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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Toll Company and PurityPlus®

Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Minneapolis

Nitrogen is used for numerous purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of different (typically highly flammable liquid) materials. This process of preventative maintenance is named blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

CO2 and Entertainment in Minneapolis and beyond

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in entertainment for a long time. The gas is cooled to a liquid to quickly (and economically) create special effects like fog and haze. Most have seen haze effects at concerts to highlight a spotlight or on TV for cloud effects.

How is Helium extracted at Toll Company

Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most amounts of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Toll Company will obtain Helium via natural gas. There are also small amounts of helium in the air which can also be extracted, however the process for that is expensive and rarely used.

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 Toll Company will be here in Minneapolis to provide them just as weve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in Minneapolis

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

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

When you shop with Toll Company, one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you receive more than the specialty gases or equipment you purchase. You additionally get a guarantee like no other specialty gas vendor. With us, you see, you are guaranteed an unsurpassed blend of regional availability, individualized, treatment and professional quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: Minneapolis Winemakers Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our Minneapolis winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon wont react with wine to occasion any unpleasant characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density sees to it that more of the gas will be in extended contact with the surface of the wine, thereby keeping out more oxygen (and its deleterious effects) as well as thwarting microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for Minneapolis

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still required to keep tabs on air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are needed to accomplish the measuring, these instruments will call for pure, stable, and flawless mixtures of compressed specialty gases to guarantee absolute accuracy. And Toll Company will be here in Minneapolis to provide them just as weve been trusted to do from our first days.

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.

SF6: The Perfect Gas for the Minneapolis Utilities Industry

Toll Company seen as a significant producer of dielectric gases also identified as insulating gases for the Minneapolis electrical utilities industry. Such gases are used most often to either avoid or rapidly tamp down electrical discharges, for which their dielectric attributes make them ideal. The most important of these gases and the one most purchased from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Minneapolis Laboratory Research

Toll Company has been producing and selling PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for Minneapolis-area laboratory use {{from our startup days. What makes this commodity so beneficial in all kinds of laboratory activities certainly as a refrigerant is its capability of retaining temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

Minneapolis Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

It wont come as a surprise to most, but our main concern at Toll Company is selling specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use. But customers recognize they also can rely on us for the gear required to transport, cache, check on, and use those gases safely. One such category of equipment they certainly go for is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Minneapolis Laboratory Research

Toll Company is thrilled to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Minneapolis. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products substantiates the purity of our gases, allowing researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Minneapolis Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

Weve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may infer, though, given the ubiquity of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has plenty of other equally beneficial uses. Toll Company, your Minneapolis PurityPlus Partner, is especially involved, for instance, in supplying nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Focusing on High-Purity Gases for Minneapolis Laser Welding

Nowadays, Toll Company, one of better than 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the country, is happy to be a trusted Minneapolis provider of the high-purity specialty gases so critical to the gas laser welding process. Our main customers are significantly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are likely the most recognizable cases in point.

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

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are designed to extremely precise standards of pressure control, which is utterly essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. Leery about which regulator is most appropriate for you or how to hunt it down? Toll Company, right here in Minneapolis, will be pleased to help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help too. Heres a concise overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make a perfect team. Here are a number of ways the food and beverage industry employs this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

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

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. Theyre used to contain cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, based on the kinds of cells being cultivated. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Guaranteeing Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases needed in gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure higher, on occasion! And thats where Toll Company proves invaluable. Okay, so we havent existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, weve been providing chemical researchers and various industries with carrier gases of the maximum purity feasible for years now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our parent partner has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be an exhibitor 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 offer itself and its partners, including Toll Company, as a technical resource, but the company also will launch its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Minneapolis Microbreweries

We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Minneapolis with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local relationship is whats exceedingly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So Whats Up with Helium?

Were not here to assure you there isnt a global helium deficit; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, though, to assure you that Toll Company and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations nationwide are more than able to take care of 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 rising costs associated with 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.