Tony Wheatley

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tony.wheatley@gasworld.com
  • Future Road Hydrogen
    Features

    The hydrogen economy – Are we any nearer?

    2012-09-26T00:00:00

    Since the world’s attention was drawn to the issue of global warming and climate change by high profile sages such as Al Gore, a profusion of bold initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of all anthropogenic emissions of green-house gases has emerged.

  • Electronic Gas Management Circuit Board
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    Electronics gas management – Providing a safe, efficient and environment-friendly solution

    2012-08-29T00:00:00

    The reliable supply of high purity gases has been crucial in the electronics industry since the advent of the semiconductor. Discrete semiconductor components were first produced by introducing impurity atoms into a semiconductor material using streams of gases that are mixed before being fed into the reactor vessel in a ...

  • Healthcare Cost Medical
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    Homecare services – Healthy potential

    2012-07-25T00:00:00

    Lifestyle trends initially gain momentum slowly, but diseases resulting from long-term behavioural trends among ageing populations globally, have resulted in a rising tide of patients that demand out-of-hospital care. Tony Wheatley explains.

  • Linde-map-products-gas_world
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    MAP – Fresh thinking

    2012-06-27T00:00:00

    Marketeers seeking to explain the continuing growth in demand for gas blends used in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), point to lifestyle factors related to urbanisation as the underlying impetus, as Tony Wheatley explains.

  • Cryostar LNG
    Features

    Synergies and demand in the small-scale LNG market

    2012-04-17T08:44:00

    Providing around 25% of global energy requirements, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for new power plants built since the 1990s. This demand was the driver for overcoming the physical challenge of transporting this relatively low energy dense gas. Natural gas is also an important feedstock for downstream ...

  • Grain
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    Carbon dioxide and a green future

    2012-03-21T08:48:00

    When CO2 is the subject of discussion, outside of those in the gas trade, it is usually associated with greenhouse gases, a gas exhaled endlessly, and soft drinks. As those in the gas industry know all too well, CO2 has many dimensions associated with so many applications, which continue to ...

  • Going Green
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    Going green – Industrial gas and the green agenda

    2012-03-21T08:45:00

    Unlike many other chemical manufacturing processes, the manufacture of atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen and argon) produces virtually no harmful or undesirable by-products at all. The reason for this is that despite the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG’s), oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, and volatile organic compounds, the primary constituents of ...

  • Newspaper Takeover
    Features

    Mergers and acquisitions – Risky business?

    2012-03-02T08:13:00

    When delving into the world of mergers and acqusitions (M&A) as applied to the industrial gases industry, it’s worth first understanding the huge capital cost and dynamics that comprise the industry itself.

  • Compliance matters in the gases industry.
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    Compliance – Regulations and the gases business

    2012-01-31T00:00:00

    Broadly speaking there are two fundamental issues that make compliance a strategic imperative for the gases industry: the first is public safety and the second is the energy efficiency that in turn influences their carbon footprint.

  • Financial crisis
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    Global gases – 2012 and beyond

    2012-01-06T09:10:00

    The uninterrupted growth trend of this global industry over some two decades shows the remarkable resilience of demand for gases through previous economic cycles. A new set of demand drivers is also emerging that it is hoped will underpin growth in the short-term future, as Tony Wheatley explains.

  • Sakhalin LNG tanker
    Features

    Industrial gases and LNG – How, when and why?

    2011-11-28T15:02:00

    With the common ground of cryogenics, and the increasing rise of LNG in the global energy mix, it appears as though the integration or synergies between the LNG sector and the industrial gas business can only continue, as Tony Wheatley explains.

  • Coal refining
    Features

    Industrial gases in CTL/GTL synthesis

    2011-11-01T12:17:00

    CTL technology is continually being improved and in this feature, Tony Wheatley explores the application of industrial gases in this sector.

  • Coal refining
    Features

    Coal & gas to liquids – Past, present and future alternatives

    2011-11-01T11:58:00

    The theory of ‘peak oil’ raises serious concerns of when and how the depletion of oil reserves will begin to impact on societies that now seem universally dependant. here, Tony Wheatley discusses the future alternative liquid fuels, CTL & GTL.

  • Philips MRI scan
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    Medical applications – A growing market segment for gases

    2011-10-01T09:55:00

    The medical gases and related business has expanded way beyond the historical supply of oxygen and anaesthesia gases, explains Tony Wheatley.

  • Cryobiology, embryo freezing
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    An introduction to...Cryobio equipment

    2011-09-01T11:34:00

    Driven by the demands of expanding life science activities, a wide range of freezers have been developed including colder mechanical freezers and the perhaps more sophisticated liquid nitrogen-based equipment technology. Tony Wheatley explains.

  • News

    Industrial gas in...The manufacture of photovoltaic solar cells

    2011-08-30T09:37:44

    With the prospects for the electronics business well established in our first feature this month, here we look at the role of gases in the electronics sector and more specifically, the PV industry.

  • Welding
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    Gases used in arc welding

    2011-08-01T10:20:00

    Continuing our August theme of manufacturing, Tony Wheatley describes the gases used in arc welding.

  • Welding
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    Welding and fabrication – Still a growing market for gases

    2011-08-01T10:06:00

    Tony Wheatley discusses the effervescent driver for gases from the welding and fabrication sector.

  • Phone manufacture
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    Manufacturing – From semiconductors to the space industry

    2011-08-01T09:50:00

    Tony Wheatley explores an industry that's endured a difficult time of late – and at the heart of industrial gas demand.

  • Yara fertiliser usage
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    Food processing – From farm to freezer

    2011-07-01T09:47:00

    Food processing is an industry that relies ever more on gases and associated technologies, as Tony Wheatley explains.

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