Get to grips with dry ice and learn its lifespan in our informative guide! Discover everything you need to know about this versatile substance here.
Get to grips with dry ice and learn its lifespan in our informative guide! Discover everything you need to know about this versatile substance here.
With six locations throughout the tri-state area, AllGas is your local welding supply store. We carry top brands from industry market leaders like Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric, Thermal Dynamics, ESAB, Miller, Victor, Harris, Speedglas and many others.
Just a few short years ago there was an abundance of helium. The pandemic saw a decrease in demand for industrial and entertainment applications, that in turn, saw increase supply. Since then, there have been a series of events that have led to a decrease in supply that is leading towards higher prices and less product.
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Plasma welding, first introduced as a welding process in the early 1960s, was used in special lowcurrent applications (microplasma) from 0.5 amp or lower, or up to 500-amp applications for heavy industry. In this article by Steve Milner, you will be able to examine the art of plasma welding.
Falls remain at the top of the list when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2021.
Welding built the world we live in - from our houses, buildings, cars, bridges, and even spaceships. Are you curious about welding and want to learn more about it? Do you want to know about the different welding processes? Or what do the welding acronyms GMAW, GTAW, SMAW stand for? You’ve come to the right place.
This video covers the steps you should take to ensure safe operation of your plasma cutter. Always refer to your Safety and Compliance Manual if there are any safety concerns or questions when using Hypertherm plasma equipment.
Whenever looking for information on welding, it's always a good idea to start with the equipment manufacturers. Many, like Miller Welding, are a great resource for how to videos, blog posts and podcasts. The following is a beginners guide to welding from Miller Welding and the Arc Academy.
Published in The Welder on April 7, 2021, this article offers great tips for preweld actions that will help guarantee a good welding project.
AllGas Welding Supply includes 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.
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.
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.
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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:
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:
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:
Rent the equipment from AllGas and you could be in business today! Give us a call at 800-380-1427 for details.
Sometimes you happen across an article that explains something so well, there’s no point in trying to replicate it. We search each week for something to share on LinkedIn and Google. This week we hit the nail on the head with a Welding Champs blog post "9 Different Types of Welding Processes" by Jacob Mills. Welding Champs is a made up of a group of people who love welding. They have taken the time to put together a website of everything welding. It’s a great resource for people just starting out in welding as the articles and posts are well written and easily understood.
Here are the 9 differenty types of welding processes:
Enjoy the whole blog post here. Remember, you can get all of your welding supplies and equipment at your nearest AllGas location.
Bleach is a strong and effective disinfectant – its active ingredient sodium hypochlorite is effective in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza virus – but it is easily inactivated by organic material. Diluted household bleach disinfects within 10–60 minutes contact time. Learn more.
What is Dry Ice Cleaning? Environmentally responsible cleaning & surface preparation!
How it works
Dry ice cleaning is similar to sand, bead and soda blasting in that it prepares and cleans surfaces using a media accelerated in a pressurized air stream. It differs in that dry ice cleaning uses solid CO2 pellets or miroparticles, which are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate.
The unique characteristics of dry ice make it the perfect cleaning media. Dry ic is non-abrasive and non-conductive and will not damage surfces or equipment. It sublimates on impact, leaving behind no secondary waste. It is non-toxic and safe for employees.
These atributes make dry ice cleaning a efficient, cost effective and enviornmentally responsible cleaning solution.
The power of Cold Jet dry ice innovation brings winning solutions to a diverse list of industry leaders around the globe.
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Dry ice can be a real money saver in the event of an emergency. Preserving your frozen foods for the length of an extended power outage. Read more.
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Various optical materials such as quartz, borosilicate glass and even sapphire were all successfully welded to metals like aluminium, titanium and stainless steel using the Heriot-Watt laser system, which provides very short, picosecond pulses of infrared light in tracks along the materials to fuse them together.
The new process could transform the manufacturing sector and have direct applications in the aerospace, defence, optical technology and even healthcare fields.
Professor Duncan Hand, director of the five-university EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes based at Heriot-Watt, said: "Traditionally it has been very difficult to weld together dissimilar materials like glass and metal due to their different thermal properties—the high temperatures and highly different thermal expansions involved cause the glass to shatter.
"Being able to weld glass and metals together will be a huge step forward in manufacturing and design flexibility.
"At the moment, equipment and products that involve glass and metal are often held together by adhesives, which are messy to apply and parts can gradually creep, or move. Outgassing is also an issue—organic chemicals from the adhesive can be gradually released and can lead to reduced product lifetime.
"The process relies on the incredibly short pulses from the laser. These pulses last only a few picoseconds—a picosecond to a second is like a second compared to 30,000 years.
"The parts to be welded are placed in close contact, and the laser is focused through the optical material to provide a very small and highly intense spot at the interface between the two materials—we achieved megawatt peak power over an area just a few microns across.
"This creates a microplasma, like a tiny ball of lightning, inside the material, surrounded by a highly-confined melt region.
Read more: https://phys.org/news/2019-03-welding-breakthrough.html
We get asked all the time - "How much helium do I need to fill up XX of balloons." The answer depends on several factors, including the size of the balloons. Read more.
Welding defect can be defined as any deviation in size and shape of the given metal structure regarding technical and design requirements. The deviation can be caused by process limitation in terms of wrong welding process/technique or due to certain human behavior.
Welding defects can occur at any stage of the welding process and they can affect both the inside and outside of the metal structure. Although it is almost impossible to create a defect-free weld, it is important for you to reduce their occurrence to prevent loss of material and maintain the intended quality.
It is important to note that some of the defects are permitted if they do not compromise set standards and quality, but some like cracks cannot be accepted. Having said that, this guideline will help you to detect these common welding defects, their causes and remedies.
Types of Welding Defects
Defects in welding joints are classified into 2 broad categories .i.e. those that occur internally and those that occur externally.
External Welding Defects Explained
Cracks – Cracks are the most common defects and they can occur anywhere on the surface of the weld material. Some cracks can also be present inside the weld material especially on areas that are affected by direct heat (HAZ). Cracks presents themselves in two major types:
Causes of Cracks
Overlaps – Overlap results when the weld pool overflows on the surface of the weld metal. The molten metal does not fuse with the base metal leading to an overlap which may extend to form an angle not exceeding 90 degrees.
Causes of Overlaps
Undercuts – Undercuts presents themselves as narrow gutters on the base metal next to the weld metal near the edge. This occurs when the base metal melts away from the weld area reducing the thickness of the base metal and the result is a weakened workpiece. These undercuts run parallel to the metal weld.
Causes of Undercuts
Porosity – Porosity is a condition that manifests itself inform of gases or air bubbles that are trapped in the weld metal. It is mainly as a result of contamination of the weld metal, which is weakened, and it can collapse with time.
Causes of Porosity
Spatter – Spatter occurs when metal particles from the weld is stuck on the area adjacent to the weld area. This defect is common in gas metal arc welding and it is sometimes very hard to remove the particles.
Causes of Spatter
Internal Welding Defects Explained
Incomplete Fusion – Lack of fusion or incomplete fusion occurs when the weld metal and the base metal are not accurately welded due to improper melting resulting into unfilled gap. Improper fusion can also occur between layers within the weld itself. Although this is an internal problem, it can be manifested on the outer surface too if the outer sidewall is not properly fused with the parent metal.
Causes of Incomplete fusion
Incomplete Penetration – Incomplete penetration results when the depth of the weld is not enough. As such, the metal grove is not filled fully meaning that the weld does not extend through the entire joint.
Causes of an Incomplete Penetration
Slag Inclusion – Slag inclusions are compounds such as oxides that are mainly trapped in the weld or on the surface of the weld zone. These compounds are byproducts of welding processes such as stick welding and arc welding. In addition, insufficient cleaning can leave some slag behind which reduces the strength of the weld and it can act as a starting point of serious cracking. Serious slag inclusion may require you to do a re-weld.
Causes of Slag Inclusion
As a parting shot, we can all agree that it is important for you to identify and remove any defect that may be present in your workpiece. We believe that this article has comprehensively addressed those defects and we hope that it will help you during any manufacturing process to prevent loss of material and to keep you safe.
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