Specialty Gas Report

  • Fermilab, SGR Q2 2017
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    Fermilab: Unlocking the secrets of the universe

    2017-06-01T00:01:00Z

    What are we made of? How did the universe begin? Imagine working on the answers to these really big questions. Well, that is exactly what the scientists at Fermilab have been doing for the past 50 years.

  • Jack Marrin, Scott-Marrin
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    A lifetime spent as a spec gas innovator

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    There will be lots of time to tend to the impressive botanical gardens that thrive on the five acres that surround his home, and there will be domestic and international travel with his wife and business partner of almost 50 years. 

  • excimer gas mixture in a laser discharge tube
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    Excimer laser gases

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    The familiar, colorful electric glow of neon signs can transform into a powerful – and invisible – tool for making leading-edge microchips by adding small amounts of other simple gases. They’re called excimer lasers because the light is emitted by excited dimers of two molecules. 

  • medical device mixtures
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    Medical device mixtures

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    In our 3rd quarter 2016 issue, we visited medical gases from the viewpoint of sales potential by discussing the end-use applications our gases served. In this article, I want to address medical gases, and more specifically medical device mixtures from the manufacturer’s viewpoint.

  • CryoWiz switchover
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    CONCOA – Precision gas controls

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Controls Corporation of America (CONCOA) was founded in 1987 when BOC divested its AIRCO equipment division in the US. Although at inception, CONCOA produced only apparatus for oxyfuel cutting and welding, the company quickly developed pressure and flow control devices for specialty gas, medical, and industrial laser markets. 

  • the servotough laser 3 plus is designed for in situ cross stack measurements
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    Controlling combustion

    2017-03-06T15:51:00Z

    Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing. Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers.

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    Hydrocarbons: The driving force of western civilization

    2017-03-06T14:10:00Z

    Over the years, we have reported on the rapid growth of sales opportunities related to high purity hydrocarbon products. This segment of the specialty gas industry is experiencing one of the greatest booms in oil, gas, and natural gas liquids in US history. In this article we touch on the ...

  • Tiger Optics Aloha analyzer, Q4 SGR 2016
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    Tiger Optics helps enable The Internet of Things

    2017-01-04T11:34:00Z

    The era called The Internet of Things (IoT) began almost eight years ago, according to Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, which defines it as a period when humans are outnumbered by physical devices connecting to the Internet. Unquestionably, the proliferation of such devices is exponential.

  • VUV Analytics, SVGA 100, Q4 SGR 2016
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    VUV detector simplifies streaming gas analysis

    2017-01-04T11:29:00Z

    Gas purity analysis is an important aspect of bulk and specialty gas production, and affects a number of industries including petrochemical, biotech, and electronics manufacture. Understanding the concentration of gases in a mixture and monitoring for the introduction of impurities has often required the use of complex separation and multiple ...

  • CO2 purity, MOCON – Baseline Inc., Q4 SGR 2016
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    What purity CO2 are you delivering?

    2017-01-04T11:27:00Z

    Since its discovery in the 1700s by Joseph Black, carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless gas, has found its way into several industrial, as well as everyday uses. The most common application is as an ingredient in soft drinks. Dissolved CO2 gas provides the “fizz” in various carbonated beverages. As ...