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    Oxygen cleaning: fundamental fire protection

    2021-02-01T11:57:00Z

    One autumn afternoon in 2013, operators initiated startup of a new basic oxygen furnace (BOF) located at a steel plant in the Midwest. Inside the furnace, six natural gas burners were each paired with an oxygen lance to achieve optimal combustion. Despite several reported anomalies in pressure and flow, the ...

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    Sustainable solutions utilising oxygen

    2021-02-01T12:18:00Z

    AirSep Corporation, a CAIRE Inc. company located in Buffalo, New York, has manufactured oxygen systems for over 34 years building, strong relationships with customers all around the world to help maximise their business needs using PSA and Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption (VPSA) technology.

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    Mixed reality for improved operations

    2021-02-01T12:27:00Z

    For Illinois-based Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has sped up the introduction of mixed reality technologies to help support its ever-growing customer base.

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    Ken Thompson: Distributors expand gases-related presence

    2021-02-01T12:38:00Z

    In the early 1960s, Union Carbide’s Linde Division, Airco, and National Cylinder Gas began aligning with welding supplies distributors to expand their respective presence in cylinder gases distribution. Each of the major gas producers recognised the logistics costs in serving small end users and responded by establishing networks of independent ...

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    KAG delivers during pandemic disruption

    2021-02-01T12:47:00Z

    Q A with John Frinzi, Executive Vice-President, Kenan Advantage Group’s KAG Merchant Gas

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    Emergency services

    2021-02-01T13:01:00Z

    One of the problems which has put pressure on oxygen availability at hospitals has been frozen vaporisers, and companies like Brio Services have been stepping in with emergency assistance over the last year. Brio also continued with its air separation unit (ASU) and cryogenic tank painting and fireproofing in 2020, ...

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    The water-energy nexus

    2021-02-01T13:11:00Z

    September 2020, water joined precious metals, oil and other commodity futures traded on Wall Street amid fears of scarcity. In October, Chart Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, announced its acquisition of the water cleantech company BlueInGreen, LLC., which Chart’s CEO ...

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    A staple industrial gas business looking beyond the pandemic

    2021-02-01T16:14:00Z

    This article comes as we are almost a year into dealing with the global pandemic and the subsequent effect on the US economy and business markets. Like other parts of the industrial gas business, US air gases, the bread and butter of the industrial gas (IG) business, has been impacted ...

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    CO2 fundamentals and safety, part two

    2021-01-20T16:53:00Z

    Last month in part one of this article, we discussed the makeup of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and the four phases or states of matter for CO 2 that we typically deal with (solid, liquid, vapor, and supercritical fluid). On a pressure-temperature phase diagram we learned where these ...

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    Selecting on-site gas mixers for welding shield gases

    2021-01-20T17:08:00Z

    A common application for on-site gas mixing is creation of shield gas mixtures for welding. An on-site gas mixer may be used for one welder or hundreds of welders. On-site gas mixing allows the user to control the gas mixture from a single point; gas mixers with gas analysers improve ...

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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.