Munich, 8 February 2010 - Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced the introduction of a new range of welded panels as part of its REDLINE® gas supply equipment range. The panels, which combine face seal connections with advanced welding techniques, mitigate potential for gas leakage versus more traditional panels which use standard threaded connections. The welded panels are used to enhance gas supply safety of corrosive or toxic substances such as chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulphide in laboratory or other enclosed testing environments.
Over a period of time, standard threaded connection panels are subject to minor vibration which can result in potential hazardous gas leakage. The use of welded connections creates a permanent connection, while the use of face seal fittings ensure a leak-tight service from vacuum to positive pressure at the gas supply and distribution connection. In addition to enhancing safety, by eliminating potential leak points the panels will also ensure accuracy of measurement by protecting integrity of samples, as well as improving durability of instrumentation equipment.
“The new welded panel is undoubtedly an enhancement to our REDLINE® equipment product range,” says Steve Harrison, head of Specialty Gases and Specialty Equipment. “Linde is constantly innovating in order to provide customers with highly effective products to enhance the safety of the environment they work in. The REDLINE® range is particularly effective for environmental emissions monitoring systems to help detect and control some of the most toxic and potentially harmful atmospheric gases and chemicals.”
The HiQ® programme from Linde supplies high purity gases, gas mixtures, precision engineered equipment and gas distribution systems, and services and support, to a wide range of industries employing specialty gases applications. It encompasses, but is not limited to, the REDLINE® and BASELINE® trademarked equipment product ranges and the SPECTRA-SEAL®, ECOCYL® and VERISEQ® specialty gas ranges. HiQ® represents Linde’s commitment to the highest available quality and global consistency across gases, equipment and services. To learn more, go to http://hiq.linde-gas.com
About The Linde Group
The Linde Gases Division, part of the Linde Group, is a leader in the international industrial and healthcare gases markets, providing compressed, bulk, specialty and medical gases, as well as chemicals to virtually all fields of industry globally. The company adds value to its customers’ businesses through the provision of state-of-the-art application technology, process know-how, services and equipment.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees working in over 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based and sustainable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group web site at http://www.linde.com
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