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  • Vacation Out of Work
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    ‘Out of Office’ – Vacation times vary worldwide

    2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

    During my annual leave in my hometown in Michigan recently, I was talking to my father and brother about vacation time in the US compared to other developed countries, where a sharp contrast exists when it comes to vacation days.

  • Sam Sterling
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    A new take on an old tale

    2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Hydrogen energy has been used extensively in the aerospace industry since the 1960s; today the technology is coming back to Earth. New innovations and cost reductions are once again building a hype for hydrogen, as new data supports market-based solutions. Is this the tipping point in a clean energy revolution? ...

  • Keith Stewart
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    Leaders lead and followers follow

    2012-08-29T00:00:00Z

    At the recent gasworld conference in Singapore I was given the honour of being asked to chair the final session with John Raquet in the Consultants Corner. During the session, a very topical question was raised that I happily took on: how do you stop someone taking your intellectual property? ...

  • Olivier Blachier
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    Gas supply solutions for the next generation in electronics

    2012-08-29T00:00:00Z

    The electronics industry has over the years become a $300+bn industry covering various classes of technologies, characterised by the rapid introduction of new high-tech end-products that swiftly become commodity products, from a consumer perspective.

  • Teresa Boehl
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    Important on Earth and in space – liquid oxygen

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    You wouldn’t necessarily think of cryogens as having a story. But they do indeed, and in the case of liquid oxygen, it’s quite a fascinating and varied narrative, as regular columnist Theresa Boehl explains.

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    A unique portfolio in healthcare

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    We plan to extend further our leadership position in the homecare market through the development of innovative programmes to improve patient’s health outcomes and quality of life, while providing cost effective solutions to payers, explains Air Liquide’s Pascal Vinet.

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    10 minutes with...Christophe Chalier

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Take ten minutes out to catch-up with Christophe Chalier, Managing Director of SOXAL Singapore. Chalier discusses the gases business in South East Asia, the clean energies market, success in the SIngapore market and much more.

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
    Features

    Managing in our cultural workplace

    2012-06-27T00:00:00Z

    The chances are that most of us deal with people and colleagues from different cultures on a regular basis, and the chances are that we take many things for granted when interacting with them.

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    Setting the template for food & beverage gases

    2012-06-27T00:00:00Z

    As a result of the lack of benefit for significant potential investment, we don’t currently see the specification for medical gases changing in the US anytime soon. For food grade gases though, it is a different story and there is more pressure on purity specifications.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Safety valves, numbers and accountants...

    2012-05-23T00:00:00Z

    So, with this being gas world’s safety issue, I thought I should write a bit about the subject and in particular, safety valves. These are installed in systems and piping to ensure they protect the pressure containing components from pressure increases that could result in damage to plant, equipment or ...