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    Helium

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Change: an act or process through which something becomes different; change may be used for such a difference in a thing that it becomes something else; change may also be used for substituting one thing for another.

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    Helium Shortage 3.0

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    As we close out 2019 and look toward 2020, Helium Shortage 3.0 continues to be the primary focal point for gas companies who trade helium or end-users who rely on helium in their businesses.

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    Privatising the US Federal Helium Programme

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    This article complements previous articles and describes the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) declining role in providing helium to worldwide markets. It provides further transparency to the helium industry and the public at large on the plans to offer for sale the Federal Helium Programme real property, and all US ...

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    Helium supply reliability comes at a price

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Helium supply has fluctuated from a slight surplus when the large Qatar 2 production came fully on-stream in 2014, to in-balance with the supply disruption of the Qatar blockage in June 2017, to tight supply beginning spring 2018.

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    10 minutes with… Swapnil Vichare

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Swapnil Vichare, Group General Manager – Operations at Global Gases Group, as he discusses Global Gases’ portfolio of gases, what he expects to see from the helium business in 2020 and what Global Gases is doing to overcome challenges in the helium supply chain.

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    10 minutes with… Joachim Rödiger

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Joachim Rödiger, Joint-Managing Director and Co-Owner of STÖHR ARMATUREN, as he discusses

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    Talent management

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    The topic ‘Future of Work’ has become a mainstream talking point over the last 5-7 years, principally driven by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the workforce in the not too distant future.

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    An introduction to… Jumper connections

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    At the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH, a new accelerator facility called FAIR will be built within next years.

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    Helium in South Africa

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    Emerging helium and LNG producer Renergen broke ground at its flagship gas project in South Africa at the end of November (2019).

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    Future-proofing industrial gases

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    One of the big topics of the last year for the global industrial gases business has been the future-proofing of the industry, as it simultaneously comes up against and leverages the opportunities of various external trends.

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    2020 vision

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    During pivotal times of change for our industry, what you think you create, what you feel you attract, and what you imagine you become, writes William J. Kroll.

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    Oxy-fuel cutting process automation

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    There is still significant potential for increasing the efficiency of oxy-fuel cutting technology. The higher level of process automation is a prerequisite.

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    Forerunner of the future

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    With the motto Praenuntius Futuri (Forerunner of the Future), the USS Albacore was commissioned in 1953 as an experimental vessel to test submarine hydrodynamics and ended up revolutionizing submarine design.

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    NorTECH not only sells, but educates

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Norco looks to foster relationships at center for latest robotic and welding equipment, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    IWDC Annual PurityPlus® Annual Meeting preview

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Members, industry experts and approved vendors of the IWDC PurityPlus® program will converge at the Wild Dunes Resort in beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina for the Annual PurityPlus® Meeting on February 4-6.

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    The era of the cobot is here

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Automation can ease labor shortage, attract younger workers – but will it also take jobs?

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    Making a success of online retail

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Indiana Oxygen Company’s e-commerce business is thriving. Here’s how they do it…

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    Controlling gas surge

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Is that “whoooshhhh” sound the start of gas shielding pre-flow, or is it the sound of flushing money down the drain?

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    Clearing the air for tank manufacturers

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Regardless of industry, manufacturers that depend on high volume welding production agree on one thing: weld fumes are bad news.

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    Who likes a low-down, lousy, leaking pump seal?

    2020-01-03T06:00:00Z

    Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed the first three of five simple, yet critical things operators can do to extend the life of the pump seals on the external cryogenic centrifugal pumps they operate.