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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Greco Gas and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Pittsburgh

Nitrogen is utilized for various 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 named blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Pittsburgh and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used to highlight 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. Many people have witnessed haze effects at concerts to emphasize a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at Greco Gas

Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most amounts of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Greco Gas 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 Greco Gas will be here in Pittsburgh to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Pittsburgh

Most specialty gas laboratories in Pittsburgh 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 Greco Gas we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Greco Gas laboratory.

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

When you do business with Greco Gas, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You further get a pledge like no other specialty gas vendor. With us, you see, you are given an unsurpassed combination of regional availability, personalized, attention and guaranteed quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Pittsburgh Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favored specialty gas of our Pittsburgh winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon doesnt react with wine to occasion any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its higher density sees to it that more of the gas will be in longer contact with the surface of the wine, thus banishing more oxygen (and its adverse effects) as well as stopping microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Pittsburgh

Industries and municipalities across the United States are still required to keep track of air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to accomplish the measuring, such instruments will call for pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to insure complete accuracy. And Greco Gas will be here in Pittsburgh to produce them just as weve been trusted to do 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 Pittsburgh Utilities Industry

Greco Gas has become a major provider of dielectric gases also commonly referred to as insulating gases for the Pittsburgh electrical utilities industry. Gases of this kind are employed routinely to either avert or rapidly tamp down electrical discharges, for which their dielectric properties render them ideal. The most prominent of these gases and the one most in demand from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Pittsburgh Laboratory Research

Greco Gas has been producing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Pittsburgh-area laboratory use {{from the beginning. The one attribute that makes this commodity so advantagous in all kinds of laboratory activities certainly as a refrigerant is its ability to maintain temperatures significantly lower than the freezing point of water.

Pittsburgh Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Its no secret that our stock in trade at Greco Gas is selling specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers are well aware they also can count on us for everything required to move, stock, regulate, and work with those gases safely. One such type of equipment they really appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Pittsburgh Laboratory Research

Greco Gas is happy to be the PurityPlus Partner supplying research laboratories in and around Pittsburgh. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products confirms the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical goals with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Pittsburgh Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may deduce, though, given the ubiquity of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has many other equally beneficial uses. Greco Gas, your Pittsburgh PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for example, in supplying nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Zeroing In on High-Purity Gases for Pittsburgh Laser Welding

Nowadays, Greco Gas, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations coast to coast, is happy to be a trusted Pittsburgh provider of the high-purity specialty gases so critical to the gas laser welding process. Our principle customers are significantly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those engaged in the automotive industry are perhaps the most distinctive cases in point.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Choosing the Best of the Best for Your Pittsburgh Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are designed to remarkably precise criteria of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Not sure which regulator is most appropriate for you or how to go about finding it? Greco Gas, right here in Pittsburgh, will happiy help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Heres a concise overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen does food good. Here are a variety of ways the food and beverage industry employs this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

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

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. Theyre used to house cell cultures that must be cultivated in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators hinder contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the types of cells being observed. Typically CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Ensuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases required in gas chromatography, aside from having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure higher, sometimes! And thats where Greco Gas proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been furnishing chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the highest purity feasible for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Debut 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, scheduled 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 Greco Gas, as a technical resource, but the company also will launch its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Pittsburgh Microbreweries

We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Pittsburgh with the specialty gases they need: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local bond is whats extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to insist there isnt a worldwide helium deficiency; the evidence is persuasive enough. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Greco Gas and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations nationwide 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 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.