AllGas, Combined Energy Services and Tri-State Carbonation Service are excited to announce the opening of a new location at 155 Route 303 in West Nyack New York. AllGas Welding Supply will bring a complete welding supply store including all the highest quality industrial and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, along with filler metals and safety equipment. Since 1980, AllGas has been the premier welding supply company serving downstate New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Northern New Jersey with a state-of-the-art filling plant in Monticello, NY that is also getting a new location.
We look forward to serving our new customers in Rockland & Westchester Counties in New York and Passaic & Bergen Counties in New Jersey.
Combined Energy Services is the regions #1 family owned and operated energy company. Providing propane gas to the area, CES will operate the only propane storage facility in Rockland County New York.
Known throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as the most dependable and competitively priced energy supplier, CES looks forward to delivering propane to local homes and businesses throughout Westchester & Rockland counties in New York and Bergen & Passaic Counties in New Jersey.
Our experienced sales representatives will discover your needs, let you know exactly what we can do for you and lay out all your options. Some of the services we offer include:
- Dependable Propane Gas Deliveries
- 24-hour service for your heating equipment
- Complete installations of gas heating & hearth equipment
- Oil tank removal / excavation – gas heating conversions
- Propane Tanks of all sizes & colors installed at no cost
- Buried propane tanks leased for $1 per year when heating with gas
- Propane water heaters, gas fireplaces, space heaters, logs, garage heaters
- Price cap & budget payment plans to smooth out winter heating bills
- Servicing year-round homes, businesses, and seasonal camps
- Convenient office & showroom
- Family owned & operated since 1968
We look forward to opening in West Nyack and serving the community.
Finally, Tri-State Carbonation Service (TCS) will additionally join the location to round out our service offerings. TCS offers complete, quality-driven carbonation solutions for the restaurant and beverage dispensing industries. Supplying and servicing compressed gas customers for over 35 years, TCS provides a hassle-free affordable alternative to high pressure cylinder tanks through bulk tank systems. Our bulk tank systems provide a continuous reliable supply of CO2, and automatic deliveries, will help minimize waste and maximize profit.
TCS also offers blended gas systems of CO2 and nitrogen that provide three precise gas mixtures to meet your quality kegged product requirements. These systems generate beverage grade nitrogen on site and aid in eliminating over and under carbonation. Using a gas blender, these compact units take up minimal space and produce the quality mixture required by the brewer.
Carbon Dioxide additionally works well for pH control in wastewater and swimming pool systems. They operate with several grow houses provide carbon dioxide for plant health and natural pest control. Their experienced sales professionals look forward to working with you on your specific requirements.
Watch for our grand opening celebration coming spring 2021.
How COVID-19’s quarantine affected the CO2 shortage
We have seen numerous photos of the positive effect that the quarantine had on the environment. From night skies being brighter to waterways becoming clearer. The fact that less vehicles on the road benefited Mother Nature is hard to dispute.
With less people driving comes lower fuel production. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulted in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades.” The was a 41% decline from January 1 – March 13, 2020 in motor gasoline and a whopping 62% decline in jet fuel.
So, what does this have to do with the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage you ask? Less driving and fuel consumption means less ethanol production. Less ethanol production means less CO2. The carbon dioxide that we use to carbonate beverages and produce dry ice is a by-product of ethanol production.
Ethanol is typically made as additive to gasoline from corn, sugar cane and sugar beets. The resulting CO2 from the process is captured and reused. CO2 can be produced and captured from a variety of processes, but the purity of beverage grade CO2 is 99.9% pure. Not all processes result in CO2 capture that has these few impurities.
If you are looking to purchase dry ice or would like a quote, please give us a call at 800-380-1427 or complete the form below:
While more people are on the road now and fuel consumption is creeping back up, it will take a while before supply catches up with demand. Industry experts expect the shortages to last through at least the end of 2020. This drives up the cost of CO2 and its availability. It also plays a significant part in the availability of dry ice that is made from compressed CO2.
During an extended power outage, such as the one caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, refrigerated and frozen foods may spoil. A great way to preserve your groceries that need to be kept cold or frozen is with dry ice.
Dry ice is very cold. -109 degrees F cold! It can help keep frozen foods frozen and refrigerated goods cold. Here are some guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agricutlure:
- Wear gloves when handling dry ice.
- Allow 2½ to 3 pounds of ice per cubic foot of freezer space. A 50-pound block of dry ice should keep food safe in a full 18-cubic-foot freezer for at least two days. More will be needed in upright freezers, and ice should be placed on each shelf. Your supplier may be able to cut blocks into slabs.
- If food from upright freezers can be tightly packed in coolers with dry ice, it may be easier to keep the food frozen for a longer period of time.
- If a freezer has a limited amount of food in it, pack the food compactly in coolers with dry ice.
- Fill a partly empty freezer with material like crumpled newspaper, clean bath towels or blankets to cut down on air circulation, which hastens dissipation of dry ice.
- Some suggest separating dry ice from direct contact with food packaging by placing boards or heavy cardboard between packages and ice. Ice may be wrapped in brown paper for longer storage.
- As dry ice dissipates, it becomes a gas. To avoid gas fumes, wait a few moments after opening the door of a chest freezer before bending over it. Stand back a bit when opening the door of an upright freezer.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also offers this power outage food safety infographic:
AllGas is the premier manufacturer of dry ice in the area. Made to order in Monticello & New Hampton (Goshen) and in storage at our Newton location, we offer dry ice as 3/8″ pellets and 1/8″ rice.
Dry ice is made from solidified carbon dioxide (COs). Called “dry” because when it sublimates (goes from a solid to a gas) it doesn’t leave any moisture behind. That’s not the only difference between regular ice and dry ice. Dry ice is exceptionally cold – it sublimates at -109° F – that’s cold! It also lasts long which makes it the perfect “ice” for portable coolers.
Dry ice is used in a variety of commercial & residential applications. It is used in:
- Industrial dry ice blast cleaning
- Shipping frozen food & medical products
- Travel & camping refrigerators and coolers
- Special effects fog
- Power outages
- Science & school projects
A relatively new addition to our dry ice manufacturing is the rental of dry ice blasting equipment. Dry ice cleaning is like sand blasting except for no secondary waste. The dry ice evaporates leaving less clean up. It also is non-abrasive and non-toxic.
Dry ice cleaning/blasting is used in a diverse list of industries. From automotive to graffiti removal, it is the preferred method for high pressure cleaning.
For additional information on renting a dry ice blaster or purchasing dry ice, contact us at 800-380-1427 or complete the form below.
Graffiti Removal with Dry Ice
Many building owners have struggled with how to remove graffiti, and often simply resort to painting over it. In the past, the only other option was to sand or soda blast the graffiti, but that can result in damage to the building as well as extensive clean-up. Many building owners, especially those owning historical buildings, have decided to turn to the use of dry ice blasting when removing graffiti. Dry ice blasting is time efficient and effective when removing graffiti from almost any surface, and it causes little to no harm to the existing building.
Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting for Graffiti Removal:
- One-Pass Cleaning – Unlike sand blasting & power washing, dry ice blasting only needs one sweep of the wand to clean the area. A real time and labor saver!
- No Clean-up – Dry ice sublimates, meaning it dissolves into a gas upon contact. All that is left is minimal paint clean up.
- No Odor & No Hazmat Issues – You are not using harsh chemical, so there is no smell. This means there’s also no harmful residue.
- Doesn’t Harm Structural Integrity – This is a relatively gentle process that can be used on a variety of architectural structures. Especially useful in removing graffiti from historical artifacts and brick.
Rent the equipment from AllGas and you could be in business today! Give us a call at 800-380-1427 for details.