All Columnists articles – Page 9

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    News

    Airgas: A long awaited acquisition?

    2015-11-23T06:00:00Z

    The earth shook in the global gases business last week, with the news that Air Liquide had agreed the $13.4bn acquisition of fellow Tier One company Airgas, Inc., signalling a potentially seismic shift in the structure of the industry.

  • gavin oberholzer
    Features

    Time to re-assess ERP?

    2015-11-04T10:35:00Z

    With the gases industry arguably maximising its operations more than ever before, Gavin Oberholzer of business solutions provider HSO asks in this exclusive column for gasworld.com whether it’s time to re-assess Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

  • Michael blondin - Magazine September 2015
    Features

    Why it’s ‘game on’ for new growth drivers in the bulk distribution field

    2015-09-02T10:27:00Z

    The main factors that drive demand in the bulk distribution equipment industry are mainly new business and organic growth, the replacement of ageing equipment, and any new applications that arise for distribution equipment.

  • Ravin mirchandani, MACK VALVES – August 2015
    Features

    Innovation – let the good ideas flow

    2015-08-05T06:03:00Z

    Recently, when visiting our R D Team for a review meeting, Chris Browell our Head of R D, made an observation that left me pondering. He said, “To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. But to the engineer, that glass is ...

  • Adamo screnci – McPHY ENERGY – June 2015
    Features

    Hydrogen – The green key to renewables

    2015-06-03T06:23:00Z

    The good news is that more and more energy from renewable sources is being produced every day. The bad news is that far too much of it is wasted. In the ‘use it or lose it’ energy game, intermittent renewable energy (IRR) is suffering. Enter hydrogen – when produced ‘greenly’ ...

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    Features

    Just crystal ball gazing?

    2015-05-12T11:46:00Z

    French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher of science Jules Henri Poincaré once stated, “It is far better to foresee even without certainty, than not to foresee at all.” That resonates with me today in Budapest, for very different reasons.

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    Features

    Business in a bipolar market

    2015-05-11T14:13:00Z

    Several years ago when writing about the US market I asked – when you’re way out in front, where is there to go? It may not be quite the same question facing Europe, but a similar conundrum exists in the region – how to realise the next wave of growth? ...

  • Toby Peters, Dearman
    Features

    Cold – The new hot topic

    2015-04-30T07:17:00Z

    Cold has long been the Cinderella of the energy debate, but that might just be changing. Toby Peters, Senior Group Managing Director of Dearman, argues that the challenge is now to turn growing awareness into action and that the international gas industry has an opportunity to play a leading role ...

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Small-scale LNG – Evolving, evolved, or on the crest of a wave?

    2015-04-29T07:17:00Z

    Just two years ago the demand for LNG was almost unsustainable as new energy applications were being developed and the price against oil was favourable for this alternative energy source. Keith Stewart reflects on how this market has changed.

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    News

    Italy’s Oerlikon’s Drive Systems expands into South America

    2015-04-15T11:36:00Z

    The company has appointed four new distributors to further strengthen its presence in the continent with locations in Argentina, Chile. Columbia and Peru created to support the agricultural, construction, mining and energy sectors.

  • Fig. 4  A Titan container, Roy Irani
    Features

    Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry

    2014-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post ...

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry

    2014-02-05T00:00:00Z

    As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.

  • Welding health and safety
    Features

    Future bright as new year in welding begins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The future of welding is closely linked to the manufacturing industry, which is currently showing no signs of real growth. There are many issues in the macro-environment to deal with, but welding remains a challenging and exciting industry to be in as 2014 unfolds.

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
    Features

    Lean and green in cryogenic distribution

    2013-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Let’s face it, there is almost no product differentiation in industrial gas. In today’s ultra- competitive market, with tight margins and pressure to optimise operational efficiencies, increasing productivity in distribution and reducing the carbon footprint has never been more important.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Setting standards in the LNG industry

    2013-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Fuelling ships in the Nordic regions; shale gas fields in the US; vehicle use across the globe; an energy resource to power major cities in China and other developing countries - these are just some of the applications which demonstrate the incredible scope and breadth of the LNG industry.

  • Petra Barelds, Hygear
    Features

    Preparing the ‘energy soup'

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Today, in a time when the consequences of CO2-emissions are becoming more and more noticeable - especially now that the CO2-level in the atmosphere recently reached the level of 400 ppm - the industry, governments and individuals can no longer ignore their responsibility.

  • Eric Prades, Air Liquide
    Features

    Hydrogen technologies are ready to be deployed

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Hydrogen is an agile energy that can address several markets, and the development prospects are numerous. Hydrogen could also play a key role in the valorisation of renewable energy sources and the challenging electric grid balancing.

  • Hans Stuker
    Features

    Torn apart – One company, one technology, trying to serve two worlds

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    In the almost 10 years existence of Cryonorm Projects we have been trying to serve two types of clients by simply using one single competence and technology. An absolutely rational and logical approach one would say, but reality and experience show that such a conclusion is at least questionable.

  • Alan Buxton
    Features

    Gasol: an important alliance with Socar Trading in West Africa

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Gasol plc, the West African Energy development company, is working to provide African gas to the next generation. The latest piece of the puzzle, Gasol’s alliance with Socar Trading S.A., brings its ‘LNG to power’ strategy much closer to reality. The tie-up with includes an investment in Gasol in the ...

  • John Scowcroft
    Features

    A clean, cost-competitive climate change solution

    2013-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The real objective must be to limit global average temperature increases to no more than 2ºC in a way that is sustainable and that costs the least amount. CCS is not a silver bullet, it doesn’t provide the complete solution, but it is certainly part of the solution.