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Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Cee Kay Supply, Inc. and PurityPlus®

How is Helium extracted at Cee Kay Supply, Inc.

Helium is a result of radioactive decay in natural gas. Therefore since natural gas has the most volume of helium, most specialty gas laboratories like Cee Kay Supply, Inc. will extract Helium via natural gas. There are also limited 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 Cee Kay Supply, Inc. will be here in St. Louis to provide them – just as we’ve done from our earliest days.

Benefits of an Oxygen Deficiency Monitor in St. Louis

Most specialty gas laboratories in St. Louis 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 Cee Kay Supply, Inc. we fully endorse and utilize oxygen deficiency monitors as a way to ensure only the best air quality in our Cee Kay Supply, Inc. laboratory.

The St. Louis PurityPlus® Promise: Superior Specialty Gases, Superior Local Service

When you do business with Cee Kay Supply, Inc., one of 150 North American PurityPlus® Partners, you gain more than the specialty gases or equipment you buy. You further get a promise like no other specialty gas dealer. With us, you see, you are given an unsurpassed mix of local availability, personalized, treatment and verified quality.

PurityPlus® Argon: St. Louis Winemakers’ Specialty Gas of Choice

The prefered specialty gas of our St. Louis winemaking customers is argon because, 1) unlike oxygen, argon will not react with wine to occasion any intolerable characteristics; and 2) argon is heavier than oxygen. Its elevated density ensures that more of the gas will be in longer contact with the surface of the wine, thereby banishing more oxygen (and its detrimental effects) as well as checking microbial spoilage.

PurityPlus® EPA Protocol Specialty Gas Mixtures for St. Louis

Industries and municipalities coast to coast and border to border are still obligated to monitor air pollution emissions and ambient air quality. As long as calibrated instruments are used for measuring purposes, such instruments will have to have pure, stable, and flawless mixtures of compressed specialty gases to assure absolute accuracy. And Cee Kay Supply, Inc. will be here in St. Louis to supply them – just as we’ve been doing 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 St. Louis Utilities Industry

Cee Kay Supply, Inc. is today recognized as a crucial provider of dielectric gases – also identified as insulating gases – for the St. Louis electrical utilities industry. Gases of this kind are employed most often to either avert or quickly extinguish electrical discharges, for which their dielectric qualities render them ideal. The most prominent of these gases and the one most sought from us is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in St. Louis Laboratory Research

Cee Kay Supply, Inc. has been producing PurityPlus liquid nitrogen for St. Louis-area laboratory use {{from our earliest days. What makes this commodity so advantagous in so many types of laboratory applications – certainly as a refrigerant – is its capability of sustaining temperatures markedly lower than the freezing point of water.

St. Louis Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

At Cee Kay Supply, Inc., PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are our stock in trade. But customers are well aware they also can depend on us for the gear required to transport, cache, regulate, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they appreciate is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for St. Louis Laboratory Research

Cee Kay Supply, Inc. is proud to be the PurityPlus Partner serving research laboratories in and around St. Louis. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products attests to the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical ambitions with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in St. Louis Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

We’ve written before about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you may infer, though, considering the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has lots of other equally advantageous uses. Cee Kay Supply, Inc., your St. Louis PurityPlus Partner, is especially involved, for instance, in providing nitrogen for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Zeroing In on High-Purity Gases for St. Louis Laser Welding

Nowadays, Cee Kay Supply, Inc., one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations across the states, is proud to be a trusted St. Louis supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so important to the gas laser welding process. Our principle customers are considerably automated high-volume manufacturers. Those involved in the automotive industry are possibly the most visible cases in point.

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Picking the Best of the Best for Your St. Louis Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are crafted to extremely precise standards of pressure control, which is utterly essential to the safety and effectiveness of your work. In the dark about which regulator is most appropriate for you – or how to hunt it down? Cee Kay Supply, Inc., right here in St. Louis, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help also. Here’s a short overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food … or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make a perfect combo. Here are some of the most prevalent ways the food and beverage industry uses this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for St. Louis-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are vital tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be kept under observation in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the sort of cells being observed. Typically CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Ensuring Superior-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases necessary for gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – greater than that, sometimes! And that’s where Cee Kay Supply, Inc. comes in. Okay, so we haven’t existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been furnishing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the greatest purity achievable for some time now. We guarantee it, too.

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

As our parent partner has done for some years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be exhibiting at the next Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, scheduled 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 Cee Kay Supply, Inc., as a technical resource, but the company also will launch its new brand identity.

Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of St. Louis Microbreweries

We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around St. Louis with the specialty gases they require: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local tie-in is what’s immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So … What’s Up with Helium?

We’re not here to assert that there isn’t an international helium deficiency; the evidence is plausible enough. We are here, however, to assure you that Cee Kay Supply, Inc. and the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America can easily satisfy 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.

Blue Flame Plus

Blue Flame Plus is an outstanding product because it has a high flame temperature of 6,000°F in oxygen, a flame structure well suited to heavy burning and heating, an energy content of 2,810 BTU’s per cubic foot of vapor, and startling cost effectiveness.

Safely Using Hydrogen In Laboratories

With escalating costs correlated 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.