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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Winona

Nitrogen is used for various purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of different (typically highly flammable liquid) materials. This technique of preventative maintenance is termed blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Winona and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in entertainment for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create special effects like fog and haze. Most have seen haze effects at concerts to highlight a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc.

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 Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. will get Helium via natural gas. There are also limited 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 Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. will be here in Winona to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Winona

Most specialty gas laboratories in Winona 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 Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. laboratory.

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

When you shop with Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you get more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You as well get a commitment like no other specialty gas provider. With us, you see, youre guaranteed an unsurpassed combination of local availability, individualized, treatment and verified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Winona Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

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

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Winona

Industries and municipalities across the country are still mandated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to get measurements, said instruments will have to have pure, stable, and precise mixtures of compressed specialty gases to assure total accuracy. And Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. will be here in Winona to provide them just as weve been trusted to do from our first days.

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 Winona Utilities Industry

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. seen as a key provider of dielectric gases also known as insulating gases for the Winona electrical utilities industry. Such gases are used primarily to either prevent or rapidly tamp down electrical discharges, for which their dielectric qualities make them perfect. The most notable of these gases and the one most sought from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Winona Laboratory Research

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. has been producing and selling PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Winona-area laboratory use {{from our earliest days. What makes this commodity so [[desi|[prefe]140]rable in so many types of laboratory activities most notably as a refrigerant is its capacity to sustain temperatures conspicuously lower than the freezing point of water.

Winona Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Its no secret that our primary business at Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. is selling specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers are well aware they also can rely on us for the gear needed to ship, store, check on, and employ those gases safely. One such kind of equipment they certainly go for is our line of gas purifiers.

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

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. is a important player in producing and distributing PurityPlus research-grade oxygen. Its called Oxygen 5.0. With a 99.999% purity classification, its the highest grade of oxygen PurityPlus produces. That tells you its supremely fitting for use in all manner of critical Winona laboratory and industrial applications.

Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Call on PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases

In a number of Winona industries, PurityPlus cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much demanded from Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. as the specialty gases we produce. Of course, the life sciences rely to a large extent on this sort of equipment. They use it principally to safeguard delicate biological materials human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and so forth.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Winona Laboratory Research

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. is happy to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around Winona. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical objectives with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Winona Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may infer, though, judging from the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has all sorts other equally worthwhile uses. Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., your Winona PurityPlus Partner, is particularly engaged, for example, in supplying nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Winona Laser Welding

Nowadays, Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., one of better than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is happy to be a trusted Winona provider of the high-purity specialty gases so indispensable to the gas laser welding process. Our key customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those engaged in the automotive industry are maybe the most distinctive cases in point.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are built to very precise benchmarks of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and success of your work. Leery about which regulator is best for you or how to go about finding it? Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., right here in Winona, will be happy to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Heres a short overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food are a perfect pairing. 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 Winona-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are important tools in medical research. Theyre used to contain cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators prevent contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the sort of cells being cultivated. Typically CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases required in gas chromatography, besides having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure higher, sometimes! And thats where Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. truly proves its worth. Now, its true, we havent been here as long as gas chromatography. But, as an esteemed PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity feasible for a good, long time now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As it has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will exhibit at the forthcoming 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 represent itself and its partners, including Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., as a technical resource, but the company also will debut its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Winona Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Winona with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any event. And the local tie-in is whats supremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to assure you there isnt a global helium deficiency; the evidence is convincing enough. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across the states are more than able to take care of 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 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.