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Gas Operations Archive

  • Managing Your Number One Asset

    Several members of the gases and welding distributors association share their secrets of tracking their compressed gas and specialty gas cylinder assets.

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  • Reducing Your Product Losses

    That hissing sound gases make when escaping is the sound “your money” is making when “your gas” escapes back into the air. By Paul Matlock.

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  • Hydrogen Power

    No longer for industrial use only, consumers see hydrogen as a viable source of energy. By Ed Kiczek.

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  • Transfer Line Failure

    Correct flow valve technology can stop catastrophic consequences of hose and line failure. By Andrew Abrams, Thomas Steinbach and Joseph Abrams.

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  • Oxygen Acetylene Storage vs. Use

    Clarifying OSHA regulations regarding firewall cylinder carts on construction sites. By Frank S. Salvucci Jr.

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  • Helium Conservation

    Technologies exist which can reduce reliance on helium within certain aspects of the welding process and extend the capabilities of many applications. By Bryan C. George.

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  • On-Site Nitrogen Generation for Smaller Volume Nitrogen Users

    End-users of nitrogen have come to regard bulk liquid nitrogen as a less reliable, more expensive and more volatile-priced nitrogen supply mode. As a result, users have become more willing to consider on-site nitrogen production options. By David Butler and Walter Dwarnick.

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  • Avoiding Gas Losses

    When storing or handling cryogenic gases, there usually will be some venting, leakage or blow down of equipment resulting in unnecessary loss. Monitor cryogenic operations will reduce lost product and lost revenue. By Joseph Higgins.

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  • One-On-One With Ricardo Malfitano

    An interview with the gases and welding distributors association's 2007 Industry Keynote Speaker, Ricardo Malfitano.

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  • Cryogenics 101

    An introduction to cryogenic technology, the keystone of gases industry that allows for the efficient and cost-effective production and distribution of gases. By Kent Buzard.

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