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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Butler Gas Products and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Pittsburgh

Nitrogen is used for many 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) materials. This process of preventative maintenance is called blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Pittsburgh 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. Many people have witnessed haze effects at concerts to highlight a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at Butler Gas Products

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 Butler Gas Products will extract Helium via natural gas. There are also trace amounts of helium in the air which can also be obtained, 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 Butler Gas Products 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 Butler Gas Products we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Butler Gas Products laboratory.

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

When you purchase from Butler Gas Products , one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you receive much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You further get a pledge like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, youre promised an unsurpassed mix of local availability, personalized, attention and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Pittsburgh Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Pittsburgh winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon wont react with wine to produce any negative characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density assures that more of the gas will be in extended contact with the surface of the wine, thereby barring more oxygen (and its damaging effects) as well as impeding microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Pittsburgh

Industries and municipalities across the country are still mandated to keep tabs on air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to take measurements, these instruments will have to have pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee complete accuracy. And Butler Gas Products will be here in Pittsburgh to deliver them just as weve been doing from the day we started.

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

Butler Gas Products is today acknowledged as a key provider of dielectric gases also commonly referred to as insulating gases for the Pittsburgh electrical utilities industry. Such gases are used primarily to either prevent or rapidly tamp down electrical discharges, for which their dielectric attributes render them perfect. The most important of these gases and the one most purchased from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Pittsburgh Laboratory Research

Butler Gas Products has been producing and distributing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Pittsburgh-area laboratory use {{from the beginning. The thing that makes this commodity so [[desi|[prefe]140]rable in such a variety of laboratory applications particularly as a refrigerant is its capability of maintaining temperatures appreciably lower than the freezing point of water.

Pittsburgh Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Here at Butler Gas Products , PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are the focus of our business. But customers know they also can rely on us for everything required to move, cache, check on, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Pittsburgh Laboratory Research

Butler Gas Products is proud to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Pittsburgh. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves 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, judging from the ubiquity of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has all sorts other equally worthwhile uses. Butler Gas Products , your Pittsburgh PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for example, in delivering nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Homing In on High-Purity Gases for Pittsburgh Laser Welding

Nowadays, Butler Gas Products , one of better than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is happy to be a trusted Pittsburgh provider of the high-purity specialty gases so critical to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are perhaps the most recognizable examples of such.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are manufactureed to remarkably precise criteria of pressure control, which is definitely essential to the safety and efficacy of your work. In the dark about which regulator is right for you or how to hunt it down? Butler Gas Products , right here in Pittsburgh, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Heres a short overview of the product to help you get started.

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

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. Theyre used to protect cell cultures that must be studied in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators prevent contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the kinds of cells being observed. Most often CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Assuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases needed in gas chromatography, aside from having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure more, in some instances! And thats where Butler Gas Products proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a respected PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity attainable for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Unveil Its New Branding at Pittcon 2018

As it has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, set 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 Butler Gas Products , as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Pittsburgh Microbreweries

We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Pittsburgh with the specialty gases they count on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local tie-in is whats especially important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to insist there isnt a worldwide helium shortage; theres proof enough of it. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Butler Gas Products and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America are more than able to fulfill 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 related to 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.