Transporting Compressed Gases


They go by many names — packs, cages, racks, bundles — but they all do the same thing. They hold gas. To gas suppliers and gas users these hard-working items are vital to moving molecules, and the compressed gas industry depends on their proper, efficient, and safe use. Manifolded cylinder packs, or MCPs, act as a mobile battery for transporting compressed gases and are an important part of that supply chain.

 Available in many different configurations, MCPs move gas from the wholesaler to medium-scale users, who are found in a vast assortment of industries.

Highly combustible gases bundled about at tremendous pressures are extremely dangerous. The role of manifolded cylinder packs is to contain the gas at high pressure, protect it, distribute the gas at a safe working pressure, and finally — but most importantly — keep the end-user safe. With so much at stake, it is understandable why gas companies are particular about their MCP provider. The competition is small, but extremely fierce. MCP can be made by local manufacturers who produce according to customer specification. While not specialists in this field, these makers can be reliable. There are also large companies who make MCPs, along with other accessories, for the compressed gas and welding industry. And finally, there are a few companies that specialize in the manufacture of cylinder manifolds and packs.

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