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The properties of an industrial gas are one of the ways of deciding on the most suitable supply mode (along with other factors such as volume needs).
For cylinder supplies, gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and helium can be readily compressed into a cylinder at pressures of up to 300 bar as standard.
These cylinders are constructed from materials capable of withstanding these pressures. Traditionally these cylinders have been made from high-strength steel or aluminium but modern composite cylinders, such as our innovative, lightweight GENIE® cylinders, are now also available.
Many fuel gases are supplied in liquid form at room temperature. They are stored at lower pressures in thin-walled steel or composite aluminium cylinders.
Because of its properties, acetylene is an exception and needs to be stored in a cylinder containing a ‘porous mass’ within which the gas is held in a carrier solvent. Therefore, these cylinders are heavier and need careful manual handling.
Cylinders come in a range of sizes which are normally defined as the water capacity of the package, scaling from mini cylinders of 1l or less to 50l cylinders. The most suitable size for you will depend on a range of factors, including consumption and flow rate. Please contact your local Linde representative to discuss the best option for your needs.
All cylinders are fitted with valves to ensure proper and safe storage of the gas in the cylinder and controlled release of that gas when it is needed. Various valve designs, functionalities and models are available to suit individual gas and pressure requirements. A regulator is typically attached to this shut-off valve in order to reduce the pressure and safely withdraw the gas. The outlet thread of a valve is regulated by national and international standards to ensure that only regulators that comply with safety standards can be fitted.
Integrated cylinder packages
For ease of handling and greater safety, we also offer integrated packages combining a cylinder with a valve, guard and regulator. These range in size from our MOBI™ grab and go package for low-volume gas users to our ViPR MGE 618 and VIVANTOS™ ready-to-use cylinders* for users with higher volume needs.
Our innovative EVOS™ family includes packages integrating the cylinder with a valve and guard. A whole range of built-in usability and digital features offer gas users an enhanced experience by raising performance, ergonomics and safety standards. Contact your local representative to see what models are available in your market or check out the EVOS pages for more information.
For applications requiring higher capacities than those offered by single cylinders, we also supply bundles, where multiple cylinders are connected together and palletised, as well as small transportable liquid tanks for customised supply solutions.
* Availability subject to regional variations