It is well known that the air on Earth is made up of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen having the highest amounts.
Nitrogen is utilized for numerous purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of different (typically highly flammable liquid) materials. This technique of preventative maintenance is termed blanketing in the specialty gases industry.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used to highlight special effects in the entertainment industry for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create special effects like fog and haze. Most have seen haze effects at concerts to highlight a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.
The two most important variables that will govern whether a single stage or dual stage regulator should be employed are droop and supply pressure effect.
Liquid Nitrogen is a colorless, unscented, noncorrosive and fire-retardant cryogenic liquid that has the same properties as the specialty gas Nitrogen.
Currently there is one of largest shortages of carbon dioxide all over Europe. This is the 4th gas shortage in 10 years in Europe.
Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most amounts of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Weldstar will obtain Helium via natural gas. There are also trace amounts of helium in the air which can also be obtained, however the process for that is expensive and rarely used.
The Compressed Gas Association has released a vital notice from the FDA advising consumers to avoid consuming, drinking or handling food products prepared with Liquid Nitrogen.
Industries and municipalities across the United States are still required to measure air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used to do the measuring, such instruments will require pure, stable, and precise mixtures of compressed specialty gases to assure complete accuracy. And Weldstar will be here in Northern Illinois to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.
Most specialty gas laboratories in Northern Illinois are familiar with safety precautions and procedures to maintain a safe working atmosphere. These precautions can include the installation of safety equipment to ensure that there are no atmospheric factors that would tamper with the work of gas technicians. This includes monitoring Oxygen levels across the entire laboratory. At Weldstar we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Weldstar laboratory.
When you buy from Weldstar, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You moreover get a guarantee like no other specialty gas vendor. With us, you see, you are guaranteed an unbeatable mix of regional availability, individualized, attention and verified quality.
The favorite specialty gas of our Northern Illinois winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon wont react with wine to produce any disagreeable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its higher density assures that more of the gas will be in longer contact with the surface of the wine, thereby barring more oxygen (and its harmful effects) as well as checking microbial spoilage.
Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still obligated to keep track of air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed for measuring purposes, those instruments will necessitate pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee absolute accuracy. And Weldstar will be here in Northern Illinois to supply them just as weve been doing from our first days.
Manchester Tank & Equipment Company has issued a safety notice on 33.5 LB Aluminum Forklift Cylinders manufactured from 1992 through 1993.
Weldstar is today acknowledged as a key provider of dielectric gases also known as insulating gases for the Northern Illinois electrical utilities industry. Gases of this kind are since we first set up shop. The one attribute that makes this commodity so [[desi|[prefe]140]rable in so many types of laboratory situations most notably as a refrigerant is its capability of sustaining temperatures conspicuously lower than the freezing point of water.
Here at Weldstar, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what were primarily known for selling. But customers have no doubt they also can count on us for the equipment necessary to transport, cache, check on, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they truly value is our line of gas purifiers.
Weldstar is a critical player in supplying PurityPlus research-grade oxygen. Its been named Oxygen 5.0. With a 99.999% purity rating, its the top grade of oxygen PurityPlus turns out. That makes it perfect for use in all kinds of critical Northern Illinois laboratory and industrial applications.
In various Northern Illinois industries, PurityPlus cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much demanded from Weldstar as the specialty gases we produce. Of course, the life sciences count very much on this type of equipment. They use it most often to maintain precious biological materials human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and such.
Weldstar is pleased to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Northern Illinois. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical objectives with confidence.
Weve already talked about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you might infer, though, considering the ubiquity of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has all kinds other equally advantageous uses. Weldstar, your Northern Illinois PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for instance, in delivering nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Today, Weldstar, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations coast to coast, is happy to be a trusted Northern Illinois supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so necessary to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are majorly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are likely the most visible cases in point.
PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are built to remarkably precise criteria of pressure control, which is utterly essential to the safety and success of your work. In the dark about which regulator is best for you or how to go about finding it? Weldstar, right here in Northern Illinois, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help too. Heres a short overview of the product to help you get started.
Nitrogen and food make an ideal pairing. Here are some of the most prevalent ways the food and beverage industry makes use of this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.
What the PurityPlus name promises Northern Illinois customers foremost is PURITY. After all, to be of any good to the industries that require them, specialty gases should be as pure as practicable, with no quarter given for inaccuracies and no need to blow otherwise productive time on cross-checking.
CO2 incubators are vital tools in medical research. Theyre used to protect cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.
The carrier gases needed in gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure greater than that, occasionally! And thats where Weldstar proves invaluable. No, we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity feasible for ages now. We guarantee it, too.
As it has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be exhibiting at the next Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, set for February 26 through March 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This time, in Booth 3024, PurityPlus® will not only offer itself and its partners, including Weldstar, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.
We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Northern Illinois with the specialty gases they depend on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any case. And the local connection is whats immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.
Were not here to assert that there isnt an international helium shortage; the evidence is credible enough. We are here, however, to assure you that Weldstar and the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America can easily satisfy your helium needs well into the future.
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PurityPlus, representing Weldstar in Northern Illinois will be attending this year's Pittcon Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL, March 5-9.
This article details several facts about argon, its uses, and research about its potential future applications.
An article detailing the many processes and uses of gas chromatography.
Industrial gases that are used int he food industry for Modified Atmosphere Packaging and refrigeration are classifed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).
An article detailing oxygen and its significance on Earth.
Carbon dioxide, argon, and other inert gases can be employed in the process of winemaking.
Using the correct gas pressure regulator can greatly improve your specialty gas operations.
With rising costs associated with the limited helium supply, those who operate and design laboratory equipment are beginning to turn more frequently to their gas suppliers for hydrogen.
CO2 is used in more forms than any other gas in the industrial gas market making it one of the most versatile products sold.
EPA Updates Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries/First-ever fenceline monitoring requirements will protect nearby communities.
Achieving U.S. EPA ground level ozone targets will require an increase in atmospheric testing for VOC in many areas not previously subjected to monitoring.
PurityPlus Expands Capability EPA Protocol Gases and VOC Series 14 and 15 Gas Mixtures.