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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Weldstar Specialty Gases and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Northern Illinois

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.

CO2 and Entertainment in Northern Illinois and beyond

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.

How is Helium extracted at Weldstar Specialty Gases

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 Specialty Gases 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.

Is Cryotherapy Right for You?

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 Specialty Gases will be here in Northern Illinois to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Northern Illinois

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 Specialty Gases we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Weldstar Specialty Gases laboratory.

PurityPlus® Argon: Northern Illinois Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Northern Illinois winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon wont react with wine to produce any unwanted 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.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Northern Illinois

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still obligated to keep tabs on air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used for measuring purposes, such instruments will necessitate pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee absolute accuracy. And Weldstar Specialty Gases will be here in Northern Illinois to supply them just as weve been doing from the day we first opened for business.

Manchester Tank Safety Notice

Manchester Tank & Equipment Company has issued a safety notice on 33.5 LB Aluminum Forklift Cylinders manufactured from 1992 through 1993.

SF6: The Perfect Gas for the Northern Illinois Utilities Industry

Weldstar Specialty Gases 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.

Northern Illinois Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Here at Weldstar Specialty Gases, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what were primarily known for selling. But customers recognize they also can count on us for everything required to transport, cache, check on, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they truly value is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Northern Illinois Laboratory Research

Weldstar Specialty Gases 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.

The Need for Nitrogen in Northern Illinois Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

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 Specialty Gases, your Northern Illinois PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for instance, in delivering nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Zeroing In on High-Purity Gases for Northern Illinois Laser Welding

Today, Weldstar Specialty Gases, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations coast to coast, is proud to be a trusted Northern Illinois supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so necessary to the gas laser welding process. Our primary customers are majorly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are likely the most visible cases in point.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Choosing the Best of the Best for Your Northern Illinois Application

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 Specialty Gases, 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.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

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.

PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for Northern Illinois-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

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.

Ensuring Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

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, on occasion! And thats where Weldstar Specialty Gases proves invaluable. Okay, so 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.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Introduce Its New Branding at Pittcon 2018

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 Specialty Gases, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Northern Illinois Microbreweries

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.

So Whats Up with Helium?

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 Specialty Gases 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.

All About Argon

This article details several facts about argon, its uses, and research about its potential future applications.

Gas Chromatography

An article detailing the many processes and uses of gas chromatography.

Safely Using Hydrogen In Laboratories

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.

Carbon DIoxide, CO2, or Super-Gas?

CO2 is used in more forms than any other gas in the industrial gas market making it one of the most versatile products sold.