Viewpoint – Page 10

  • Ruchi Chaturvedi
    Features

    South America sets its sights on renewable energy generation

    2013-04-03T00:00:00Z

    What is clear is the determination to invest in renewables in South and Central America, coupled with what appear to be the policies and measures to back-up these ‘green’ credentials in the future.

  • Denis Smyslov
    Features

    10 minutes with...Denis Smyslov

    2013-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Denis Smyslov, Chairman of the Board at Red Mountain Energy, as he discusses the company’s foundation, building the business in a developing region, cryogenic plants and new technologies, and what the future holds for Red Mountain Energy.

  • Trainers Michael Blondin
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    Getting ‘lean’ – A New Year’s resolution

    2013-02-27T00:00:00Z

    As I was talking with my bosses about New Year’s resolutions they said ‘getting lean’. I looked at my slim bosses and wondered if they were trying to give me a hint on what I should be doing, but no, they were talking about a lean organisation.

  • Teresa Boehl
    Features

    Knowledge is key in the ongoing quest for safety

    2013-01-30T00:00:00Z

    “It just goes to show how easily that potentially dangerous situations can arise when your mind is somewhere else completely.” Safety - it’s the topic that never gets old, as Theresa Boehl discusses.

  • It's Christmas!
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    Glad tidings we bring…Three things to take from 2012

    2012-12-25T00:30:00Z

    Season’s Greetings one and all – it’s that time of year again! Fun-filled days fuelled by gases, from the argon in decorative lighting to the electronics gases that helped manufacture a range of laptops, smartphones, and electronic devices.

  • Editor Rob C.jpg
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    20:20 Vision – What lies ahead?

    2012-12-11T18:02:00Z

    How often do we get so immersed in what we’re doing day-to-day, that we don’t take a step back and analyse what’s going on and where we’re going in? It seems that now is the time to get a clear perspective on the changing dynamics in North America and how ...

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    News

    North America, Western Europe: Is innovation the answer?

    2012-12-11T15:04:00Z

    With growth still stalling in the mature markets, what does the future hold for the gas industries of North America and Western Europe? Innovation could be to the next wave of growth in these regions, as Rob Cockerill explains.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    LNG: Safety is the licence to operate

    2012-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Since I last touched on this subject at the end of last year, the LNG industry continues to grow rapidly with its new use in the propulsion of ships in the Nordic Region and the continued increase in production from the shale gas fields of North America.

  • Barry Jones
    Features

    Gas industry projects lead the way with CCS

    2012-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Globally, more than $21bn of government support is being made available for the demonstration of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, largely as capital expenditure assistance. This support is valuable in that it recognises the high costs of setting up first-of-a-kind facilities and enables large-scale integrated CCS demonstration projects to ...

  • Doug Thornton BCGA
    Features

    Mills & Boon sell more, but...

    2012-10-24T00:00:00Z

    Mills Boon might sell more copies and Shakespeare had more humour, but reading a few BCGA publications might save your life - or at least keep your business out of court! Doug Thornton talks about developments in BCGA publications and why you need to be reading these documents. ...

  • Vacation Out of Work
    Features

    ‘Out of Office’ – Vacation times vary worldwide

    2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

    During my annual leave in my hometown in Michigan recently, I was talking to my father and brother about vacation time in the US compared to other developed countries, where a sharp contrast exists when it comes to vacation days.

  • Sam Sterling
    Features

    A new take on an old tale

    2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Hydrogen energy has been used extensively in the aerospace industry since the 1960s; today the technology is coming back to Earth. New innovations and cost reductions are once again building a hype for hydrogen, as new data supports market-based solutions. Is this the tipping point in a clean energy revolution? ...

  • Olivier Blachier
    Features

    Gas supply solutions for the next generation in electronics

    2012-08-29T00:00:00Z

    The electronics industry has over the years become a $300+bn industry covering various classes of technologies, characterised by the rapid introduction of new high-tech end-products that swiftly become commodity products, from a consumer perspective.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Leaders lead and followers follow

    2012-08-29T00:00:00Z

    At the recent gasworld conference in Singapore I was given the honour of being asked to chair the final session with John Raquet in the Consultants Corner. During the session, a very topical question was raised that I happily took on: how do you stop someone taking your intellectual property? ...

  • Teresa Boehl
    Features

    Important on Earth and in space – liquid oxygen

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    You wouldn’t necessarily think of cryogens as having a story. But they do indeed, and in the case of liquid oxygen, it’s quite a fascinating and varied narrative, as regular columnist Theresa Boehl explains.

  • pascal-vinet-air-liquide
    Features

    A unique portfolio in healthcare

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    We plan to extend further our leadership position in the homecare market through the development of innovative programmes to improve patient’s health outcomes and quality of life, while providing cost effective solutions to payers, explains Air Liquide’s Pascal Vinet.

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    10 minutes with...Christophe Chalier

    2012-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Take ten minutes out to catch-up with Christophe Chalier, Managing Director of SOXAL Singapore. Chalier discusses the gases business in South East Asia, the clean energies market, success in the SIngapore market and much more.

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
    Features

    Managing in our cultural workplace

    2012-06-27T00:00:00Z

    The chances are that most of us deal with people and colleagues from different cultures on a regular basis, and the chances are that we take many things for granted when interacting with them.

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    Features

    Setting the template for food & beverage gases

    2012-06-27T00:00:00Z

    As a result of the lack of benefit for significant potential investment, we don’t currently see the specification for medical gases changing in the US anytime soon. For food grade gases though, it is a different story and there is more pressure on purity specifications.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Safety valves, numbers and accountants...

    2012-05-23T00:00:00Z

    So, with this being gas world’s safety issue, I thought I should write a bit about the subject and in particular, safety valves. These are installed in systems and piping to ensure they protect the pressure containing components from pressure increases that could result in damage to plant, equipment or ...