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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Cryo-Source and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Portland

Nitrogen is utilized for various purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization 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 Portland and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in entertainment for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to easily (and economically) achieve 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 Cryo-Source

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 Cryo-Source 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 Cryo-Source will be here in Portland to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Portland

Most specialty gas laboratories in Portland 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 Cryo-Source we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Cryo-Source laboratory.

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

When you deal with Cryo-Source, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get so much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You as well get a commitment like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, youre given an unsurpassed partnership of regional availability, personalized, attention and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Portland Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Portland winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon doesnt react with wine to occasion any negative characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density ensures that more of the gas will be in prolonged contact with the surface of the wine, thereby barring more oxygen (and its adverse effects) as well as thwarting microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Portland

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still mandated to measure air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to take measurements, such instruments will require pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to insure absolute accuracy. And Cryo-Source will be here in Portland 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 Portland Utilities Industry

Cryo-Source has become a major producer of dielectric gases also identified as insulating gases for the Portland electrical utilities industry. Gases of this type are since we first opened for business. The one especially distinguishing feature that makes this commodity so beneficial in so many kinds of laboratory applications certainly as a refrigerant is its capability of sustaining temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

Portland Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Its certainly no secret that our main concern at Cryo-Source is providing specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers know they also can depend on us for the gear necessary to move, cache, check on, and use those gases safely. One such kind of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Portland Laboratory Research

Cryo-Source is proud to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around Portland. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products confirms the purity of our gases, allowing researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Portland Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may expect, though, judging from the prevalence of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has many other equally worthwhile uses. Cryo-Source, your Portland PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for example, in delivering nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Portland Laser Welding

Nowadays, Cryo-Source, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations coast to coast, is happy to be a trusted Portland provider of the high-purity specialty gases so important to the gas laser welding process. Our principle customers are heavily automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are possibly the most distinctive exemplars of such.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are designed to very precise benchmarks of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. In the dark about which regulator is most appropriate for you or how to hunt it down? Cryo-Source, right here in Portland, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Heres a quick overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make an ideal team. Here are some of the most prevalent 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 Portland-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. Theyre used to contain cell cultures that must be kept under observation in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators impede contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the types of cells being observed. Generally CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Finest-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 greater than that, in some cases! And thats where Cryo-Source comes in. No, we havent been around as long as gas chromatography. But, as an esteemed PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity attainable for quite a while now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Introduce 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 offer itself and its partners, including Cryo-Source, as a technical resource, but the company also will launch its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Portland Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Portland with the specialty gases they have to have: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local bond is whats immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to tell you there isnt a global helium deficiency; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Cryo-Source and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across the country can easily 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 increaseing costs correlated 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.