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    Turning reserves into reliable supply

    2020-11-03T10:30:00Z

    It is an exciting time for North American Helium (NAH), but for CEO and Chairman Nick Snyder the focus is to make the upstream helium exploration and production business “boring”.

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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 ...

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    SEPURAN® Membranes

    2020-11-03T10:09:00Z

    Since the beginning of the Helium Shortage 3.0, specialty chemicals group Evonik has seen increasing interest in membranes for helium purification, especially in Canada and the US.

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    Outlook for helium in microelectronics in Covid-19 era

    2020-11-03T10:21:00Z

    The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been devasting to the global economy. During most recessions the more typical or normal behaviour is for consumers to cut spending on discretionary items including technology goods and for businesses to delay investment in new PCs, equipment, to conserve cash and wait ...

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    Belief in the Ladder of success

    2020-11-03T11:27:00Z

    Durell Johnson’s career has come full circle. Twenty years after ending his association with the Ladder Creek Helium Plant, Johnson began 2020 as its new owner. Far from seeing it as a sentimental step back, Johnson has returned to complete a vision of making Ladder Creek one of the most ...

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    Changing helium landscape

    2020-11-03T11:53:00Z

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed our lives and disrupted business, shifting demands since the start of the global pandemic in March. Helium entered 2020 in short supply, but has the impacted of Covid-19 changed the supply-demand balance? And what is driving demand?

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    Full composite cylinders

    2020-11-02T16:04:00Z

    Over nearly 60 years, composite technologies utilising high strength, lightweight carbon fiber have made significant strides in reducing the weight and increasing the strength properties of many different products used in everyday life. Composites are increasingly used in the manufacture of aircraft, wind turbine blades, bicycles, and cylinders for high ...

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    Helium gas diaphragm valves

    2020-11-02T16:23:00Z

    Helium gas providers are continually striving for improved means to deliver their products to an increasingly demanding customer base. To fulfill this perpetually advancing need, helium providers pursue a race for excellence in providing the best possible technological solutions captured in some of the world’s most advanced equipment to serve ...

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    Helium swings from tight supply to surplus

    2020-11-02T16:40:00Z

    Helium supply remained tight for the past two years until mid-March when across the globe countries went into lockdown to rein in the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), causing a global recession.

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    Lifesaver

    2020-11-02T16:58:00Z

    On the 112th anniversary of the first liquefaction of helium by the great Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes at the University of Leiden, Quantum Design (QD), together with other cryogenic instrumentation companies and scientific institutions around the world, celebrated 10th July as ‘Helium Conservation Day’. While it might be tempting ...

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    Helium logistics

    2020-11-02T17:13:00Z

    Founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in its almost 60 years of business, Gardner Cryogenics has produced more than 1,900 cryogenic tanks, the first of which is still operational today.

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    Notes on a scandal: Three weeks of turmoil at Nikola Corporation

    2020-11-02T06:00:00Z

    It is easy to fall from grace, especially in the public eye. The hard part is to earn respect and keep it. That’s the challenge facing Nikola Corporation, since the company was rocked by scandal in September and subsequently revealed the departure of its founder and former Chairman Trevor Milton. ...

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    Sauer Compressors USA

    2020-11-02T15:46:00Z

    Established in 1998, Sauer Compressors USA stands as one of 13 subsidiaries of Sauer Compressors, a global group of companies, founded more than 130 years ago as a brass foundry in the North German city of Kiel.

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    Covid-19: Will helium markets ‘thread the needle’?

    2020-11-02T11:27:00Z

    Covid-19 has dominated the headlines since it first entered the picture in January 2020 and the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic on 11th March. All of our day-to-day lives have been affected and almost every business and industry has been impacted in some way.

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    Helium mobile pipeline

    2020-11-02T17:06:00Z

    Historically, steel tube trailers have been the only choice for transporting bulk quantities of compressed gasses. However, advances in composite technologies have made it possible to utilise composite cylinders that are considerably lighter than Type-I tube trailers. Steel tube trailers limit operational efficiencies due to the weight of the cylinders ...

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    Biogas

    2020-10-01T09:44:00Z

    The need for additional carbon dioxide sources

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    CO2 safety for the beverage industry

    2020-10-01T10:07:00Z

    Those working in beverage and brewing industries continue to be at the highest risk of injury and potential fatalities regarding carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) exposure and CO 2 leaks.

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    10 minutes with… David Burdick

    2020-10-01T09:32:00Z

    David Burdick, Division Manager at Reliant Gases, thanks for taking 10 minutes out with gasworld. What have we interrupted in your schedule today?

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    Industrial System Engineering

    2020-10-01T08:47:00Z

    Experience and focus on gas efficiency

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    Nitro trend

    2020-10-01T14:57:00Z

    Increasing numbers of nitrogenated beverages are on the market… what does this mean for CO 2 ?