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    Nominations open for WEMCO 2021 Excellence in Welding award

    2021-02-25T08:53:00Z

    The Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), in partnership with the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Welding Awards.

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    CO2Concrete rebrands as CarbonBuilt

    2021-02-24T08:43:00Z

    CO2Concrete has rebranded as CarbonBuilt to better align its mission to store significant amounts of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in concrete used for the built environment.

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    CVD appoints Lakios as President and CEO

    2021-02-24T08:27:00Z

    CVD Equipment Corporation has appointed Emmanuel Lakios as President and CEO.

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    nexAir opens new facility in Florida

    2021-02-23T15:31:00Z

    nexAir has opened a new facility in Panama City, Florida.

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    Atlas Copco USA supports relief efforts in Texas

    2021-02-23T13:08:00Z

    Atlas Copco USA’s employee-driven Water for All programme is providing the state of Texas with fresh, clean drinking water in partnership with Can’d Aid.

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    Expert TIG welders insist on pure argon

    2021-02-09T16:53:00Z

    Tungsten inert gas or TIG welding is the gold standard for welding metals. Many consider it the ideal welding procedure for components travelling into outer space. It’s known as the highest-purity form of manual/hand welding, renowned for its refinement, repeatability and accuracy. There are other automated processes, such as electron-beam ...

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    Solutions to keep hospitals supplied with oxygen

    2021-02-02T11:42:00Z

    SYOXSA, Inc. is overcoming challenges to supply hospitals with life-saving oxygen needed to treat coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in the El Paso area of Texas.

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    Gas Masters to the rescue

    2021-02-01T11:45:00Z

    In 2020, for over 38 consecutive weeks, Weldcoa’s Gas Masters Team remotely trained and shared industry specific concepts related to fill plant operations to over 2,200 unique registrants in 11 different countries. In total, Weldcoa delivered 70 live webinars between April and December last year. 

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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.