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How to store plasma cutting gas?

Plasma is very often used to process various types of metals. It is the so-called fourth state of aggregate that resembles gas in structure. Its characteristic features are the conductivity of electric current, as well as a decrease in resistance with increasing temperature. The entire system consists of several basic elements, such as the power supply, burner, grounding cable and consumables. Plasma cutting can be used to process all electrically conductive materials, typically stainless steel and aluminum.

To get the most out of your cutting capabilities, oxygen plasma is the best option for mild steel. It will allow to obtain the best possible quality of metal processing. In addition, we also distinguish nitrogen and argon-hydrogen plasma, and the choice of gas should depend primarily on the material being processed, the expected quality of the cut, as well as overall labor costs.

How to store plasma cutting gas?

There are several basic storage systems, mainly high pressure cylinders, portable liquid tanks and cryogenic bulk systems. The most important criterion for selecting the method of gas storage is the rate of its consumption. High-pressure cylinders are characterized by the smallest capacity, but they can be used for a very long time without the risk of loss of substances. Therefore, it will be a perfect solution for individuals as well as companies that only occasionally perform cutting work with this type of gas.

For larger storage companies, a portable tank or cryogenic systems are best suited. In this situation, however, care should be taken to use all the material, as longer downtimes may result in the loss of substances. The most advanced method of storage are, of course, collective cryogenic systems, but in order for them to be used safely, many conditions must be met. First of all, they should be placed outside the building, and noteworthy is the fact that complete filling may require even several days of downtime of the entire installation.