Keep on trucking: Industrial gas distribution


Industrial gases are often critically important to the manufacturing, processing, packaging, testing or other operation for which they are required. Any interruption in the supply of gas of consistent quality will compromise or halt production, with major cost implications in the form of wasted material, inferior quality or lost production and sales.

Distribution is a vital part of the industrial gas supply chain, that strives to deliver the correct gases, of the correct quality, to the correct location, at the correct time and in the correct mode of supply.

The selection of supply mode is generally based on specific characteristics of the gas demand, in terms of gas purity, fluctuation in volume and flow rate, proximity to existing supply systems, ease of access to the customer’s site, and available space for storage or equipment installation and logistics.

Atmospheric gases are the core products of the industrial gas industry, but these are complimented by a wide range of other gases from various sources, including some fuel gases, but excluding natural gas.

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