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Tech Air acquires McGinnis Welding Supply

2015-01-20T10:53:00+00:00By Stuart Radnedge

Connecticut-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, Tech Air, has acquired Texas’ McGinnis Welding Supply – which is a leading distributor of industrial, specialty and medical gases.

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Clean fuels containment


Jim Gregory, European Business Development Manager for Alternative Fuels at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, discusses the challenges facing containment and cylinders when it comes to the increasing demand for clean fuels.

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Process gases: Leading the search for sustainable alternatives


Throughout this year gasworld has covered ‘Helium Shortage 3.0’ with reports of price increases of up to 100%. Such price volatility is a real incentive to search for sustainable alternatives!

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Living with CO2 sensors


Now that carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors are legislation in most countries and laws are in place in all states in the US since a while back, it is important to know how to live with them and how to make a ‘calibration’ or check-up of the functionality of the sensors.

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Food Safety Modernization Act update


Producers and distributors of specialty gases in food and beverages need to know that the new regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act (21 CFR Part 117) are now officially in effect.

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Controlling combustion


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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Investing in technology


“Build it and they will come.” We all remember “Field of Dreams.” Beware the operative word here — dreams. This assumption has no home in the real world of high end specialty gas production technology. Even if “they” do come, they will not come fast enough to satisfy your return ...

Record attendance at Flow-Cal Users Group conference

Flow-Cal, Inc. achieved record attendance at its fifteenth annual Users Group conference. This year’s event, held in the Uptown/Galleria area of Houston, Texas, brought in over 300 industry leaders and 70 companies..


Angell new CONCOA Europa sales manager

CONCOA has named Damion Angell Sales Manager for CONCOA Europa, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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PurityPlus, other IWDC members' meeting again a success

Once again, PurityPlus specialty gas producers and several other Independent Welding Distribuotrs Cooperative (IWDC) members evaluating the program journeyed to Orlando, Florida for two days of presentations, committee meetings, and networking.

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Global Gases opens first fill plant in India

Global Gases India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has announced the opening of its new industrial gases fill plant located in the Chennai Industrial Area in Tamil Nadu, India.

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SGD introduces new and improved 8010 gas purifier

SGD Inc. has announced the introduction of its new improved 8010 gas purifier and cartridges used for the removal of impurities from gases. 

The Linde Group is one of the leading players in the industrial gases business.

Linde ASU recommended for Responsible Care® certification

Linde LLC has been recommended for certification of its Birmingham, Alabama air separation plant under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program.

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OHAUS announces first-annual "Leading the Weigh" award program

OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of laboratory balances and industrial scales, has announced the launch of its first-ever annual “Leading the Weigh” award program.

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Victor Technologies sold to Colfax Corporation

Private equity firm Irving Place Capital and Victor Technologies announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Victor to Colfax Corporation, a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products.

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RegO®, Goddard Valves manufacturer sold

Specialty Gas Report has learned that Engineered Controls International, LLC, the manufacturer of the RegO® line of products as well as Goddard Valves, has been 100 percent acquired by Windjammer Capital Investors, CITIC Capital Partners, and the Engineered Controls International management team.

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KROHNE adds Oil & Gas to its product offerings

KROHNE, Inc. announced that it has added Oil & Gas to the industries served by Instrument Associates of Illinois, KROHNE’s representative in Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana.