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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Fresno

Nitrogen is used for numerous purposes in the specialty gas industry. Other than being used in food and drug preparation, it is used in the preservation of various (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This technique of preventative maintenance is called blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Fresno and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used to amplify special effects in the entertainment industry for a long time. The gas is chilled to a liquid to easily (and economically) achieve 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 Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply

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 Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply will get Helium via natural gas. There are also limited 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 Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply will be here in Fresno to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Fresno

Most specialty gas laboratories in Fresno 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 Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply laboratory.

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

When you buy from Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You further get a pledge like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, you are promised an unbeatable partnership of regional availability, individualized, treatment and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Fresno Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Fresno winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to create any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated 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 preventing microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Fresno

Industries and municipalities across the country are still required to measure air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to accomplish the measuring, those instruments will call for pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to ensure total accuracy. And Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply will be here in Fresno to deliver them just as weve 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 Fresno Utilities Industry

Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply seen as a key provider of dielectric gases also identified as insulating gases for the Fresno electrical utilities industry. These gases are since we first opened our doors. The one essential characteristic that makes this commodity so beneficial in all kinds of laboratory activities particularly as a refrigerant is its capability of retaining temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

Fresno Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Here at Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what were primarily known for selling. But customers are well aware they also can rely on us for everything necessary to transport, cache, monitor, and work with those gases safely. One such type of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

PurityPlus® Oxygen 5.0: The Preferred Ultra-High-Purity, Research-Grade Oxygen in Fresno

Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply is a primary source for PurityPlus research-grade oxygen. Its designated as Oxygen 5.0. With a 99.999% purity classification, its the finest grade of oxygen PurityPlus produces. That tells you its supremely fitting for use in all manner of critical Fresno laboratory and industrial applications.

Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Turn to PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases

In various Fresno industries, PurityPlus cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much in demand from Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply as the specialty gases we manufacture. As you can imagine, the life sciences rely to a great extent on this type of equipment. They use it most often to maintain precious biological materials human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and so on.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Fresno Laboratory Research

Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply is proud to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Fresno. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Fresno Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve already talked about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you might gather, though, given the prevalence of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has plenty of other equally beneficial uses. Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, your Fresno PurityPlus Partner, is particularly involved, for example, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Homing In on High-Purity Gases for Fresno Laser Welding

Today, Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, one of more than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the country, is happy to be a trusted Fresno provider of the high-purity specialty gases so essential to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are significantly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with 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 Fresno Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are manufactureed to very precise standards of pressure control, which is utterly essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Dont know which regulator is most appropriate for you or how to track it down? Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, right here in Fresno, 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 go very well together. Here are some of the most typical 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 Fresno-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are indispensable tools in medical research. Theyre used to hold cell cultures that must be kept under observation in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, depending on the kinds of cells being cultivated. Generally CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Assuring Finest-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, sometimes! And thats where Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply comes in. No, we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been supplying chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity attainable for some time now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Roll Out Its New Branding at Pittcon 2018

As our parent partner has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be exhibiting at the forthcoming 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 represent itself and its partners, including Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, as a technical resource, but the company also will unveil its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Fresno Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Fresno with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local link is whats exceedingly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to assert that there isnt an international helium deficiency; theres proof enough of it. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America can easily meet 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 associated 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.