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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from American Welding & Gas, Inc. and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Indianapolis

Nitrogen is used for numerous purposes in the specialty gas industry. Other than being used in food and drug preparation, it is used in the preservation of various (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This technique of preventative maintenance is named blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Indianapolis and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in entertainment for a long time. The gas is chilled to a liquid to easily (and economically) achieve special effects like fog and haze. Most have seen haze effects at concerts to emphasize a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at American Welding & Gas, Inc.

Helium is a byproduct of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most amounts of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like American Welding & Gas, Inc. will get Helium via natural gas. There are also limited amounts of helium in the air which can also be extracted, 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 American Welding & Gas, Inc. will be here in Indianapolis to provide them – just as we’ve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Indianapolis

Most specialty gas laboratories in Indianapolis 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 American Welding & Gas, Inc. we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our American Welding & Gas, Inc. laboratory.

The Indianapolis PurityPlus® Promise: Superior Specialty Gases, Superior Local Service

When you work with American Welding & Gas, Inc., one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You additionally get a commitment like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, you’re promised an unbeatable partnership of local availability, personalized, attention and verified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Indianapolis Winemakers’ Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our Indianapolis winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon doesn’t react with wine to effect any disagreeable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density ensures that more of the gas will be in extended contact with the surface of the wine, thereby barring more oxygen (and its adverse effects) as well as stopping microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Indianapolis

Industries and municipalities across the country are still mandated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used for measuring purposes, said instruments will call for pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to ensure absolute accuracy. And American Welding & Gas, Inc. will be here in Indianapolis to produce them – just as we’ve been doing from our earliest days.

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 Indianapolis Utilities Industry

American Welding & Gas, Inc. has emerged as a major provider of dielectric gases – also called insulating gases – for the Indianapolis electrical utilities industry. Gases of this type are since we first began. The one essential characteristic that makes this commodity so useful in all sorts of laboratory applications – particularly as a refrigerant – is its capability of holding temperatures markedly lower than the freezing point of water.

Indianapolis Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

At American Welding & Gas, Inc., PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are the focus of our business. But customers have no doubt they also can rely on us for the gear necessary to transport, cache, check on, and use those gases safely. One such kind of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Turn to PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases

In certain Indianapolis industries, PurityPlus cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much demanded from American Welding & Gas, Inc. as the specialty gases we produce. As you’d figure, the life sciences count very much on this type of equipment. They use it most often to protect precious biological materials – human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and so forth.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Indianapolis Laboratory Research

American Welding & Gas, Inc. is honored to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Indianapolis. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products affirms the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Indianapolis Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

We’ve talked before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may figure, though, judging from the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has lots of other equally advantageous uses. American Welding & Gas, Inc., your Indianapolis PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for instance, in supplying nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Indianapolis Laser Welding

These days, American Welding & Gas, Inc., one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is proud to be a trusted Indianapolis supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so indispensable to the gas laser welding process. Our key customers are significantly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are possibly the most identifiable examples of such.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Selecting the Best of the Best for Your Indianapolis Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are built to very precise benchmarks of pressure control, which is definitely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. In the dark about which regulator is right for you – or how to go about finding it? American Welding & Gas, Inc., right here in Indianapolis, will be pleased to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Here’s a brief overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food … or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make a perfect team. Here are some of the most common 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 Indianapolis-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. They’re used to contain cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, depending on the sort of cells being observed. Typically CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Top-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases required in gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, occasionally! And that’s where American Welding & Gas, Inc. comes in. No, we haven’t been around as long as gas chromatography. But, as a trusted PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been providing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity attainable for years now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Roll Out Its New Branding at Pittcon 2018

As our parent partner has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will exhibit at the next Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, scheduled 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 American Welding & Gas, Inc., as a technical resource, but the company also will debut its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Indianapolis Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Indianapolis with the specialty gases they have to have: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local connection is what’s exceptionly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So … What’s Up with Helium?

We’re not here to insist there isn’t a worldwide helium deficit; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, however, to assure you that American Welding & Gas, Inc. and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations coast to coast are more than able to fulfill 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 increaseing 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.