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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from SYOXSA, Inc. and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in El Paso

Nitrogen is used for many purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the preservation of various (typically highly flammable liquid) substances. This process of preventative maintenance is named blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in El Paso and beyond

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

How is Helium extracted at SYOXSA, 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 SYOXSA, 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 SYOXSA, Inc. will be here in El Paso to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in El Paso

Most specialty gas laboratories in El Paso 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 SYOXSA, Inc. we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our SYOXSA, Inc. laboratory.

The El Paso PurityPlus® Promise: Superior Specialty Gases, Superior Local Service

When you work with SYOXSA, Inc., one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you receive a great deal more than the specialty gases or equipment you buy. You additionally get a commitment like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, youre given an unbeatable mix of local availability, personalized, attention and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: El Paso Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our El Paso winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to produce any disagreeable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its greater density sees to it that more of the gas will be in protracted contact with the surface of the wine, thereby barring more oxygen (and its harmful effects) as well as thwarting microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for El Paso

Industries and municipalities across the nation are still obligated to measure air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used for measuring purposes, such instruments will have to have pure, stable, and flawless mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee absolute accuracy. And SYOXSA, Inc. will be here in El Paso to supply them just as weve been doing 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 El Paso Utilities Industry

SYOXSA, Inc. seen as a key supplier of dielectric gases also known as insulating gases for the El Paso electrical utilities industry. Gases of this sort are employed primarily to either prevent or quickly extinguish electrical discharges, for which their dielectric qualities make them most suitable. The most prominent of these gases and the one most in demand from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in El Paso Laboratory Research

SYOXSA, Inc. has been supplying PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for El Paso-area laboratory use {{from our earliest days. What makes this commodity so useful in such a variety of laboratory applications particularly as a refrigerant is its ability to maintain temperatures markedly lower than the freezing point of water.

El Paso Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

At SYOXSA, Inc., PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what were primarily known for selling. But customers have no doubt they also can depend on us for everything needed to ship, cache, monitor, and work with those gases safely. One such type of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for El Paso Laboratory Research

SYOXSA, Inc. is happy to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around El Paso. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves the purity of our gases, permitting researchers to pursue their analytical objectives with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in El Paso Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may figure, though, considering the prevalence of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has many other equally advantageous uses. SYOXSA, Inc., your El Paso PurityPlus Partner, is especially active, for instance, in producing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for El Paso Laser Welding

Nowadays, SYOXSA, Inc., one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is proud to be a trusted El Paso supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so important to the gas laser welding process. Our principle customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are likely the most identifiable examples of such.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are designed to extremely precise standards of pressure control, which is definitely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Not sure which regulator is right for you or how to hunt it down? SYOXSA, Inc., right here in El Paso, will be happy to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help too. Heres a short overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make a perfect pairing. Here are some of the most prevalent 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 El Paso-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are vital tools in medical research. Theyre used to contain cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure greater than that, occasionally! And thats where SYOXSA, Inc. really makes a difference. Now, its true, we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a respected PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been supplying chemical researchers and diverse industries with carrier gases of the highest purity achievable for some time now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our corporate parent has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will among the exhibitors at the next 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 offer itself and its partners, including SYOXSA, Inc., as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of El Paso Microbreweries

We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around El Paso with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local relationship 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 shortage; theres proof enough of it. We are here, though, to assure you that SYOXSA, Inc. and the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America can readily 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 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.