In the past we’ve talked about being flexible and prepared to blend our design with customer requirement. But today, lets talk about how our gas cylinder equipment can be applied to a variety of applications. In the past and still very much today, gas cylinder bundles are the realm of the gas company. To get access to gas, whether it’s medical, industrial or commercial in scale and type, you must buy it from the supplier and this includes the rental of the gas equipment. Because of course, without the bundle, you can’t get the gas. However, with the changing market place, the effects of the global financial crisis and growing competition to the major gas companies, businesses across all industries are looking for ways to save money.
For some businesses it might pay to consider purchasing gas equipment direct from suppliers like CEFRANK and then simply finding a gas supplier to fill your cylinders. Without having to cover the cost of equipment rental and maintenance which makes up the majority of the cost of gas, businesses can make significant savings. For so long things have been done the same way, and we’re big supporters of shaking up convention and looking at new ways to do business.
Another way for clients to make the best use of our gas cylinder equipment, in particular our bundles, is to arrange to have them shipped and assembled at the cylinder manufacturer’s site. As anyone who has ever dealt with cylinder knows, they can get damaged rather seriously on the journey from the manufacturer to site. Despite being wrapped and packed a percentage almost always ends up having to be repaired or replaced. Then you’ve got the enormous amounts of packaging that must be removed and disposed of after the cylinders have been installed to the bundles or packs. We can save businesses money and improve their green credentials by working in cooperation with cylinder companies to install the cylinders to our gas cylinder packs before they’re wrapped and packed and sent to the customer. By installing the cylinders in our equipment, you’ll save on handling costs and drastically reduce the damage that occurs in transit. Imagine being able to skip the labourious process of taking delivery of the cylinders, having them taken out of packaging and moved to another location and then arranging for them to be installed into a bundle. We have discussed this concept with various major cylinder manufacturers and they have welcomed the idea and indeed encouraged us to share it with our customers.
Our cylinder pallets are another product that shouldn’t be relegated for exclusive use in the gas industry. We have sold our cylinder pallets to large mining firms who want their own inventory of equipment for use at various remote sites. Quite often remote industry needs to have a number of systems for back up should something fail. Having access to oxygen is one of those safety systems essential to remote industrial activity like mining. Our equipment is a cost effective solution to those companies looking to purchase their own gas equipment. With our modular, bolted products we are able to ship globally at a competitive and cost effective rate and the fact that our products can be assembled by your own team, without the need for welding, is also a great incentive for remote areas of industry and those looking to save money.
More recently our filling systems and bundles have been of interest to various start up companies looking to offer alternative, green fuels. Just because our gas cylinder equipment has been used in the past for common gases like oxygen, argon and acetylene, for common applications like factories and industry – doesn’t meant that our products can’t be used for highly specialised gases, extremely valuable and rare gases, and of course for the increasingly popular natural gas. Because we specialise in what we do, we can offer experience and know-how that can’t be found in many other places. We welcome inquiries from all over the world in all industries that seek to find alternative, practical and cost effective solutions. Get in touch by visiting www.cefrank.com or email us at cetech(at)cefrank.com