Gas Profiles


Natural gas – Essential, everyday but unpredictable


Used in heating, cooking and electricity production, many facets of modern life could not exist without the fossil fuel natural gas.

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Calibration gases – The precision genre

2011-11-18T13:38:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

This month’s gas report looks to Gasco Affiliates, LLC, a specialist calibration gas company, for an informed insight into the precise science that is, calibration gases.


Dry ice – A significance that’s far from subliminal

2011-11-18T10:35:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

Dry ice comes in many forms, from pellets to slices, and serves a range of applications, from standard refrigeration to revolutionary blast cleaning – as gasworld reveals.

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Chloro chemicals – Tied to China

2011-10-01T13:10:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Chloro chemicals are a group of compounds defined by their chlorine content. Jane Dawson explores the market for chloro chemicals in this month's gas report.

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Nitrous oxide – Not a laughing matter

2011-09-01T11:04:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Commonly known as laughing gas or sweet air, nitrous oxide (N2O) is a colourless, non-flammable gas with a slightly sweet aroma. Jane Dawson explains the market dynamics for this gas.

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Laser gases – Chosen for success

2011-08-01T10:33:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Laser gases have developed a long way since their inception back in the 1960s, to permeate the very fabric of modern life.


Sulphur dioxide – Common, irreplaceable and on the ascent

2011-07-01T09:41:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Jane Dawson explores the market trends of a gas that's fundamental to the food and beverages industry.

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Helium – Wise husbandry required

2011-05-01T13:39:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Colourless, odourless and a limited resource, helium answers multiple applications and is undergoing something of a turnaround.

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Refrigerant gases – Mundane but mandatory

2011-03-01T10:48:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

Refrigeration epitomises an aspect of modern living that has become so integral to our lifestyles that to remove it would demand nothing less than a cultural revolution.

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Aerosol gases – Daily applications

2011-02-01T15:39:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

Aerosol gases epitomise the applicability of the industrial gases industry, seeing use in diverse sectors from medicine and cleaning to food storage.

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Carbon monoxide – Toxic but vital

2011-01-01T14:47:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

Being the first gas report of the New Year, we have returned to school and asked leading academics for their take on January’s gas of choice, carbon monoxide.

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Sulphur hexafluoride – Care required

2010-09-01T00:00:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

As Jane Dawson discovered, perhaps most pertinent for sulphur hexafluoride is its dielectric withstand capacity and application in high voltage switchgear.

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