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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 ...

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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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    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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    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 ...

  • Air Products’ helium production facility in Doe Canyon, Colorado
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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.