News & Articles

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

Which Comes First, the Food … or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food go very well together. Here are some of the most common 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 essential tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be cultivated 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 – higher, sometimes! And that’s where Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply comes in. No, we haven’t existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve 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 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 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, at any rate. And the local link is what’s exceedingly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So … What’s Up with Helium?

We’re not here to assert that there isn’t an international helium deficiency; there’s 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.