Viewpoint – Page 9

  • Olivier Blachier
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • ron-ball-columnist-gas_world
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    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
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    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 ...

  • practical-training-gas_world
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    Making safety an unconscious decision

    2012-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Training can lead to a greater awareness of the hazards and risks involved with compressed gases, ensuring a better understanding of safety, prompting the questioning of existing practices, and improving procedures and building morale.There are so many ways for people to access information, however, that the value of workplace training ...

  • Editor Rob C.jpg
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    A relationship in vogue

    2012-04-17T08:50:00Z

    When I came to gasworld five years ago, LNG wasn’t on the radar. It wasn’t an industrial gas, it didn’t have the same hype as hydrogen, and it wasn’t particularly topical. Oh how that has changed, for both gasworld and the industrial gas community.

  • Teresa Boehl
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    Inhalation still a hazard

    2012-04-17T08:42:00Z

    It seems that despite media attention, many are still largely unaware of the risks involved in inhaling helium. This may stem from the fact that helium is, generally speaking, safe. The real danger of this inert, non-toxic gas lies in its ability to displace oxygen, leading to asphyxiation.

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
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    South America – An abundance of opportunities

    2012-04-17T08:41:00Z

    After two absolutely enjoyable weeks of visiting the Atacama Desert, touring the vineyards in Colchagua and finishing up in Chilean Patagonia, I had the opportunity to see what is likely one of the world’s southernmost cylinder filling stations in the world near Punta Arenas, near the strait of Magellan. What ...

  • Barry Jones
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    Cooperation is key to CCS

    2012-03-21T08:36:00Z

    The successful and widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important part of the world’s clean energy future. While renewable energy sources are often prominent in clean energy conversations, the critical role of CCS is often overlooked and must be emphasised.

  • Keith Stewart
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    South Africa – life beyond the bush

    2012-03-21T08:35:00Z

    South Africa is a country I have been visiting for over 20 years and in that time there has been many developments in the country, the people and the industrial gas industry. It has become a global player in every way.

  • Jim Bowman
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    10 minutes more with... Jim Bowman

    2012-03-02T08:15:00Z

    Spend 10 minutes more with Jim Bowman and see what else the President of Rexarc had to say about global operations, economic fluctuations, and the development of the company’s five-year plan.

  • Rick Kowey
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    M&A: A view from within

    2012-03-02T08:11:00Z

    The competitive landscape of the US industrial gas business has changed considerably over the last decade. In 2001, there was still a plethora of independent distributors and producers, ranging in size from small, local, one or two-store businesses to several large regional companies formed by the fusion of firms in ...

  • Michael Blondin, VRV
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    'Show me the money'

    2012-03-02T08:09:00Z

    Cheap or not cheap…that is the question. In today’s market, with tight margins and the gases industry under pressure to optimise operational efficiencies, making the most of investments and efficiencies in operations has never been more important.

  • Teresa Boehl
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    News from Cryo Corner, with Theresa Boehl

    2012-02-10T08:21:00Z

    My involvement in the Cryogenic Society for the last few years has had an unintended side effect. Whenever I’m out and about in Chicago, the city where I live, I find myself stumbling across hints of the cryo world that I would not have noticed before.

  • William J. Kroll is Chairman and CEO of MATHESON, the largest subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC).
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    10 minutes more with...William J. Kroll

    2012-02-06T10:59:00Z

    Spend 10 minutes more with William J. Kroll and see what else the Chairman and CEO of MATHESON had to say about the future of the gases business, future travel plans, and experiences of working within a Japanese culture.

  • William J. Kroll is Chairman and CEO of MATHESON, the largest subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC).
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    10 minutes with...William J. Kroll

    2012-02-06T09:44:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out this month to catch-up with William J. Kroll, Chairman and CEO of MATHESON. Kroll heads-up MATHESON, the largest subsidiary of parent Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC), the Japan-based Tier One industrial gases major. As a result, Kroll takes in several trips to Japan to meet with his ...