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    The US distributor type business

    2021-01-18T12:57:00Z

    It is hard to start any article regarding business in 2020 without mentioning the impact the management of the pandemic and the subsequent effect on the economy and markets. Like other parts of the industrial gas business, the US distributor type business (DTB) that includes packaged gases and hardgoods has ...

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    Help is at hand

    2021-01-18T12:35:00Z

    Faced with changing demographics over the last decade where buyers are shifting to online shopping, further accelerated by our current global pandemic, the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) is offering its members a way to improve their e-commerce strategy.

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    Telemetry innovations for gas users and suppliers

    2021-01-18T12:49:00Z

    The gas industry began using telemetry several years ago when suppliers developed technology for monitoring pressure differential in bulk gas systems. Having remote access to information provided great advantages to customers and suppliers, but there has been a hesitancy in some circles to embrace telemetry, perhaps because of unease about ...

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    Changing world order

    2021-01-18T12:41:00Z

    Some independent packaged gases distributor owners and managers met in the second week of February 2020 to share best practices. The final person to speak asked this question of his colleagues: Has anyone thought about the impacts of a pandemic?

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    Meeting demands, staying innovative

    2021-01-18T12:24:00Z

    For Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company, 2020 was a strong year for its specialty gas sector with an increased demand for products such as its changeover systems. In the last 12 months, Harris also provided critical help in setting up temporary hospitals to treat overspill patients suffering from ...

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    Options and limitations with digital strategies

    2021-01-18T12:15:00Z

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 are behind us, and they revealed several staggering statistics. Black Friday in-store shopping tanked by 52% while online spending surged 22%. Cyber Monday sales were expected to reach $13bn – a 60% increase from 2019’s $7.8bn. Yes, the pandemic has driven the dramatic increase ...

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    10 minutes with… Jim Herring

    2021-01-18T13:04:00Z

    Thanks for taking ten minutes with gasworld. What have we interrupted in your schedule today?

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    Recovery business

    2020-12-03T17:12:00Z

    The dramatic rise in helium prices has made it financially attractive for Arencibia to recover exhaust streams that otherwise would not make economic sense. For instance, we are now recovering helium exhaust streams that suffer from very significant dilution, impurities and low volumes.

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    New home for growing manufacturer

    2020-12-03T16:49:00Z

    Tekno Valves North America has been serving the North American compressed gas/liquefied gas marketplace since its founding in 2009 as the exclusive representative and distributor of Tekno Valves. As one of the world’s leading manufacturer’s of industrial, medical, and specialty gas cylinder valves, Tekno Valves currently enjoys market share in ...

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    ‘Most innovative year yet’

    2020-12-03T16:57:00Z

    Deemed an essential business during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a demanding year for family-owned business Cyl-Tec, as it continued to serve its customers while producing new and innovative products.

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    Staying cool in a crisis

    2020-12-02T12:38:00Z

    Dry ice producers, distributors and equipment makers are bracing themselves for a spike in demand next year, with concerns there will be a tightening in the availability of dry ice for storage and distribution of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines.

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    Business picks up in third quarter

    2020-12-02T12:06:00Z

    Hardgoods and gas revenues improved in the third quarter (Q3), according to the latest results of the Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    CO2 fundamentals and safety, part one

    2020-12-02T14:17:00Z

    The carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) molecule is composed of one carbon atom covalently bonded to two oxygen atoms. At less than 0.04%, carbon dioxide is still the fourth most common gas present in the earth’s atmosphere. Natural sources of CO 2 include volcanic outgassing, forest fires, biomass decay, ...

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    Testing requirements for CO2

    2020-12-02T14:26:00Z

    In the developed world markets, such as the US, the lion’s share of merchant carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) product is sold to the food and beverage industries, often representing about 70% of total production, and the balance is industrial usage. Then, of this greater 70% food and beverage usage, ...

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    Cryogenic containers set for vital role

    2020-12-02T12:49:00Z

    One of the biggest influences on our lives and industry in 2021 will be the roll out of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, and cryogenic containers are set to play a key role in a return to normality. Cryogenic shippers and equipment makers, as well as dry ice producers/distributors and equipment ...

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    Getting you back on the road

    2020-12-02T14:41:00Z

    Eighteen months after the birth of Premier Cryogenic Services, LLC (PCS), the company is busy, backlogged and building for the future. Despite the challenges presented to businesses by the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, PCS has been working hard to provide essential rehabs, retests and repairs of cryogenic equipment from its ...

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    Computers Unlimited Users Group Conference

    2020-12-02T13:03:00Z

    The theme this year, A Digital Transformation , took on several different meanings at the Computers Unlimited/TIMS Software Annual Users Group Conference. For the first time in over 40 years of hosting an in-person event, customers, prospective customers, and vendors watched recorded sessions, listened in on live panel discussions, and ...

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    Remote control

    2020-12-02T14:33:00Z

    During the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, Fives Cryo Inc. did one of its repair jobs remotely with the help of a Go-Pro. At the time, it was thought of as an emergency and temporary measure, a solution to the social distancing restrictions in place to stop the spread of the virus. ...

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    Benjamin Franklin’s telemetry advice for 2021

    2020-12-02T16:29:00Z

    If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. At this time last year, when many of us were charting our 2020 goals, budgets, and projects, who could have accurately forecast the events that were to come? Many of our plans, both professional and personal, were so suddenly ...

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    Numerous challenges in helium exploration

    2020-11-03T11:37:00Z

    A decade’s worth of news stories on helium shortages and prices have led to a migration of oil gas exploration and production companies (E P) into the helium development space. For any newcomer, there is plenty of romance with helium. Its scarcity, rising prices and high-tech applications have ...