Industrial gases are supplied in different bottle ranges depending on their properties. Some are supplied at high pressure while others are only available at low pressure.
The properties of an industrial gas dictate the packaging mode in which it will be delivered to the customer.
Gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and helium can easily be bottled at pressures up to 300 bar.
These bottles are constructed of materials that can withstand these pressure levels. Traditionally it is high-strength steel or aluminum, but modern composite bottles are also appearing on the market.
Many fuel gases are liquid at room temperature and are stored at low pressure in thin-walled or composite steel cylinders.
Because of its particular properties, acetylene must be stored in a specially designed bottle filled with a “porous mass”, containing a carrier solvent in which the acetylene is dissolved.
These bottles exist in a wide range of sizes, usually defined as the water capacity of the package. Choosing the right size for your needs depends on a variety of factors such as consumption and throughput.
Each bottle is equipped with a tap adapted to the type of gas and the required pressure.
The outlet thread is imposed in accordance with international standards in order to ensure that only regulators compatible with the gas contained in the bottle can be mounted.
For higher gas-consuming applications, several companies also provide a range of “frames” that are a set of interconnected and palletized bottles.
On-site gas production
Gas production systems offer a full range of safe, reliable, cost-effective on-site supply options for oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen requirements. Industrial gas producers work closely with you to understand your use of industrial gases and select the ideal on-site gas production solution for your supply. Whether they supply gas as part of an on-site production agreement or purchase the equipment, you will join the circle of many customers located in various countries.