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Hydrogen remains a solid growth platform for the industrial gas industry. Industrial gas companies supply large quantities of hydrogen through their on-site pipeline (OSP) business that are used by oil and gas refineries, basic and specialty chemical manufacturers, and food processors.
Compressed industrial gases, fuel gases and refrigerants rely on cylinders for their distribution. As the world goes green, the trends in cylinder technology are also heading in that direction. Cylinder manufacturers, industrial gas operators and end-users are all equally impacted by these dynamics.
Oxygen is a vigorous oxidiser and as pressures, temperatures, and use concentrations have increased, fire incidents have increased — both big and small. Since the early days of oxygen use, historic tragedies like NASA’s Apollo 1 oxygen fire in 1967 have driven innovation to promote understanding.