Viewpoint – Page 8

  • Welding health and safety
    Features

    Future bright as new year in welding begins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The future of welding is closely linked to the manufacturing industry, which is currently showing no signs of real growth. There are many issues in the macro-environment to deal with, but welding remains a challenging and exciting industry to be in as 2014 unfolds.

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
    Features

    Lean and green in cryogenic distribution

    2013-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Let’s face it, there is almost no product differentiation in industrial gas. In today’s ultra- competitive market, with tight margins and pressure to optimise operational efficiencies, increasing productivity in distribution and reducing the carbon footprint has never been more important.

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Setting standards in the LNG industry

    2013-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Fuelling ships in the Nordic regions; shale gas fields in the US; vehicle use across the globe; an energy resource to power major cities in China and other developing countries - these are just some of the applications which demonstrate the incredible scope and breadth of the LNG industry.

  • Petra Barelds, Hygear
    Features

    Preparing the ‘energy soup'

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Today, in a time when the consequences of CO2-emissions are becoming more and more noticeable - especially now that the CO2-level in the atmosphere recently reached the level of 400 ppm - the industry, governments and individuals can no longer ignore their responsibility.

  • Eric Prades, Air Liquide
    Features

    Hydrogen technologies are ready to be deployed

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Hydrogen is an agile energy that can address several markets, and the development prospects are numerous. Hydrogen could also play a key role in the valorisation of renewable energy sources and the challenging electric grid balancing.

  • Hans Stuker
    Features

    Torn apart – One company, one technology, trying to serve two worlds

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    In the almost 10 years existence of Cryonorm Projects we have been trying to serve two types of clients by simply using one single competence and technology. An absolutely rational and logical approach one would say, but reality and experience show that such a conclusion is at least questionable.

  • Alan Buxton
    Features

    Gasol: an important alliance with Socar Trading in West Africa

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Gasol plc, the West African Energy development company, is working to provide African gas to the next generation. The latest piece of the puzzle, Gasol’s alliance with Socar Trading S.A., brings its ‘LNG to power’ strategy much closer to reality. The tie-up with includes an investment in Gasol in the ...

  • John Scowcroft
    Features

    A clean, cost-competitive climate change solution

    2013-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The real objective must be to limit global average temperature increases to no more than 2ºC in a way that is sustainable and that costs the least amount. CCS is not a silver bullet, it doesn’t provide the complete solution, but it is certainly part of the solution.

  • 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
    Features

    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!
    News

    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
    News

    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 ...

  • map of america
    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? ...