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Abstract Title: Industry development and trends in packaging gases
Abstract Type: Oral
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Mr Alexander C.M. van Leeuwen
Company/Organisation: Linde Gas Benelux
Country: New Caledonia

Abstract Information :

Gases are used for a variety of applications, such as welding, food processing, medical treatment and in analytical measurements. Each application has its own special requirements on cylinder size and related equipment. And for analytical purposes, compatibility of the cylinder material has a high impact on the stability of the gas. Gas cylinders have been used for over 125 years and many improvements have been introduced over this time. Not only new materials for the outer casing but also the internal treatment has evolved over the years too. This is also valid for the valves that are connected to the cylinder.

This lecture will demonstrate the changes and developments of gas cylinders and valves that impact on the purity and stability of gases. And, will show future trends in development of such items. Besides changes in material from steel to aluminium, composite cylinders are becoming more common. But also gas volume, need for more gas per package (so higher pressure) is continuously being requested. And the ongoing digitalisation has also its impact on the cylinder and the valve.

What this all means to these variables will be discussed to provide a good overview of the effect on product quality, stability and user interface of the different changes. So a journey that is certainly of interest for the broad and variety of users PEFTEC community.