All gasworld articles in US Edition January 2019

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    FTC extends deadline for Linde plc divesture completion


    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended a 29 th January deadline for completion of the sales of certain Linde plc US-based assets until 1 st March 2019 due to the US government shutdown.

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    Marco joins Wise Telemetry


    Wise Telemetry, a provider of remote monitoring devices and services for the industrial gas and propane industries, has appointed Nick Marco as Vice-President of Business Development and Operations.

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    Eleet acquires West Cryogenics


    Eleet Cryogenics, Inc., has acquired Texas-based West Cryogenics, Inc. to expand its operations to the Southern US.

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    Rohlfing joins Desert Mountain Energy


    Desert Mountain Energy, and and its US subsidiary Desert Energy Corp., has appointed Robert Rohlfing as Executive Vice-President, Head of Technical Operations, as well as a member of the Board of Directors.

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    Desert Mountain Energy acquires Oklahoma project


    Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (DME) has completed the acquisition of Kight Gilcrease Sant Unit (KGSU) oil and gas project which it hopes will lead to an expansion of its helium exploration activities.

  • Optimizing argon recovery through trace gas analysis

    Optimizing argon recovery


    Douglas Barth is Senior Project Manager for global gas analysis expert, Servomex. He works in the Purity Specialty Division, operating out of Servomex’s US Technical and Service Center in Woburn, Massachusetts. Barth says Servomex’s SERVOPRO Chroma trace gas analyzer improves argon recovery, which helps with a growing demand ...

  • Argon- more uses than you think

    Argon: more uses than you think


    Argon may not be in the news as much as helium, hydrogen and carbon dioxide for its rising prices, shortage or potential as a fuel, but it is all around us with its multiple industrial uses in its gaseous state.

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    IWDC sets up online program to train next generation


    The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has launched an online training program for its members. 

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    Collaboration key to chemistry advances


    Each year, Chemical Engineering News (C EN), a publication of the American Chemistry Society, recaps the most exciting research trends in chemistry and look ahead. In a recent webinar, Editors from ChemRxiv (Marshall Brennan), Nature (Claire Hansell), and Science (Jake Yeston) shared their favorite chemical ...

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    2019 US argon market report


    Argon demand has been growing very strongly over the past few years with key markets like fabricated metals, stainless steel, and electronics showing solid growth as the US economy improved and President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel assisted US steel industry growth.

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    Argon recycling


    The ArgonØ ™ recovers and recycles up to 95% of purge gas from a vacuum furnace, explains Dr. Rob Grant FRSC, CEO of Gas Recovery and Recycle Ltd (GR2L). 

  • Argon playing a key role in AM’s future

    Argon playing a key role in AM’s future


    By Grzegorz Moroz (Program Manager, Heat Treatment and Atmospheres Metals Glass, Linde North America) and Neeraj Saxena (Head of Metals, Glass Industrial Markets, Linde North America).

  • How argon is helping the Mars mission

    How argon is helping the Mars mission


    Fortunately for those who rely on National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) welding using argon, a 2018 shortage in that supply of gas appears to be over.

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    The magic of pure argon


    Mass amounts of liquid argon are needed for a pioneering megascience experiment at two US labs, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    Bright sparks


    Kai Niiranen, R D Engineer at Sparklike Oy, explains how argon is bringing more efficiency to architecture. By Jemima Owen-Jones.

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    KOBELCO Compressors America, Inc.


    Expansion is in KOBELCO Compressors America, Inc.’s (KCA) DNA. In 2011, the company opened a new state of the art compressor manufacturing facility in Corona, California, which enabled the company to significantly ramp up production.

  • Art Waskey

    The importance of life-long learning


    I recently completed a career that spanned 46 years and am now in a period of transition. At 68, I feel my best years are still ahead, and I attribute this attitude to my belief that there is always more to master. I am a committed life-long learner.

  • Hector Villarreal President of Weldcoa

    10 minutes with...Hector Villarreal


    Take 10 minutes out with Hector Villarreal, President of Weldcoa, as he discusses the company’s 50th anniversary, the rise of the cloud, robotics and smart devices, and the benefits of automation to the independent gas distributor in the US.

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    IT challenges and solutions


    As part of our Distributor Zone series on IT challenges and solutions, gas world spoke with Chass Thuresson, IT Coordinator of Industrial Source, at last September’s Computer’s Unlimited Users Group Conference in Billings, MT.

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    Argon: Jostling for position


    Argon’s growing demand is leading to concerns among US distributors of a tightening in demand, writes Nick Parkinson.