News & Articles

Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Arc3 Gases and PurityPlus®

Argon in the Atmosphere

It is well known that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen having the highest amounts.

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing

Nitrogen is utilized for many 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) materials. This method of preventative maintenance is named blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2, Entertainment 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) create special effects like fog and haze. Many people have witnessed haze effects at concerts to highlight a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

Which regulator is best for you?

The two most important variables that will govern whether a single stage or dual stage regulator should be utilized are droop and supply pressure effect.

The scoop on Liquid Nitrogen Dewars

Liquid Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, noncorrosive and fire-retardant cryogenic liquid that is associated with the specialty gas Nitrogen.

How is Helium extracted at Arc3 Gases

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 Arc3 Gases will obtain Helium via natural gas. There are also limited amounts of helium in the air which can also be extracted, however the process for that is expensive and rarely used.

Notice Regarding Liquid Nitrogen and Food Use

The Compressed Gas Association has released a significant notice from the FDA advising consumers to avoid eating, drinking or handling food products made with Liquid Nitrogen.

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 Arc3 Gases will be here in to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor

Most specialty gas laboratories in 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 Arc3 Gases we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Arc3 Gases laboratory.

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

When you purchase from Arc3 Gases, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you gain more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You also get a promise like no other specialty gas vendor. With us, you see, you are given an unbeatable mix of local availability, personalized, attention and certified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to effect any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density assures that more of the gas will be in longer contact with the surface of the wine, thereby keeping out more oxygen (and its deleterious effects) as well as stopping microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still mandated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used for measuring purposes, such instruments will require pure, stable, and precise mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee complete accuracy. And Arc3 Gases will be here to produce them just as we've been trusted to do 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.

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Laboratory Research

Arc3 Gases has been providing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for local-area laboratory use since we first began. The one especially distinguishing feature that makes this commodity so useful in so many kinds of laboratory activities most notably as a refrigerant is its ability to hold temperatures significantly lower than the freezing point of water.

Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

At Arc3 Gases, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what were primarily known for selling. But customers know they also can rely on us for everything required to transport, cache, monitor, and use those gases safely. One such type of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Laboratory Research

Arc3 Gases is happy to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products verifies the purity of our gases, allowing researchers to pursue their analytical goals with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may guess, though, judging from the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has lots of other equally beneficial uses. Arc3 Gases, your PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for instance, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Laser Welding

Nowadays, Arc3 Gases, one of better than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations nationwide, is happy to be a trusted provider of the high-purity specialty gases so indispensable to the gas laser welding process. Our primary customers are heavily automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are maybe the most conspicuous cases in point.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are built to exceptionally precise standards of pressure control, which is definitely essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Not sure which regulator is best for you or how to go about finding it? Arc3 Gases 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 are a perfect pairing. Here are a variety of ways the food and beverage industry employs this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for -area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. Theyre used to house cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Top-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 more, sometimes! And thats where Arc3 Gases proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent been around as long as gas chromatography. But, as a trusted PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been supplying chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity achievable for years now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our parent company 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 present itself and its partners, including Arc3 Gases, as a technical resource, but the company also will debut its new brand identity.

Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Microbreweries

We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any case. And the local connection 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 shortage; theres proof enough of it. We are here, though, to assure you that Arc3 Gases and the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations coast to coast are more than able to fulfill 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.