In what the company hails as a major development for the compressed gases industry, Linde Gases has introduced a new gas cylinder.

The GENIE® cylinder is a technologically advanced, ground breaking new range of gas cylinders which represents a significant departure from traditional steel cylinders. The lightweight, greater volume and easily portable cylinder design incorporates extensive new features, including in-built digital intelligence, unique regulators and an unprecedented range of accessories, which significantly enhance functionality and the user experience.  It is the first time that a gas cylinder of its type has been introduced to the market. GENIE® will be available in several European countries in 2012 and further international availability will be announced at a later date.

GENIE® has been primarily developed for low volume, but highly mobile gas users and customers seeking smarter, cleaner, more portable and user-friendly gas packages. These include a wide range of compressed and liquid gases applications - from analysis in laboratories, welding in auto repair shops or in remote locations such as farms and railways, or for engineering contractors in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), plumbers and other contractors on the move.

GENIE® comprises of a steel lined, carbon fiber wrapped pressure vessel encased within a tough, all-weather and recyclable high density polyethylene (HDPE) jacket. GENIE® is significantly lighter than its steel cylinder counterpart - and features pioneering ergonomic design and highly stable, stackable, wide-diameter construction.

Genie from Linde.

Source: Linde Gases.

GENIE® gas packages currently come in a range of pressures, including a greater volume 300 bar version which has 30 percent more capacity than its standard 200 bar steel counterpart. GENIE® also comes in three sizes suitable for different gases and mixtures including argon, shielding gases, nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide (CO2), refrigerants and liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

GENIE® is also offered with unique built-in, user-friendly intelligence, providing the user not only with information on contents, but usefully converting scientific units into meaningful measurements in relation to the users’ specific task – for example, for a cylinder containing argon, how many minutes of welding time are left, or for one containing helium, how many balloons can be filled. All data is communicated by an integrated digital display and provides the user with increased accuracy for their gas application.

GENIE® is also environmentally friendly as all materials used in the construction are fully recyclable.