All articles by Rob Cockerill

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    Exuding energy for future pathways

    2020-08-04T12:21:00Z

    In a week full of quarterly financials and the broader backdrop of a year so clearly dominated by Covid-19, it would have been easy to miss the significance of two key stories recently concerning the basic building blocks of the industrial gases industry, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Exclusive: The future is now for dry ice

    2020-08-04T08:52:00Z

    Swiss dry ice and CO2 recovery plant specialist Comtecswiss has exclusively revealed to gasworld the launch of its new oil-free dry ice machine, described as a ‘world innovation’ in this ever-growing market.

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    What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Amidst all of the headlines surrounding both Covid-19 and the role of oxygen in the treatment of patients, gasworld reported in April how a Louisiana-based hospital had been using Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat coronavirus patients.

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    A third way: Onsite oxygen generators

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    By the end of June (2020), the World health Organisation (WHO) had issued a warning that hospitals were facing a shortage of oxygen concentrators in the face of a Covid-19 pandemic that continued to unfold in different regions around the world.

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    Medical gases: What is supplemental oxygen?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    The provision of oxygen – and its supply chain – has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. Yet it has always been one of the most important, life-saving gases used in medicine, since the 1800s in fact – so what is ‘supplemental oxygen’ and how is it ...

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    Coronavirus

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Prior to the dawn of 2020, few of us would have heard of coronavirus. We might have seen a speculative news story around the turn of the year, a narrative describing a mysterious new virus that had taken lives in China – but it’s perhaps unlikely that we paid it ...

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    CPAP: What is it and what role in the fight against Covid-19?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Having already established the significance of supplemental oxygen from page 32, here we delve into one of the means of delivering that oxygen – CPAP. It’s been used as one of a number of means of supporting Covid-19 patients during the pandemic, so what is CPAP and how does it ...

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    Cryo-EM and Covid-19

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    If cryogenic-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is being hailed as a game-changer in long-term medical research and increasing the capabilities of those trying to make breakthroughs in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancers and malaria, then it could also be a game-changer in the more immediate term as a means of better ...

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    10 minutes with… Steve Gibbons

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Steve Gibbons, of ABB Measurement Analytics, as he discusses the company, pressing applications in 2020 and Covid-19.

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    10 minutes with… Lawrence J. Hughes

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Lawrence J. Hughes, Vice-President/General Manager of AirSep, as he discusses Covid-19, reflections on the pandemic and the biggest opportunity for AirSep in the next five years.

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    Exclusive webinar: H2 View in conversation with Shell Hydrogen

    2020-07-17T09:23:00Z

    Fresh from the successful launch of its engaging series of thought leadership webinars, gasworld TV will this afternoon host the first ever webinar from H2 View, as it brings viewers an exclusive interview with Shell Hydrogen.

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    CGA and EIGA issue joint statement

    2020-07-17T07:55:00Z

    CGA and EIGA have issued a joint statement affirming their belief that SPP-supplied brazed aluminium heat exchangers are reliable and safe for use, after their members conducted an inventory and collected the operational histories of these heat exchangers in response to concerns earlier this year.

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    Are your safety relief valves really safe?

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    UK-based valve manufacturer Seetru has observed plenty of market trends in its time, having been in the business since 1949 and celebrated its 70th anniversary last year.

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    A fresh perspective on MAP

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Rob Cockerill unpacks the story of HTK Hamburg GmbH and gets a fresh perspective on the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) business in an interview with Managing Director Gunnar A. Baumert.

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    In focus… Leisure gases

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Rob Cockerill and Joanna Sampson explore what might have been this summer in Japan, and why it’s only a temporary delay in perception change, with hydrogen still set to take centre stage at the Tokyo Games next year.

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    CHROMIUM urges caution over fraudulent rare gas

    2020-06-29T07:23:00Z

    Rare and ultra-high purity (UHP) gases specialist CHROMIUM Ltd has urged industry stakeholders to watch out for the attempted sale, smuggling or otherwise illegal use of suspect rare gases, primarily xenon, after the company was subject to a robbery at its site in the Vladimir Region of Russia last year. ...

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    gasworld launches Asia-Pacific service

    2020-06-15T07:34:00Z

    gas world has in the last few days launched a brand new content and information platform dedicated to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific industrial gases business.

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    Peru: An oxygen market in focus

    2020-06-08T13:27:00Z

    As Peru soars up the unwanted pecking order of those countries so severely hit by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and scenes describe a chronic lack of oxygen supply, gas world looks at the make-up of the country’s gases business, with data from gas world Business Intelligence.

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    Peru coronavirus crisis deepens: oxygen in focus

    2020-06-08T12:56:00Z

    The covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis continues to deepen in Peru, where gasworld understands there is a significant supply shortage of oxygen and individuals have been pictured taking supply into their own hands.

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    Getting into technical gases

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    IJsfabriek Strombeek describes a 40-year journey in the nitrous oxide business to gasworld’s Rob Cockerill.