In this training webinar, we will discuss what a bulk tank is and how it works. Kristie Vice, Tech and Field Service Manager from Chart, will be our guest speaker for this topic. She will be covering the differences between a standard bulk tank set-up versus a siphon bulk tank set-up for fill plants. It’s important to know how your tank works, so you can ensure you have the proper equipment for every situation. This will be presented from an educational point of view. Join us on August 26th at 10:00am CDT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
In this webinar we are going to be talking about some testing and experiments Weldcoa has been performing in our lab to help understand some of the principles of compressed gas filling. Most of what we do in our industry is hidden from sight behind the walls of a steel cylinder. If we could see what was going on inside, it would help understand why we go through the processes that we do. This presentation is for educational purposes only. Join us for some fun on Sept. 2 at 10:00am CDT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
We will review what kind of Specialty Gas Equipment is needed in order to blend different types of calibration gases and mixtures. There are different types of blending panels based upon what type of gases will be filled. This includes automated and manual panels. We will also review the related equipment for making mixtures such as prep manifolds, cylinder bake out units, and cylinder homogenizing.
Many locations are looking to do 5.0 grade Specialty Gases for the inert gases they fill. We will discuss what instruments are needed for analyzing these gases. We will also cover how to set up a proper sampling system. We will show typical lab set-ups that includes the analytical to do industrial, medical, 5.0 grade SG, and custom mixtures up to and including laser gas mixtures.
In this webinar, we will discuss twist-on and quick connectors for fill plants. This includes a brief overview of return on investment on quick connectors as well as basic advantages and disadvantages. Matthew Nolting of FasTest will lead the webinar by answering common questions many Plant Managers and Owners have related to connecting cylinders and overall efficiencies and cylinder load.
In this webinar, we will talk about how to calculate the fill volumes of cylinders and tube trailers. If your facility uses or owns tube trailers, it is beneficial to understand how to calculate tube trailer volumes to maximize return on residual product and calculate expected production from a full load. Understanding basic cascading principles as well as pressures will help operators with the most efficient operation possible. This will be presented from an educational point of view.
In this webinar we discuss the various styles of fill manifolds and why they are designed the way that they are. A lot depends on the number and style of cylinders your facility will be filling as well as what type of gas. Some manifolds are better suited to mixed gas where others work better for straight gas. We are going to break down some of the common and less common manifold styles and explain the idea of why they are used in their particular service. This will be presented from an educational point of view.
In this webinar we will be talking about different manifolds for gas packs in various service. This will be presented from an educational “Manifolds 101” point of view. There are many options as far as material of construction, working pressure, valve style, etc. We are going to take a look at some of the most common styles and help you understand what is best for each application. Open live Q&A will be featured after the training so your questions can be addressed. This is a great tool to help cross-train employees and/or learn some helpful tips from experts who see and deal with these common topics day in day out.
In this webinar, Don Renner discusses the different types of fill manifold systems and how that affects the cylinder flow and productivity. This includes conventional fill racks, rolling fill racks, and pallet filling. We will look at examples of upgrades to fill plants and the results to productivity. We will also discuss key issues regarding cylinder flow and how automation and palletization has changed cylinder operations.
In this webinar we discuss a little bit about laws, standards, and codes. This is a particularly valuable topic because many people within the industry are familiar with procedures and safety practices, but do not know where to reference them if they are seeking more information. The compressed gas industry is ever changing, as are the regulations within it... Knowing where to find the most up to date and relevant information is crucial to running a safe operation. The goal of this weeks webinar is to provide a brief overview of some of the most common and important references.
In this webinar we will be talking about different methods for mixing gas within a cylinder. An often overlooked step in any packaged gas manufacturing process, mixing or homogenizing a gas mixture ensures that the correct product can be delivered to whatever its end use might be. Some of the common mixing methods such as use of dip tubes or reverse blending will be discussed as well as some of the less common techniques and theories.
In this webinar we cover a brief overview of everything oxygen. One of the most common products used in our industry, but also one of the least understood. Most people mutually agree that oxygen can be more of a hazard when compared to other air gases, but don’t fully understand why. In this webinar we will talk about pumping systems in oxygen service, liquid oxygen filling, high pressure oxygen filling, material compatibility, as well as the theory of oxygen fires and how that all translates to the world of gas filling.
In this training webinar, Don Renner will discuss how to calculate and measure productivity for cylinder filling operations. We will first show how to calculate the time it takes to fill a manifold of cylinders, then how to calculate the total fill cycle (vent, vacuum, and fill). We can then use this information to calculate the number of man hours it will take to fill cylinders on a daily basis based on the plant volumes. This will then help us on how to schedule manpower and measure productivity.
In this webinar we continue with part 2 of our Gas Losses presentation. This time we will focus on liquid cylinder filling and liquid transfer operations. We will review ways to help reduce losses with liquid filling. This includes suggestions on ways to improve the piping and manifold installation and operational procedures. We will also get into further discussions on ways to track and calculate losses.
In this training webinar, we talk about gas losses – how to determine and track gas losses, what is an acceptable gas loss rate, and what operations can do to reduce gas losses. In this segment we are going to look at bulk tank operations and common issues seen at many fill plants. This includes the bulk tank size, type, refilling, and how it affects the pump operation. Also during this time, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many plants volumes are down and gas losses are higher. We discuss what operations can do to help with this situation.
In this webinar, we talk about different types of pipe and tube that are commonly used in a fill plant environment, as well as making the proper selection of material for your application. This is an often misunderstood area of our industry, and with many companies bringing on full time maintenance employees instead of using contractors, it is more important than ever to understand. We will also discuss what to use in different applications such as high pressure, low pressure, cryogenics, specialty gas, etc.
In this webinar, we will be talking about a crucial, yet often overlooked aspect of your operation; fill plant equipment calibrations, as well as traceability when performing calibrations. We will talk a little bit about why we calibrate (safety, quality, cost, etc.) as well as what traceability means and how to correctly achieve it. This Webinar would be particularly useful to anyone dealing with the monitoring of temperature, vacuum, and pressure in their operation, as well as anyone following any ISO or FDA guidelines.
Anything that we fill or handle in our industry has quality standards that are expected to be met by the manufacturer. In this Webinar, we are going to talk about quality in the form of gas purity and why it matters in your daily operation, as well as some simple ways to obtain it. We go over some effective techniques as well as address some “urban legends” and if there is any validity to them.
In this Webinar, we will be discussing reference standards in our industry involving reciprocating cryogenic pumps and pump installations. We will also be discussing goals one should aim for in protecting your pump as well as add-on suggestions to make your pump operation more reliable and efficient.
In this Webinar, we discussed the different types of leads and hoses; covering applications, compatibility, common tips and suggestions and safety cautions to look out for. Maintenance and handling practices for flexible leads, including visual inspection, leak check, replacement suggestions and installation guidelines are also covered. Click here to watch.
In this webinar, we discussed some of the key points to safely and successfully filling oxygen into aluminum cylinders as well as a little bit about the history of aluminum cylinders getting into oxygen service. With the demand for medical oxygen and the fact that many facilities fill a large volume of medical oxygen in aluminum cylinders; this topic was chosen to provide any insight and to help answer any questions you may have to keep your operation running safely and efficiently.
In this Webinar, we discussed how to fill an insulated cryogenic liquid cylinder on a scale. We used a 180 liter high pressure (relative to low pressure filling) cylinder. For this demo, we filled the cylinder with liquid nitrogen. We covered some of the safety precautions as well as some of the best practices to ensure a proper fill. The same principles of this webinar apply to many of the various liquid filling applications an operator may run into on a daily basis.
In this Webinar, discussed some of the key points to successfully filling a cylinder with straight gas by temperature and pressure as well as a hands-on demo. This particular demo we used a single gas control panel with a 10-cylinder linear manifold. Please know thou, that there are many manifold and control panel styles that can be used for this filling operation. A 300 Cubic Foot steel cylinder from Norris cylinders was used with a CGA-580 valve for inert gas service.
In this Webinar, we discussed some of the key points to successfully filling a gas mixture in a cylinder using the temperature and pressure of each component to ensure correct concentrations. A 300 Cubic foot steel cylinder with a CGA-580 valve for inert gas service was used for this mixture, and the component/concentrations are 25% CO2/ Balance (75%) Nitrogen. Some tips and tricks will be discussed, as well as a couple common issues often encountered when filling mixes.
In this Webinar, we will be discussing some of the key points to successfully filling a gas mixture in a cylinder using the weight of each component to achieve correct concentrations. A gravimetric fill chart was generated for making this mixture and will be available to download in a link. Some tips and tricks will be discussed, as well as a couple common issues often encountered when filling mixes.
Gas Masters™ Special Edition Interview with Abydee Butler Moore. We discussed the events that lead up to the cancelation of GAWDA’S Spring Management Conference, her thoughts on the Annual Meeting scheduled for this upcoming fall, life and business during a time of Sheltering In Place and more.
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