Viewpoint – Page 6

  • Toby Peters, Dearman

    Cold – The new hot topic


    Cold has long been the Cinderella of the energy debate, but that might just be changing. Toby Peters, Senior Group Managing Director of Dearman, argues that the challenge is now to turn growing awareness into action and that the international gas industry has an opportunity to play a leading role ...

  • Keith Stewart

    Small-scale LNG – Evolving, evolved, or on the crest of a wave?


    Just two years ago the demand for LNG was almost unsustainable as new energy applications were being developed and the price against oil was favourable for this alternative energy source. Keith Stewart reflects on how this market has changed.

  • oerlikon graziano

    Italy’s Oerlikon’s Drive Systems expands into South America


    The company has appointed four new distributors to further strengthen its presence in the continent with locations in Argentina, Chile. Columbia and Peru created to support the agricultural, construction, mining and energy sectors.

  • Fig. 4  A Titan container, Roy Irani

    Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry


    Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post ...

  • Keith Stewart

    Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry


    As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.

  • Welding health and safety

    Future bright as new year in welding begins


    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

    Lean and green in cryogenic distribution


    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

    Setting standards in the LNG industry


    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

    Preparing the ‘energy soup'


    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

    Hydrogen technologies are ready to be deployed


    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

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


    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

    Gasol: an important alliance with Socar Trading in West Africa


    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

    A clean, cost-competitive climate change solution


    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

    South America sets its sights on renewable energy generation


    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

    10 minutes with...Denis Smyslov


    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

    Getting ‘lean’ – A New Year’s resolution


    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

    Knowledge is key in the ongoing quest for safety


    “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!

    Glad tidings we bring…Three things to take from 2012


    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.

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    North America, Western Europe: Is innovation the answer?


    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.

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    20:20 Vision – What lies ahead?


    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 ...