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Equipped Brewer
Don’t Let Your Craft Brewing Production Go Flat – Top Tips for Staying Afloat with Carbon Dioxide
From bottles, hops and labels, to specialty bar stools and décor for your new brewery, it is surprisingly common for a new brewer to overlook a key component to the brewing process and business: finding a reliable supply of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Hydrocarbon Engineering
The Role of Industrial Gases in Reducing Sulfur Emissions
The reduction of sulfur emissions in crude refining operations has been a foremost environmental initiative over the past 25 years. Rules and standards focused on lowering emissions relate to both direct crude refining operations and to the fuels they produce.
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Compressed Air Best Practices
Pure & Enriched: The Advantages of Using Oxygen in Wastewater Treatment Processes
Wastewater treatment processes have come a long way in the past century, but demand continues to grow for more reliable and efficient treatment technologies. As a result, industry professionals are searching for an all-encompassing solution to enhance their treatment plants and processes.
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Grays Harbor Talk
Aberdeen Retail Location Wins Airgas’s National Branch of the Year Award
A local gas, welding and safety distributor has earned a national award from its company, Airgas, an Air Liquide company. Out of 900+ branches across the country, the Aberdeen Airgas branch was selected as one of four national branches of the year.
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Inside Business - Hampton Roads Business Journal
Business Notes for week of Aug. 13
Five new members have recently joined the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Board of Directors. Christopher Crouch, Michael J. Kos, C. Ross Morgan, Tara Preston and Woody Warren began their appointments July 1. Their terms will last through June 2021.
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Washita Valley Weekly
Airgas of Chickasha Wins National Award
Airgas of Chickasha was just awarded National Small Branch of the Year for 2017. Chickasha was recognized as being one of the best branches in communities nationwide based on customer service, safety, and nancial performance.
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Hydrocarbon Engineering
Face Up to the Challenge
New regulatory requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency are set to bring operating and compliance challenges to refinery flares. K. Herman Holm, Spectrum Environmental Solutions LLC, USA, and Andy Shurtleff, Airgas, an Air Liquide company, explain.
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Manufacturing Today
Cost Cutters: Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding
With more than 1 million customers, Airgas is known for its quality of service, as well as the quality of its products. The company is the nation’s leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products. Airgas is known nationally...
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Gasworld
Airgas Merchant Gases Supports Guard and Reserve Members
Airgas Merchant Gases, a division of Airgas, an Air Liquide company, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve with the Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defence programme, on 15th May, at the company’s West Little York Road Offices in Houston.
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The Welding Journal
Quality vs. Quantity: How to Train and Retain the Best in the Business
It’s no secret the welding industry continues to face a shortage of skilled labor year after year. In fact, the American Welding Society (AWS) estimates there will be a shortage of almost 400,000 welding operators in the industry by 2024.
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Hose + Coupling World
An interview with Fred Schweighardt: National Projects Leader for Airgas
Hose + Coupling World was happy to speak with Fred Schweighardt, an international expert in welding and cutting, and Chairman of the upcoming Hose + Coupling World Americas Conference & Expo in October 2018. He describes...
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Equipped Brewer
Staying Safe and Compliant within Your Brewery
Confined Space entries are probably one of the most violated practices that take place daily in the craft brewing industry. As a safety professional, having had the opportunity to tour well-established craft beer producers, I have found many have little or no training to be able to...
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Central Valley Business Journal
Airgas to expand CO2 operations to Port of Stockton
The Port of Stockton will soon be home to a new Airgas facility that will produce liquid carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Recordnet.com
Gas Supplier building new facility at Port of Stockton
STOCKTON — A well-known national company that supplies industrial, specialty and medical gases announced Tuesday it will construct a new production facility at the Port of Stockton before the end of the year.
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The Welder
4 Ways Welding Distributors Can Help Weld Shops
Welding distributors are equipped to help you in more ways than you might think. From process analyses and safety audits to hands-on training and equipment demonstrations, many distributors can offer expertise and...
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Cooling Best Practices Magazine
Chillers, Vacuum and Compressed Air at the 2018 IPPE Expo
The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) projected to bring together more than 1,150 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors to Atlanta Atlanta, from Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2018. The tradeshow focuses on...
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Hanford Sentinel
Airgas builds locally, looks for drivers
HANFORD — Airgas Inc. began in January constructing a production and distribution plant in Kings Industrial Park which will employ up to 15 on site and at least two drivers.
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Gasworld.com
Airgas Expands Presence in California
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is increasing its presence in California with the construction of a new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility and the expansion of an air separation unit (ASU).
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EquippedBrewer.com
4 Tips to Operating a Successful Craft Brewery
The decision to transition from brewing beer as a hobbyist to running a commercial brewery is a big one. The craft brewing market is booming, with more people than ever before getting into the business. According to the Brewer’s Association, there were more than five thousand breweries...
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Gasworld.com
Houston’s Thanksgiving Parade balloons lifted by Air Liquide and Airgas
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has been contracted to lift the balloons at Houston’s 68th annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, by supplying more than 40,000 cubic feet of helium (He) for the celebrations.
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NBC10 Philadelphia/Phila. Business Journal
Radnor-Based Airgas to Build $47M Facility in North Carolina
Airgas USA, a distributor of specialty gases, will move forward with plans to build a new air separation unit in Mebane, North Carolina, that local officials have previously estimated will cost $47 million and create 35 jobs.
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Midlands Business Journal
Airgas seeks to capitalize on vitality of industrial sector
It’s a dynamic time in the industry and with the recent consolidation of Airgas with Air Liquide, a multinational corporation with a presence in 80 countries, the new entity to be called Airgas (an Air Liquide company), is expected to operate from a strengthened platform in Nebraska and Iowa.
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Taking Control
Flare monitoring and control requirements
Emissions from industrial ares have been under increased scrutiny from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as many states over the last five years.
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North Coast 99
99 Great Workplaces
Steven Kirby has had plenty of opportunities to move around Airgas, starting in accounting out of college, moving through IT and operations roles...
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TheHattiesburgPost
National Plant of the Year
Airgas fill plant takes top honors he Hattiesburg cylinder gas fill plant has Cylinder Plant of the Year trophy made been named National Plant of the Year by from a three-foot gold cylinder. Addi- Airgas, an Air Liquide company. Selected tionally, each plant associate receives a from among 350 Airgas plants across the country, the Hattiesburg fill plant was the top performing...
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Gasworld Magazine
Transitioning into the future at full speed
It has been a year since Airgas, a venerable US industrial gas producer and distributor, officially became an Air Liquide subsidiary with the finalizing of a $13.4bn acquisition deal by the French- based company.
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Valve World Magazine
Industrial cryogenics: The drilled ball valve advantage in cryogenic application
A native of West Texas, Sumners received an academic scholarship from Texas Tech University that led him to pursue chemical engineering, a slight contrast from his original goals of a career in a laboratory.
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Valve World Magazine
The subtle science of burr-free laser cutting
Quite often, of course, burrs (or dross) remain. Such imperfections may seem like par for the course, but many times operators can avoid them by making the right adjustments to the...
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NASA Tech Briefs
System Recycles & Purifies for Large Volume Helium
Recycling and purifying high-flow helium allows uninterrupted test of high-volume, high-pressure regulators and relief valves. Large-scale helium...
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Industial Safety & Hygiene
Consider Different Eye Protection Options
At the urging of the EPA, the new admin- istration has been asked to support an increase in report- ing violations of the Clean Air Act, and require more frequent inspections to monitor compliance.
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Industial Safety & Hygiene
Respiratory Risks
In a number of industries, one of the most important safety measures an employer must adhere to is taking proper precautions with eye safety. OSHA estimates that over three million...
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EHS Today
When Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders
It comes as no surprise that safety should always be a top concern when using compressed gases. What may be most surprising to learn, however, is that almost all accidents involving compressed gases intially result from not following...
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Pollution Engineering
Ten Things to Know About Gas
In the wake of the recent changes to 40 CFR Part 60 test methods, there are many things businesses can do to prevent problems with their calibration gases. Here are ten key tips to help ensure accuracy and stability of protocol gases.
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Industrial Safety Hygiene
Reassess Your Fall Protection Program
Anyone who has ever fallen knows the instant feeling of panic and loss of control that takes over in the first few seconds. Unfortunately, it only takes those few seconds to fall, but the resulting serious injuries may last a lifetime
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Utility Automation
Ten Steps to Reduce SF6 Emissions
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is widely used in the electric utility industry for insulating circuit breakers, substations and switchgear in electric power transmission and distribution.
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Chemical Engineering
Optimizing Your Deliveries of Industrial Gases
At the typical chemical process plant, industrial gases rank relatively low on the list of expenditures. But the complexity of choosing the right grades of gas and the optimal supply modes for all the diverse applications at most plants can create
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American Laboratory
Ten Steps to Maintaining Gas Stream Purity
Many problems in gas chromatography follow a cylinder change-out, prompting chemists to buy ever-higher purity grades of gas. Yet, problems such as elevated baseline noise, ghost peaks, and excessive column...
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Hydrocarbon Processing
Shift Gas Procurement & Usage Paradigms
While ranking relatively low on expenditure lists, specialty and packaged gases used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) usually cause the most annoyances and problems. Why would there be more complica- tions with gases than almost any other lab product?
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LC/GC
How to Buy Gas Calibration Mixes
Questions such as “How is the gas certi- fied?,” “What standard should I use?,” and “What level of uncertainty is acceptable?” are common concerns heard among those tasked with specifying and using mixtures.
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Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine
Do it Onsite
Optimizing the shielding gas for the operation is particularly impor- tant when automating. Certain shielding gases can increase travel speed up to 30 percent – a produc- tivity gain ideally suited for...
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Pollution Engineering
Absolute Zero Defined
Respiratory risks are most prevalent in the construction, shipyard employ- ment, marine terminals and longshoring industries due to workers’ increased chance of being exposed to material...
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Welding Design & Fabrication
Make it MicroBulk
By nature, steel cutters are sharp thinkers. But it was an edgy innovation that...
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