Compressed industrial gases, fuel gases and refrigerants rely on cylinders for their distribution. As the world goes green, the trends in cylinder technology are also heading in that direction. Cylinder manufacturers, industrial gas operators and end-users are all equally impacted by these dynamics.
Oxygen is a vigorous oxidiser and as pressures, temperatures, and use concentrations have increased, fire incidents have increased — both big and small. Since the early days of oxygen use, historic tragedies like NASA’s Apollo 1 oxygen fire in 1967 have driven innovation to promote understanding.
What do you think of when you visualise a medical gas cylinder? A standard cigar or canister shaped vessel with a simple valve atop? Well think again – the traditional medical gas cylinder has been in the midst of change thanks to the rise of digitisation, a trend that is ...
Air separation units (ASUs) are at the heart of the industrial gases business. Towering structures with clean lines and vast lengths of piping, these mega facilities are also synonymous with the image of the industry, just like the cryogenic tankers that ship the gases produced.
The growth rate for industrial and specialty gas consumption is not uniform across the world, with demand often driven by a country’s GDP growth and therefore fluctuating across the established and emerging economies. As GDP rises and lifestyles improve, generally speaking the demand for gases also picks up.
weeklyMuch of the talk today is about clean fuels, green energy and the hydrogen economy in particular. Taking the next step in a diversified energy mix has never been more important. But there is little doubting our continued reliance on the oil and gas business in the here and now, ...
Think of water and the chances are you’ll picture vast oceans and waves, or remember that reminder you have to keep your daily water intake at a certain level, or you might even think of a burst water main that you were inconvenienced by recently.