Leak Detection Fluids

Changing the Standards for Leak Detection Fluids Subscription

The type and use of leak detection fluids in the gases industry has evolved significantly in the last decade. Recent new concerns involving the current crop of leak detection fluids in general use today is set to trigger changes in industry standards and business practices for medical gas firms. This article looks at the evolution of leak detection fluids, these new and evolving concerns, and what actions firms need to consider in the near future to stay in compliance. History


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