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Improving productivity utilising patented technology

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

It has been reported that new advancement in the production of industrial and commercial specialty gases, waste to fuel uses and hydrogen based fuels increases the economical alternative for offering ideal applications resulting in creating new opportunities for leading basic materials and chemical companies.

MagneGas Corporation

MagneGas Corporation has announced that a major waste to energy company, which previously viewed a demonstration of MagneGas fuel for metal cutting, has placed multiple orders. Company officials viewed a MagneGas demonstration in Florida and requested formal testing at their company headquarters. Testing was successful and the company has placed multiple orders of MagneGas for metal cutting to begin roll out of the product to their facilities. MagneGas will be used as a replacement to acetylene for repairs and demolition. The waste to energy company has 45 facilities throughout the world that process large volumes of solid waste into renewable energy.

Airgas Inc

Airgas Inc. has announced that it has recently acquired the assets and operations of Weldinghouse, Inc. and its affiliates, effective July 17 2015 and Priority Energy Services, LLC, effective July 20 2015. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Golar LNG Limited

Golar LNG Limited has announced that it has executed agreements for conversion of the 126 000 m3 LNG carrier Gandria to a Golar FLNG (GoFLNG) facility. As with the GoFLNG Hill and Gimi conversions, the primary contract for the GoFLNG Gandria was entered into with Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard Limited. The Gandria conversion contract marks the exercise of the second of two options that formed part of the initial 2014 Hili conversion contract. Black and Veatch will provide its licensed PRICO technology, perform detailed engineering and process design, specify and procure topside equipment, and provide commissioning support for the GoFLNG topsides and liquefaction process.

Praxair Inc

Praxair Inc. last week announced the introduction of its patented OPTIMELT thermochemical regenerator system. The company’s technology productivity recovers waste energy from furnace flue gases, reducing emissions and improving the energy efficiency of glass production. Through the process, incoming natural gas is heated and reacted with a portion of waste flue gas to produce a hot syngas fuel that captures both the heat and chemical potential of the waste stream. This process can result in a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20% compared to oxyfuel glass furnaces and as high as 30% when compared to air fuel furnaces. In addition to increased productivity, reduced emissions and fuel savings, the OPTIMELT system delivers operational benefits that help ensure production of high quality glass.

Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd

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