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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from A-OX Welding Supply and PurityPlus®

How is Helium extracted at A-OX Welding Supply

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 A-OX Welding Supply will get Helium via natural gas. There are also trace 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 A-OX Welding Supply will be here in Sioux Falls to provide them – just as we’ve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Sioux Falls

Most specialty gas laboratories in Sioux Falls 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 A-OX Welding Supply we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our A-OX Welding Supply laboratory.

The Sioux Falls PurityPlus® Promise: Superior Specialty Gases, Superior Local Service

When you shop with A-OX Welding Supply, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get much more than the specialty gases or equipment you buy. You further get a guarantee like no other specialty gas provider. With us, you see, you’re given an unsurpassed combination of local availability, individualized, attention and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Sioux Falls Winemakers’ Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Sioux Falls winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to produce any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its higher density sees to it that more of the gas will be in protracted contact with the surface of the wine, thereby keeping out more oxygen (and its adverse effects) as well as checking microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Sioux Falls

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still mandated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used to do the measuring, these instruments will have to have pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to insure complete accuracy. And A-OX Welding Supply will be here in Sioux Falls to produce them – just as we’ve 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 Sioux Falls Utilities Industry

A-OX Welding Supply is today acknowledged as a prime supplier of dielectric gases – also called insulating gases – for the Sioux Falls electrical utilities industry. Such gases are since we first opened our doors. The thing that makes this commodity so advantagous in such a variety of laboratory situations – particularly as a refrigerant – is its ability to retain temperatures markedly lower than the freezing point of water.

Sioux Falls Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Here at A-OX Welding Supply, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are the focus of our business. But customers are well aware they also can count on us for everything required to transport, cache, regulate, and use those gases safely. One such type of equipment they certainly appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Sioux Falls Laboratory Research

A-OX Welding Supply is thrilled to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Sioux Falls. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products verifies the purity of our gases, permitting researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Sioux Falls Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

We’ve talked before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you might gather, though, judging from the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has many other equally beneficial uses. A-OX Welding Supply, your Sioux Falls PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for example, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Homing In on High-Purity Gases for Sioux Falls Laser Welding

These days, A-OX Welding Supply, one of more than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the country, is proud to be a trusted Sioux Falls producer of the high-purity specialty gases so essential to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are perhaps the most identifiable cases in point.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are manufactureed to extremely precise standards of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and fruitfulness of your work. Not sure which regulator is right for you – or how to go about finding it? A-OX Welding Supply, right here in Sioux Falls, will happiy help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help too. Here’s a short overview of the product to help you get started.

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

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. They’re used to house cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different kinds of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the sort of cells being nurtured. Generally CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Assuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, aside from having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – higher, sometimes! And that’s where A-OX Welding Supply comes in. Okay, so we haven’t been in existence as long as gas chromatography. But, as a trusted PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been furnishing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity feasible for a good, long time now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our corporate parent has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, slated for February 26 through March 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This time, in Booth 3024, PurityPlus® will not only present itself and its partners, including A-OX Welding Supply, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Sioux Falls Microbreweries

We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Sioux Falls with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyhow. And the local connection is what’s extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So … What’s Up with Helium?

We’re not here to assure you there isn’t a global helium deficiency; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, in any event, to assure you that A-OX Welding Supply and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 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 increaseing 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.