http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.17Change: -0.13
R/$ = 11.80Change: -0.11
Au 1209.81 $/ozChange: 0.46
Pt 1190.00 $/ozChange: -0.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Feb 03, 2012

Gas manufacturer to expand service offering

Back
SECURITY|Africa|Road|Security|Stainless Steel|Storage|System|Systems|Training|Welding|Africa|Security|Products|Security|Service|Steel|Systems|Security
SECURITY|Africa|Road|Security|Stainless Steel|Storage|System|Systems|Training|Welding|Africa|Security|Products|Security|Service|Steel|Systems|Security
security|africa-company|road|security-company|stainless-steel-company|storage|system|systems-company|training|welding|africa|security-facility|products|security-industry-term|service|steel|systems|security-person
© Reuse this



Gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products will be focusing on expanding its CryoEase ser-vice offering within gas consumer markets this year, says Air Products CryoEase business manager Gary Lombard.

The CryoEase service has been specifically designed with the customer in mind. It provides a cost-effective, reliable and convenient alternative to traditional gas storage systems, using the Maxitank, which bridges the gap between traditional consumption patterns and cylinder deliveries. It is particularly useful when cylinder supply is rendered impractical and unsafe.

Lombard says Air Products introduced the CryoEase service to maximise delivery efficiencies and asset use, and to provide a complete gas management solution to customers in the various markets it serves.

Each Maxitank is linked to a telemetry system, which provides Air Products with up-to-the-minute tank levels. The tank stores high-purity, liquefied gas and is often selected to replace cylinders or bulk tanks and is suitable for gas use of between 15 m3/h and 100 m3/h for a more efficient operation.

“There were a few technical challenges in guaranteeing security of gas supply for industry through the Maxi-tank,” says Lombard.

Maxitanks are filled by an Air Products-introduced Orca delivery vehicle. Standard road tankers are not equipped to fill both high- and low-pressure bulk systems and Maxitanks. Each Orca delivery vehicle is dedicated to one type of gas and contamination is therefore eliminated.

Meanwhile, Lombard says there is a major skills shortage within the gas industry. The company supports selected students during their studies through on-the-job training. A small percentage of the students are then employed by the company on a permanent basis.

The company also works closely with nonprofit tech-nical organisation the South-ern African Institute of Welding and stainless steel industry body the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Devel-opment Association to provide exposure for students.

Further, Lombard says the company has seen significant growth in demand for gas, so there is a positive outlook for the gas sector. He says the company is in a position to cater for further growth and to meet the increasing demand for gas.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Gas News
EXPLORATION Much research is being conducted in South Africa to establish a gas policy, including a Gas Utilisation Master Plan
The South African gas sector is likely to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions among gas producers in 2015, especially during the early part of the year, as the industry adjusts to deal with the effects of the dropping oil price, says North-West University...
TESTING WATERS Farmers situated next to officially identified hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations need to conduct baseline analysis of their drinking water before fracking starts
Nonprofit organisation for cancer prevention the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has advised farmers situated next to officially identified hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations in the Karoo, in the Eastern Cape, to finance professional baseline...
EFFICIENT The technology used in the Hydrox Electrolyser reduces the production costs of hydrogen
Gas solutions provider Hydrox Holdings has introduced a new hydrogen production method that reduces production costs by eliminating the need for membranes or expensive electrodes typically required to produce the gas. Launched in December, the Hydrox Electrolyser is...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 25 minutes ago The power grid will be severely constrained for the rest of the week, parastatal Eskom said on Tuesday. "It is possible that we may go through today [Tuesday] without implementing any load shedding," spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.
President Jacob Zuma
Updated 1 hour 24 minutes ago South Africa's economy remains racially structured, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Welcoming members of the second presidential black economic empowerment council at Tuynhuys, Cape Town, he told them they needed to tackle this historical legacy because it was...
Updated 1 hour 48 minutes ago The failure of one in seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the first year of operation was not a result of a lack of access to funding, Absa South Africa head of business banking Happy Ralinala asserted on Tuesday. Access to market and relevant...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Subscribe to Engineering News and Mining Weekly for two years, but only pay for the first year.  The weekly editions of Engineering News and Mining Weekly will be posted to your preferred postal address and also gain access to:
National flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) is in an advanced stage of renegotiating its deal with European airliner manufacturer Airbus to acquire A320 single-aisle (or narrow body) aircraft. The aim is to replace ten of the aircraft still on order with five...
Worldwide, the main thrust in the ports industry over the past decade or more has been to increase efficiency. Traditionally, ports have been run by engineers and mariners and, in the past, increasing a port’s capacity was achieved by expanding the harbour. “That has...
What do you do when an elephant has a toothache? You call Dr Gerhard Steenkamp from the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) faculty of veterinary science, Onderstepoort, one of only two elephant ‘dentists’ in the world.
The 2015 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) competition was launched earlier this month in Johannesburg, with the main focus on creating and inspiring entrepreneurs to create jobs and boost the economy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96