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    Maximising hydrogen production on SMRs

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Steam methane reformers (SMR) are the most common large-scale hydrogen production technique in use today. Much of the installed base of SMRs is linked to refinery operations, with the balance being associated with syngas, methanol and ammonia production in the chemicals and fertiliser sectors.

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    Greater-Stronger-Better (GSB) Master Valve

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Industrial gas producers and distributors around the world today rely on high-pressure shutoff hand valves for processing and filling industrial gas cylinders. These heavy-duty valves are used on manifold systems, fill plants, tube trailers, and other high-pressure piping systems.

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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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    Floating Piston Valve

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Spectrum Specialty Valves, a division of C-Suite Services, LLC, has introduced its innovative new valve, the Floating Piston Valve, to North American markets. This NASA-patented valve, which was licensed by Louisiana-based Spectrum, is believed to be the first new, major valve design in 70+ years.

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    Top five label technologies

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    As the compressed gas industry continues to adapt to the “new normal” of doing business today, it’s no surprise that gas suppliers and distributors continue to face a host of unanswered questions as they adjust their forecasts for the second half of 2020.

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    Fast forward to the future

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Automation companies are reporting more interest in their cobots, which they claim are a solution to the restrictions and challenges created by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The pandemic’s digital silver lining

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Ever since the coronavirus pandemic, digital technology has become our lifeline and link to continuing business. We’ve all had to become familiar with the ins and outs of new technologies to keep moving forward, and it is impressive to see how quickly people are adapting their work to their current ...

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    RegO: Working with customers to develop new solutions

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Created by combining the two words “regulator” and “oxygen” in 1920 when it split off from a Chicago-based soda fountain manufacturing company, RegO now stands as a global manufacturer of specialty valve and control parts.   

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    Valves: the overlooked component of a cylinder

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Valves are one of the most purchased components in the gas industry – and one of the most overlooked.

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    Chromatography

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    It’s a staple of the gas analysis and control world of products and services, and yet the very term ‘chromatography’ may leave some overwhelmed by its meaning and the role it plays. So for this gas analysis and control-themed edition of gasworld magazine we ask, what is chromatography, how does ...

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    A great deal has changed

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Jim Appledorn could not mark his retirement after 43 years with Lincoln Electric as he wished due to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, so had to make do with a virtual send-off.

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    Fully automated manifolds for a continuous gas flow

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Gas control manifolds are key products for many involved in the gases industry. The concept of a manifold has been around in the welding, gases and hardgoods industry for a number of years, but as markets develop, companies have kept up with the trends.

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    A trio of trends in gas analysis instrumentation

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    All good things come in threes. Digital solutions, innovative services, and step-changes in hardware are teaming up to transform the world of gas analysis instrumentation. This trio of trends is resulting in three significant benefits: simpler operations, lower CAPEX and a reduction in the cost of owning gas analysis instrumentation. ...

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    AI, Machine Learning, and the future of the gas industry

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    There are those who think Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subset of technologies called Machine Learning (ML), are simply new ways to do the old things. There are others who think AI, especially Machine Learning, are much more than that and represent a new way to solve new problems. I ...

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    Using Covid-19 to improve cylinder management

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    As I write this in early June 2020, the world is still reeling from coronavirus (Covid-19), but with the initial economic shock behind us, companies are finding ways to work in the new normal. Below are some observations of how companies are using technology to both weather the crisis and ...

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    LNG vaporization

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Developing new markets for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel requires an enormous web of technology and accessing solutions can be a challenge. LNG storage solutions are often the focus of many projects, but vaporization and process integration can play a large part in the overall system value. 

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    Green in more ways than one

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    With states such as California taking a global lead on hydrogen innovations, the US currently stands as one of the major players in the clean fuel market. 

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    Gasification

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Gasification is a long-established technology with a fascinating future. As an early example at industrial scale, the Seattle Gas Light Company coal gasification plant in the State of Washington came into operation in 1906. At its peak 40 years later, it was producing 7,000 Nm³ per hour of town gas ...

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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.

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    Fuel for thought

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    “We have found the majority of people don’t even know that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are an option, so when people hear electric, they only think battery electric, and that’s a problem,” Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer at Toyota, told gasworld during her Thursday morning commute in Los Angeles, California. ...