Industrial gases are supplied in a range of different cylinders depending on the properties of the gas. Some are supplied at high pressures while others are only available at low pressures.
The properties of an industrial gas dictate the way in which it is supplied to the customer. Gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and helium can be readily compressed into a cylinder at pressures up to 300 bar.
These cylinders are constructed from materials capable of withstanding these pressures. Traditionally these cylinders have been made from high strength steel or aluminum but modern composite cylinders are now becoming available.
Many fuel gases are liquid under room temperature and are stored at low pressures in thin walled steel or composite cylinders. Acetylene, because of its properties, needs to be stored in a cylinder containing a "porous mass" into which the gas is held in a carrier solvent.
These cylinders come in a range of sizes which are normally defined by the water capacity of the package. Which, the most suitable size, will depend on a range of factors such as consumption and flow rate. Please contact your local sales representatives to discuss what options are available to you.
Each cylinder is fitted with a cylinder valve tailored to suit the gas and pressure requirements. The outlet thread is dictated by international standards to ensure that only regulators compatible with these requirements can be fitted.
Linde has also developed a range of integrated valves and regulators called VIVANTOS® please contact your sales representatives to see if they are available for you. For applications requiring higher capacities, Linde LienHwa also supplies a range of ‘Bundles’ which are multiple cylinders, connected together and palletized.