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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Noble Gas Solutions and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Albany

Nitrogen is used for many purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of numerous (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This method of preventative maintenance is termed blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Albany and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in entertainment for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create special effects like fog and haze. Many people have witnessed haze effects at concerts to emphasize a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at Noble Gas Solutions

Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most volume of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Noble Gas Solutions will extract Helium via natural gas. There are also limited amounts of helium in the air which can also be mined, 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 Noble Gas Solutions will be here in Albany to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Albany

Most specialty gas laboratories in Albany 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 Noble Gas Solutions we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Noble Gas Solutions laboratory.

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

When you do business with Noble Gas Solutions, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you gain a great deal more than the specialty gases or equipment you buy. You moreover get a promise like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, you are guaranteed an unbeatable combination of local availability, individualized, attention and authentic quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Albany Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favored specialty gas of our Albany winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to bring about any undesirable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its higher density insures that more of the gas will be in longer contact with the surface of the wine, thus banishing more oxygen (and its harmful effects) as well as thwarting microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Albany

Industries and municipalities across the nation are still mandated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are employed for measuring purposes, those instruments will require pure, stable, and precise mixtures of compressed specialty gases to assure total accuracy. And Noble Gas Solutions will be here in Albany to deliver them just as weve been trusted to do 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 Albany Utilities Industry

Noble Gas Solutions has become a crucial provider of dielectric gases also called insulating gases for the Albany electrical utilities industry. Such gases are used most often to either avoid or swiftly put an end to electrical discharges, for which their dielectric qualities make them most suitable. The most important of these gases and the one most purchased from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Albany Laboratory Research

Noble Gas Solutions has been producing and distributing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Albany-area laboratory use {{from the beginning. The thing that makes this commodity so useful in such a variety of laboratory applications particularly as a refrigerant is its capability of maintaining temperatures conspicuously lower than the freezing point of water.

Albany Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Its certainly no secret that our primary business at Noble Gas Solutions is supplying specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers recognize they also can count on us for everything needed to ship, stock, check on, and work with those gases safely. One such category of equipment they really appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Albany Laboratory Research

Noble Gas Solutions is pleased to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around Albany. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products attests to the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical goals with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Albany Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve talked before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may gather, though, judging from the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has scores of other equally advantageous uses. Noble Gas Solutions, your Albany PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for example, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Albany Laser Welding

These days, Noble Gas Solutions, one of better than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the country, is pleased to be a trusted Albany producer of the high-purity specialty gases so indispensable to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are heavily automated high-volume manufacturers. Those engaged in the automotive industry are maybe the most distinctive cases in point.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are crafted to very precise benchmarks of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and efficacy of your work. Dont know which regulator is right for you or how to go about finding it? Noble Gas Solutions, right here in Albany, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help also. Heres a concise overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food are a perfect pairing. Here are many ways the food and beverage industry uses this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

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

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. Theyre used to contain cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different kinds of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, depending on the kinds of cells being observed. Typically CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, besides having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure more, on occasion! And thats where Noble Gas Solutions truly proves its value. Now, its true, we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a respected PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the greatest purity feasible for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our parent company has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will exhibit at the upcoming 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 represent itself and its partners, including Noble Gas Solutions, as a technical resource, but the company also will roll out its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Albany Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Albany with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local tie-in is whats especially important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to assure you there isnt a global helium deficiency; the evidence is credible enough. We are here, though, to assure you that Noble Gas Solutions and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations coast to coast can readily 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 related to 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.