The industrial gases industry literally touches everyday people’s life in more ways that anyone realizes. Yet this industry, is little known by the general public, and even by many users of the various gases. The average citizen is somewhat familiar with oxygen; after all, that’s what hospitals, specialists and paramedics provide to patients. They probably have heard of carbon dioxide because that’s what puts the “fizz” in soft drinks and beer. But the average person generally does not associate those two with the term “industrial gases”.
The story of the formation of the industrial gas industry and its growth in applications and uses for the gases is told in the report “The Invisible Industry” published by IOMA. From two patents related to the liquefaction of air into its major components – oxygen and nitrogen, grew the attractive worldwide industrial gas industry and all of the applications for the gas products which the industry has continued to develop and grow.
Industrial gases are used in a wide variety of applications, from the Steel Industry, Cement Automotive, Water Treatment, Welding to the Chemical industry, construction, manufacturing, transportation equipment, food and tobacco, rubber & plastics, medical… Industrial gases include atmospheric gases and process gases. Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, ozone, neon, helium, krypton, methane, hydrogen, and nitrous oxide are some commonly use industrial gases in different industries.
The world industrial gases market has a turnover of approximately USD 45.0 billion in 2014. Within Europe, the industry employs 45,000 people, has 4 million customers and 4.5 million delivery points. The gas production is approximately 220,000 tons per day. The industrial gases market is mainly driven by the growing population and industrialization in emerging economies. According to Zion Research new 2016 report, global industrial gas market is expected to reach USD 65.0 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of above 6.0% between 2015 and 2020.
Most products are manufactured by the industrial gases companies in plants and then supplied to customers by one of three basic methods of supply: pipeline, bulk, pressure in metal cylinders. Cavagna Group has invested years of intensive work to develop a range of valves and regulators for industrial gas containers. The reliability of this range of equipment not only assures the highest level of performance in its field of application, but it guarantees the safety and security of communities around the world. The skills and expertise of the Cavagna Group R&D department have delivered numerous preparatory products to gas industry leaders.