BOC has redefined the delivery of cutting edge solutions to Australian manufacturing with the launch of its new Mini Bulk Service Offer and Mix Onsite which is specifically tailored for the welding sector.
The unique technology improves upon the original system of multiple linked cylinders or "manifold packs", offering significant economic, production and space-saving advantages.
BOC’s Market Manager – Advanced Applications, Deian Jones, said the system also helped to reduce the risk of handling injuries that were often associated with manually changing over cylinder packs.
“The Mini Bulk Service Offer makes it easier to manage variable demand and offers significant productivity savings, cost-effective supply, consistent high purity liquid, low filling losses, modest installation costs and increased gas storage in a compact cryogenic liquid vessel,’’ Mr Jones said.
“The Mix Onsite system involves liquid argon and CO2 being delivered by a combination tanker into a range of compact customer argon and CO2 vessels.
“A mixing panel is then used to blend argon and CO2 to the required shielding gas specification, with the shielding gas then delivered by pipeline to the required points of use,’’ he said.
Mix Onsite forms part of BOC’s innovative Mini Bulk Service Offering which has changed the face of gas supply in the manufacturing sector, providing an intermediate solution between cylinder packs and bulk delivery.
Once the compact high pressure vessel is installed on site, the gases are delivered by BOC in small, rigid road tankers designed for easy site access.
BOC has a range of flexible delivery options and can even monitor a business’s gas levels remotely and schedule top ups when required.
BOC had originally developed the Mini Bulk gas supply offer to deliver nitrogen to the laser market segment where it has been taken up very successfully.
Leveraging off the global expertise of parent company, The Linde Group, Mix Onsite was launched with the objective of expanding into new markets.
Mix Onsite was specifically developed for the welding market, particularly for customers who use between 100 and 400 cubic metres of gas per week and are looking save on costs and space.