Stephen B. Harrison

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    Specialty gases enabling the green agenda in Asia-Pacific


    Solar panel production for mega-scale renewable projects means mega-scale growth for industries gases, writes Stephen B. Harrison, sbh4 Consulting.

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    Gas analysis requirements for emerging decarbonisation technologies


    The world must decarbonise. The precise routes to the goal are unfolding, and each country will find its own path to 2050 and beyond. As a clean fuel, hydrogen will play a central role in securing the Paris Agreement mid-century target of ‘net-zero’ carbon dioxide emissions to which many nations ...

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    Emerging carbon dioxide utilisation applications


    Carbon dioxide capture from emissions sources will increase by several orders of magnitude between now and 2050, as the world decarbonises fossil fuel usage. Much of that captured carbon dioxide (CO2) will be sent underground for permanent storage in geological formations, and much of it will be utilised for emerging ...

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    Cannabis: Still a market high in CO2 utilisation?


    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential throughout the professionally managed cannabis value chain, with major applications in growing and processing. In some cases, it is also used for trimming and freeze-drying. New pharmaceutical registrations and the loosening of recreational cannabis regulations will be major drivers of growth in carbon dioxide utilisation ...

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    Hydrogen at speed and scale


    Maximator GmbH is part of the German-based Schmidt Kranz Group, a family-owned business which has evolved through four generations from building tractors to the manufacture of state-of-the-art hydrogen fuelling stations.

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    Gas-free specialty gas applications


    Many diversified industrial gas companies expect their specialty gases business to be one of their growth engines. Double-digit revenue and profit growth has been the norm for decades. One driver of market growth for specialty gases has been international trade, which requires harmonisation of measurement that relies on accurate calibration ...

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    Gas detection


    Whilst ASUs and SMRs are high value assets, they are also highly automated and relatively few people are in contact with the process equipment during normal operation.


    10 minutes with… Michael Hayes


    Mike, thanks for taking the time out with gasworld for its specialty gases edition. You’ve been around specialty gases for a few decades now. How has the sector changed in the past 25 years?

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    ABB exclusive: Bandwidth across sectors and geographies


    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Division President Sabine Busse and her team at ABB Measurement & Analytics have needed to work across their available bandwidth to find additional opportunities for growth. gasworld spoke with Busse to discuss the lessons learned.

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    Gas detection for air gas production facilities


    In the hospital or at home, medical oxygen can be a life saver. During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Covid-19 patients worldwide have been administered with medicinal oxygen to support their recovery. In the right hands, oxygen is highly therapeutic – but during its manufacture it can present hazards which ...

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    Carbon dioxide purity and CCS


    Stephen B. Harrison explains the essential link to a safe and sustainable CCS sector.

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    Resato Intenational: From hydraulics to hydrogen mobility


    Hydrogen mobility is growing rapidly, but what industries are well placed to migrate into hydrogen mobility? Stephen B. Harrison learns more about this opportunity, in an exclusive interview for gasworld with Resato International.

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    Solid oxide electrolysis grows up at CSIRO


    gasworld speaks exclusively to Dr. Ani Kulkarni of Australia’s CSIRO to find out how his team’s R&D programme will enable solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) to contribute to decarbonisation of the energy and chemicals sectors.

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    Managing enterprise risk


    Safety beats in the heart of industrial gases. There are inherant hazards in our operations and a primary role of management is to minimise the risk that these hazards would escalate to become accidents. Some risks have the potential to blow the whole company off course – these are referred ...

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    Covid-19 and climate change – the defining challenges of our generation


    There are many actions in place around the world right now to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The idea is to flatten the curve of the infection rate and limit the impact of the potentially fatal Covid-19 illness that it causes. As with Covid-19, we also need to ...

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    Horses for courses


    To win the Kentucky Derby or the Grand National, you would want to be riding a thoroughbred racehorse. On the other hand, to cross the Sahara, enduring days without water, you might prefer to ride a camel. Speaking of business ownership models in the industrial gases sector, picking the right ...

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    10 minutes with…Dr. Werner Ponikwar


    Just south of Munich is a suburb where Carl von Linde began his work to develop refrigeration cyclesIn this location today stands The Linde Group’s business, engineering and technical complex at Pullachseveral leading members of the Linde Hydrogen FuelTech team. gasworld spoke exclusively to one such individual, Dr. Werner Ponikwar, ...

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    10 minutes with…Laurent Carme


    McPhy is an example of a company managing the transformation in hydrogen as it prepares for a profitable future with a purpose, as Stephen B. Harrison discovered in an exclusive interview for gasworld.

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    Going green in Germany


    Putting a century of expertise into practice with hydrogen as a transport fuel, by Stephen B. Harrison.

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    Clean air on the oceans


    There are fewer things more invigorating than standing on a beach and taking a few deep breaths of fresh air. But how can we be sure that this sea breeze is a clean one, free of harmful pollutant gases?

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