Viewpoint – Page 9

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    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 ...

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    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
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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    ‘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.

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    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? ...

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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
    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.

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    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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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
    Features

    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.