Air Liquide has announced the UK launch of the group’s LASAL range of gases and equipment, as part of its ongoing product expansion in the country’s industrial gas market.

In a move which underlines its commitment to the UK gases industry, the new range of gases will be available throughout the country, supported by Air Liquide’s enhanced network of cylinder filling & distribution centres.

The LASAL range of laser cutting and welding solutions includes gases for every laser application. The choice of gas will impact on laser reliability, output power and the lifespan of laser optics. With this as a starting point, all LASAL gases have been developed by Air Liquide R&D centres according to laser manufacturer requirements to ensure peak laser performance.

Gas purity is the critical factor in achieving this and all LASAL gases are strictly controlled to minimise impurities such as moisture and hydrocarbons which can reduce laser performance.

Recognising that a high purity gas is only half the solution, the LASAL range of gases is supported by a full range of high purity regulators and equipment intended to maintain gas quality all the way to the point of use. For added integrity and ease of use, Air Liquide offer a gas pipeline installation service covering both high flow assist gas requirements and high purity lasing gas needs.

These systems and equipment have been designed by Air Liquide specialists and use high quality materials to ensure delivery of gases at the right pressure, flow rate and purity. In addition, a team of global experts provide a process optimisation service offering gas parameter setting, training and beam analysis.