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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Elite Air and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Riverside

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 numerous (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This process of preventative maintenance is called blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Riverside and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used to amplify special effects in the entertainment industry for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create 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 Elite Air

Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most volume of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Elite Air will extract Helium via natural gas. There are also small 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 Elite Air will be here in Riverside to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Riverside

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

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

When you do business with Elite Air, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you receive much more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You additionally get a pledge like no other specialty gas vendor. With us, you see, you are promised an unsurpassed partnership of local availability, individualized, treatment and authentic quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Riverside Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The favorite specialty gas of our Riverside winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to produce any negative characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density sees to it that more of the gas will be in protracted contact with the surface of the wine, thereby keeping out more oxygen (and its damaging effects) as well as stopping microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Riverside

Industries and municipalities nationwide are still obligated to keep track of air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to get measurements, such instruments will have to have pure, stable, and exact mixtures of compressed specialty gases to assure total accuracy. And Elite Air will be here in Riverside to produce them just as weve been trusted to do 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 Riverside Utilities Industry

Elite Air is today recognized as a crucial provider of dielectric gases also called insulating gases for the Riverside electrical utilities industry. These gases are used most often to either avoid or rapidly tamp down electrical discharges, for which their dielectric characteristics make them perfect. The most prominent of these gases and the one most in demand from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Riverside Laboratory Research

Elite Air has been producing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Riverside-area laboratory use {{from the beginning. What makes this commodity so beneficial in all sorts of laboratory activities particularly as a refrigerant is its ability to maintain temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

Riverside Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Its certainly no secret that our primary business at Elite Air is selling specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers know they also can depend on us for everything required to move, cache, regulate, and work with those gases safely. One such type of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Riverside Laboratory Research

Elite Air is happy to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around Riverside. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products attests to the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Riverside Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve previously discussed the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you might figure, though, considering the ubiquity of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has all sorts other equally worthwhile uses. Elite Air, your Riverside PurityPlus Partner, is especially engaged, for instance, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Homing In on High-Purity Gases for Riverside Laser Welding

Today, Elite Air, one of more than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the country, is happy to be a trusted Riverside provider of the high-purity specialty gases so critical to the gas laser welding process. Our principle customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are maybe the most identifiable exemplars of such.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Picking the Best of the Best for Your Riverside Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are crafted to extremely precise standards of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Dont know which regulator is right for you or how to go about finding it? Elite Air, right here in Riverside, will be happy to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help as well. Heres a quick overview of the product to help you get started.

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 Riverside-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are essential tools in medical research. Theyre used to hold 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 types of cells being studied. Generally CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Assuring Superior-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, in some cases! And thats where Elite Air proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a respected PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been furnishing chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity attainable for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As it has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will among the exhibitors at the next 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 Elite Air, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Riverside Microbreweries

We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Riverside with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local connection is whats extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to tell you there isnt a global helium deficit; theres proof enough of it. We are here, in any event, to assure you that Elite Air and the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations nationwide can easily satisfy 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 escalating 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.