Gas Operations Archive

  • Controlling Your Destiny

    Distributor builds in-house production capabilities. Airweld Inc. is a family-owned and operated gases and welding distributorship with 11 locations throughout Long Island and the boroughs of New York City. For many years, Airweld depended on its longtime, loyal relationships with suppliers to obtain quality products. The changing economy over the past few years, however, along with [...]

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  • What To Do When The Sky Is Falling

    Would you know what to do if an extreme challenge hit your business? Ten distributors weigh in on the acetylene shortage of 2011.

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  • Cleaning And Requalifying Cylinders

    Manual and automated options for internal and external cylinder blasting. By Britton Harper

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  • Cryogenic Liquid Cylinders

    Fill plant personnel must understand the basic operations and DOT regulatory requirements when distributing liquid cylinder containers. By Tim Neeser.

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  • Planning A Fill Plant Do-Over

    Four distributors who updated their gas cylinder fill plants and processes increase efficiency through automation and palletization.

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  • Building A New Cylinder Fill Plant

    There are many things to keep in mind when planning a new cylinder fill plant to make sure your facility complies with safety regulations and building codes. By Don Renner.

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  • Fill Plant Palletization

    Palletization can save time and money in a cylinder fill plant by increasing efficiency and reducing labor. By Jim Herring.

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  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    A description of the various markets for hyperbaric oxygen chambers and ways that medical and specialty gas distributors can take advantage of them. By Doug Morton.

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  • Cylinders Gone Missing

    Users of Web forums post their opinions about trading in compressed gas, medical gas, specialty gas and used acetylene cylinders.

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  • Cylinder Profit Profile

    The economics of owning, renting and distributing compressed gas cylinders for industrial, medical and specialty gases are laid out in a chart.">

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