At first glance, it seems irrelevant to compare the supply of packaged gas from different suppliers. Indeed, we generally think that these are almost identical products and that only the price level is differentiating. In practice, however, the situation is far from being so simple…
The conditioned gas consists of two main elements: the contents (the gas) and the packaging. The quality of each of these elements must meet the expectations, and there are also aspects of service that can make a difference.
When it comes to frequently used gases – such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon or helium – the differences in quality are mainly related to the purity of the gas. Depending on the application, this may be an important criterion.
Most of the raw materials delivered in liquid form by our production plants – come with a Green Origin label. This concretely means that gas is produced using renewable energy. This energy comes from wind farms and biomass plants, or is 100% offset by green energy certificates.
The liquid gases are then reheated in our conditioned gas conditioning sites. They then go into the gaseous phase and we can compress them for bottling.
Companies purchasing these gases can thus reduce their CO2 emissions ‘scope 3’. In this way, they actively contribute to the protection of the environment and can benefit from the economic benefits associated with it.
In addition, we are also reducing our ecological footprint in the logistics part of our businesses: trucks, which deliver gas to customers, meet the Euro 6 emission standard.
Gas cylinders are available in a variety of formats. Large bottles (50l of capacity) can also be connected together, in order to provide a larger capacity.
Safety and comfort of use
In addition to the bottle itself, the valve, the cap and the pressure regulator are also important.