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A hub providing relevant information and updates on industrial gas, cryogenics, and CGA regulations, as well as industry specific solutions for fill plants, beverage distribution and medical gas supplies.

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medical | Medical Gas Supplies | gas for laser

Precise, Reliable Gas Delivery for Critical Applications

By: Lance Looper
February 21st, 2024

For hospitals and medical facilities, precision is critical when it comes to gas delivery. They rely on consistent, accurate oxygen pressure control as it travels from the external tank and through the system for patient use.

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Cryogenic Corner | herose | relief valves

Cryo Safety Check: Evaluating Your Relief Valves

By: Lance Looper
January 31st, 2024

When was the last time you checked your cryogenic safety valves? More than five years ago? 10? Do you even remember?

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SB-26 Guidelines: Preventing Gas Mix-Ups

Preventing Gas Mix-Ups: Ratermann's Guide to SB-26

Refresh your understanding of the critical preventive measures that have been shown to save lives by subscribing to our blog for a free download of our guide: Ratermann's guide to SB-26 & our reccomendations to prevent gas mix-ups.

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cryogenic valves

Cryogenic Danger Zone: Preventing System Failure from Particulates & Debris

By: Lance Looper
November 29th, 2023

Did you know that over 99% of cryogenic relief valve failures are due to a build-up of particulates, dirt and debris? And that tank slag, Teflon tape, and dirt are the most common culprits? When these contaminants build up in valves, they prevent the valves from re-seating properly. At best, a blocked valve results in minor leakage requiring valve replacement. At worst, a fully blocked relief valve leads to overpressurization causing dangerous and life-threatening system failure.

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cryogenic valves | generant

Cryogenic Safety: Stop the Pop

By: Lance Looper
November 22nd, 2023

If you’ve ever been in close proximity to a cryogenic cylinder when the safety relief valve pops open, you know it’s jarringly loud, almost like a shotgun blast. From a safety standpoint, the noise is high enough in decibels (over 100dB) to cause hearing damage if a worker is close enough to the valve. And from a plain nuisance perspective, it’s extremely startling and disruptive.

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Improve Cryogenic Flow and Reduce Downtime with Generant BLD

By: Lance Looper
November 1st, 2023

Maximizing cryogenic performance really comes down to how well you can maximize the regulator and create more flow. And how you can do that reliably and consistently without the hiccups of flow inconsistencies that create downtime for the customer. Here is where some regulators are miles above the others.

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generant | valves | relief valves

What Does a Relief Valve Do?

By: Lance Looper
September 20th, 2023

The evolution of the cryogenic and industrial gas industries over the last few years has led to better safety and greatly improved transportation and storage of larger amounts of liquefied gases for longer periods of time. That said, cryogenic storage tanks will eventually experience temperature fluctuations due to their surroundings, resulting in occasional temperature increases inside the tank, which causes liquid gas to evaporate back into a gas state known as “boil-off gas.” Safety relief valves handle and mitigate that pressure rise.

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