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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Spec Air Specialty Gases and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Auburn

Nitrogen is utilized for many purposes in the specialty gas industry. Other than being used in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of different (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This process of preventative maintenance is termed blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Auburn and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used to highlight special effects in the entertainment industry for a long time. The gas is chilled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create 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 Spec Air Specialty Gases

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 Spec Air Specialty Gases will extract Helium via natural gas. There are also trace 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 Spec Air Specialty Gases will be here in Auburn to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Auburn

Most specialty gas laboratories in Auburn 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 Spec Air Specialty Gases we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Spec Air Specialty Gases laboratory.

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

When you shop with Spec Air Specialty Gases, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you receive much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You further get a guarantee like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, you are promised an unsurpassed partnership of regional availability, individualized, treatment and verified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Auburn Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our Auburn winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to produce any negative characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its greater density sees to it that more of the gas will be in extended contact with the surface of the wine, thus excluding more oxygen (and its harmful effects) as well as stopping microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Auburn

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still required to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used to take measurements, these instruments will require pure, stable, and precise mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee absolute accuracy. And Spec Air Specialty Gases will be here in Auburn to supply them just as weve been trusted to do 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 Auburn Utilities Industry

Spec Air Specialty Gases is today recognized as a major producer of dielectric gases also known as insulating gases for the Auburn electrical utilities industry. Gases of this type are since we first set up shop. The thing that makes this commodity so advantagous in so many types of laboratory activities certainly as a refrigerant is its capability of retaining temperatures appreciably lower than the freezing point of water.

Auburn Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

It wont come as a surprise to most, but our main concern at Spec Air Specialty Gases is providing specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers know they also can rely on us for the equipment required to move, store, regulate, and use those gases safely. One such kind of equipment they truly value is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Auburn Laboratory Research

Spec Air Specialty Gases is honored to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around Auburn. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products confirms the purity of our gases, allowing researchers to pursue their analytical objectives with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Auburn Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may expect, though, given the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has lots of other equally worthwhile uses. Spec Air Specialty Gases, your Auburn PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for instance, in producing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Zeroing In on High-Purity Gases for Auburn Laser Welding

Nowadays, Spec Air Specialty Gases, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is proud to be a trusted Auburn supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so essential to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are heavily automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are likely the most conspicuous exemplars of such.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Picking the Best of the Best for Your Auburn Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are designed to tremendously precise criteria of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and success of your work. Dont know which regulator is most appropriate for you or how to go about finding it? Spec Air Specialty Gases, right here in Auburn, will be pleased to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help also. Heres a short 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 a variety of ways the food and beverage industry employs this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

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

CO2 incubators are invaluable 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 prevent contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the kinds of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Ensuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure greater than that, in some cases! And thats where Spec Air Specialty Gases proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent been in existence as long as gas chromatography. But, as a trusted PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been furnishing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity feasible for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our parent company has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will among the exhibitors 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 Spec Air Specialty Gases, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Auburn Microbreweries

We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Auburn with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local relationship is whats exceedingly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to insist there isnt a worldwide helium shortage; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, however, to assure you that Spec Air Specialty Gases and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations nationwide 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 escalating 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.