Runouts. High costs. Interrupting workflow to swap out cylinders. Not only are these issues frustrating, but they can also have a direct effect on efficiency and costs. High-pressure conventional cylinders are limited in their gas capacity which can result in process interruptions. Portable liquid dewars can provide higher product storage capacity but are difficult to handle and have additional safety considerations such as occasionally gas venting which can also be very loud.
Last month, we introduced Praxair’s Amplify™ high-capacity gas delivery system. Compared to conventional cylinders, Praxair’s Amplify cylinders contain significantly more gas than conventional cylinders, but with similar dimensions and ergonomics, to enable longer run times and reduce the labor and hassles associated with replacing cylinders. Amplify gas delivery systems can help you ensure enough gas is available to complete your work and keep processes flowing.
Praxair’s AmplifyMAX high-capacity gas delivery system empowers your operation to achieve high capacity, convenience and cost savings in a safe, ergonomic package. The AmplifyMAX system contains the same gas volume as a traditional 300 cubic foot cylinder 6-pack cylinder cluster with a 32% smaller footprint and in a 66% lighter package. Housed in an HDPE-enclosed frame riding on large casters, the AmplifyMAX system's capacity is achieved by using a type-3 composite cylinder pressurized to 6000 psig. This compact packaging provides a clean appearance and lowers the center of gravity, enhancing maneuverability and making placement of the system safer and easier than other options.
In addition to the superior stability and maneuverability, the system features the Amplify valve which has an integrated regulator that steps the outlet delivery pressure down to approximately 1300 psig, making the AmplifyMAX high-capacity delivery system Plug and Play compatible with your existing gas distribution systems and eliminating the need to purchase any additional equipment.