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    Nippon Gases Europe on its arrival in the market and a vision for Europe

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    It’s been a successful 20 months of life under TNSC for the new Nippon Gases Europe, but with a wealth of opportunities for growth and a determination to expand its market share. “We are not planning to be 10% forever,” affirms President Eduardo Gil Elejoste, in an exclusive interview for ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Helium mobile pipeline

    2020-11-02T17:06:00Z

    Historically, steel tube trailers have been the only choice for transporting bulk quantities of compressed gasses. However, advances in composite technologies have made it possible to utilise composite cylinders that are considerably lighter than Type-I tube trailers. Steel tube trailers limit operational efficiencies due to the weight of the cylinders ...

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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 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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    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 ...

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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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    Sauer Compressors USA

    2020-11-02T15:46:00Z

    Established in 1998, Sauer Compressors USA stands as one of 13 subsidiaries of Sauer Compressors, a global group of companies, founded more than 130 years ago as a brass foundry in the North German city of Kiel.

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    Telemetry… not just for bulk gas anymore

    Over the past few decades, remote monitoring technology has made major technical strides  and continued to enable gas distribution to become more efficient. Fortunately for gas distributors and customers, expensive, bulky, wired, telemetry systems are no longer required.

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    10 minutes with… César Callejo

    Take 10 minutes out with César Callejo, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Nippon Gases Europe, as he discusses digitisation, Nippon Gases’ new website and what he sees as the biggest opportunity in the next five years.

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    Telemetry… not just for bulk gas anymore

    2020-11-02T13:00:00Z

    Over the past few decades, remote monitoring technology has made major technical strides  and continued to enable gas distribution to become more efficient. Fortunately for gas distributors and customers, expensive, bulky, wired, telemetry systems are no longer required.

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    Covid-19: Will helium markets ‘thread the needle’?

    2020-11-02T11:27:00Z

    Covid-19 has dominated the headlines since it first entered the picture in January 2020 and the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic on 11th March. All of our day-to-day lives have been affected and almost every business and industry has been impacted in some way.

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    Calling all members

    2020-11-02T06:00:00Z

    The results are in from our recent survey, which asked BCGA members about the future of the organisation, about Brexit and, of course, the impact of coronavirus.

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    Notes on a scandal: Three weeks of turmoil at Nikola Corporation

    2020-11-02T06:00:00Z

    It is easy to fall from grace, especially in the public eye. The hard part is to earn respect and keep it. That’s the challenge facing Nikola Corporation, since the company was rocked by scandal in September and subsequently revealed the departure of its founder and former Chairman Trevor Milton. ...