Category Archives: News

Unfolding Compressed Gas Applications

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.

hp-applicationsIndustrial 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.

hp-applications2Within 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 valve 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.

 

 

The Granite Group is the new LPG Products Distributor in New Hampshire

granite
The Ultimate Bath Store is New England’s premier bath and kitchen center and the exclusive showroom chain of The Granite Group.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 10, 2016 — May 6, 2016 – Concord, NH – The Granite Group announced today that they have launched a new division focused on Propane Gas Products and Accessories.

“The propane business is a natural fit for The Granite Group. We already service Propane customers with equipment and we have excellent people that do an extraordinary job in moving material. Partnering with the best in class manufacturers will only solidify our position and our 33 stores and 48 salespeople in all New England states and will give us a presence unprecedented in the industry. We look forward to serving this market entirely and are very excited about the reception from the customers who have demanded more.” says Stephen Murphy, The Granite Group’s Director of Propane Sales

Beginning this month, The Granite Group will begin receiving and delivering Propane Tanks and Cylinders from Trinity Containers as well as LPG Valve and Tank Equipment from the Cavagna Group. Both companies feature best-in-class product offerings and are excited about their new partnerships with The Granite Group.

“Both Cavagna and The Granite Group share the same values that are unique to family owned companies; integrity, accountability, innovation, and a drive to lead the market with new ideas and products. The Granite Group’s focus on providing personalized service to help build their customers’ sales in a changing market collaborates well with Cavagna’s own philosophy. We have confidence that The Granite Group’s professional sales force, solid operation, and experience in inventory management paired with the Cavagna’s quality manufacturing will provide great opportunities for the LP trade in New England.”says Peter Dwyer, LPG Sales Manager, Cavagna North America

“Trinity Containers is extremely pleased with our decision to team up with The Granite Group. We think The Granite Group, together with Trinity, represents the best opportunity to provide unmatched service to the New England propane market.” says Brent T. Baty, Director, Sales & Marketing, Trinity Containers

Murphy is also excited about the new partnerships and believes The Granite Group is the perfect company to help everyone involved benefit.“The Granite Group has scale that appeals to our customers and manufacturer’s. We look at the changing marketplace and feel that we can offer the material benefits of a large distributor but with a concentrated focus that seems to fit with Propane dealers. We listen to our customers, and this model really fits their needs. We look forward to truly partnering with them in every way.”

Portable Oxygen Benefits

We understand the need for people to remain active when it comes to living with a lung disease that requires using additional oxygen and in order to do so, they need lightweight and portable solutions.
Looking at the benefits of portable oxygen, people get out of the house and remain engaged in life outside their home. While out, using oxygen makes it easier to do more, brain thinks more clearly — and people are much happier when in the company of others. Today’s portable oxygen technology allows you to utilize portable oxygen therapy 24 hours a day, every day, anywhere.

Oxygen can be delivered by three types of devices: oxygen concentrator, liquid system or oxygen in a metal cylinder.

Oxygen gas is stored in steel and aluminum tanks or cylinders. These tanks come in many sizes; larger ones are usually used at home and smaller ones are used when you leave the house.

Viproxy® Atom, Compact Advanced  Medical valve with integrated pressure regulator  provides an easy – to – use package for those  who need medical oxygen from portable cylinders. Viproxy® Atom works reliably in home care Oxygen therapy and can be carried just about anywhere.

It is easy to use because the oxygen regulator and the gas supply valve are combined and enduringly attached to the gas cylinder as one system.

The valve was designed not only to be reliable under all operating conditions, but already in the design phase a distinctive target was set to make use and operating features simple and carefree. For the fully equipped version the total weight with protection cap is 900 gr.

Useful related content about Portable Oxygen

American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/diagnosing-and-treating/supplemental-oxygen.html

American Thoracic Society https://www.thoracic.org/copd-guidelines/for-patients/why-do-i-need-oxygen-therapy.php

 

Cavagna Group Asia at 2016 WLPGA Oceania Regional Summit

Cavagna Group Asia will be present at 2016 2016 WLPGA Oceania Regional Summit, held in Gold Coast, Australia, 18th May 2016.

We will present our LPG product lines, the widest range of solutions in the industy

We look forward to seeing you at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort Cavagna / Bromic Stand to show and demonstrate the advantages of our products.

For further information, visit the show’s official website.

wlpgabanner

Cavagna Group at 2016 Alternative Fuels Conference

Cavagna Group will be present at 2016 Alternative Fuels Conference, held in Bologna, 25th – 28th May 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at Bologna Fiere to show and demonstrate the advantages of our products.

With our full range of services and products, we are closer to you than ever before and are able to put all our Group’s experience at your disposal.

For further information, visit the show’s official website.

Cavagna Group Asia at 2016 Oil & Gas Pakistan Expo

Cavagna Group Asia will be present at 2016 Oil & Gas Pakistan Expo, held in Lahore, 19th – 21st May 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at Lahore International Expo Centrel to show and demonstrate the advantages of our products.

With our full range of services and products, we are closer to you than ever before and are able to put all our Group’s experience at your disposal.

For further information, visit the show’s official website.

pogee banner

DA STUDIO ENEA L’ALLARME SULLE BIOMASSE LEGNOSE

ENEA_logo_nl_17_11_504x284L’utilizzo delle biomasse per il riscaldamento residenziale non porta i benefici sperati e anzi, a causa delle emissioni di particolato (PM 2.5), incrementa l’inquinamento atmosferico e provoca danni alla salute. Per questo motivo, le politiche di sostegno alle biomasse per uso residenziale vanno condizionate all’uso delle più efficienti tecnologie disponibili, gli standard emissivi delle tecnologie incentivabili devono diventare più rigorosi e le politiche di incentivi vanno rimodulate tenendo conto degli impatti negativi sulla salute provocati dalle emissioni di inquinanti atmosferici come il particolato. E’ quanto emerge dallo studio Enea “Gli impatti energetici e ambientali dei combustibili nel settore residenziale”, presentato l’11 novembre in un evento promosso a Roma da Assogasliquidi e Anigas. Gli aspetti sanitari sono stati evidenziati dallo Studio del Centro Controllo Malattie del Ministero della Salute, VIIAS (Valutazione Integrata dell’Impatto dell’Inquinamento atmosferico sull’Ambiente e sulla Salute). Lo Studio ENEA parte da recenti analisi sulla qualità dell’aria che, in alcune zone del Paese, evidenziano una presenza di inquinanti atmosferici e composti tossici elevata, nonostante l’adozione di norme europee sulle emissioni di impianti industriali e autoveicoli. Inoltre, a differenza degli altri prodotti petroliferi, del gas naturale e dell’energia elettrica – soggetti ad accise o imposte di fabbricazione e all’aliquota Iva al 22% – le biomasse godono di una fiscalità agevolata. Tale trattamento preferenziale accordato alle biomasse dovrebbe quindi esser riequilibrato, per tener conto degli impatti negativi sulla salute umana e sull’ambiente. I dati presentati anche dalle ARPA regionali intervenute all’evento e da INSERM (Institut National de la santè et de la recerche medicale) confermano gli impatti ambientali e sanitari derivanti dall’impiego delle biomasse nel settore del riscaldamento.

documento-iconLeggi il Comunicato stampa


European and Italian energy policies pursue  several objectives including energy dependence reduction, greater energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.

The EU “20-20-20 Package” in 2009 set objectives for 2020. As a result:

  • Directive EC/2009/28 on renewables transposed in the Italian legislation.
  • National Action Plans for Renewable energies (PAN) and Energy Efficiency (PAEE).
  • Elaboration of specific policy measures in support of renewables.

The 2013 National Energy Strategy for 2020 identifies renewable energy sources (RES) among the main priorities for action, setting for the power sector more ambitious targets than those set in the PAN and promoting thermal renewables.

  • Cover with RES a 19-20% share of gross final energy consumption by 2020.
  • Part of this contribution could be provided by thermal renewables (about 11 Mtoe/yr) including, besides solar thermal and heat pumps, a portion supplied by biomass as a fuel for boilers, closed fireplaces and stoves.

In home heating, the replacement of fossil fuels with biomass (conventionally considered as carbon neutral) is encouraged.

In Italy we use much more biomass in home heating than previously thought.

  • A survey by ISTAT on Households energy consumption (2014), estimates the amount of biomass used in the residential sector in 2013 at about 19 Mt (of which 17.5 Mt consisting of wood and 1.5 Mt of pellets). About half of the wood use is unrecorded as it escapes market transactions.
    A more favorable fiscal treatment is accorded to wood biomass and pellets.
  • Atmospheric pollutants concentrations (including PM) are still too high in some areas of Italy, despite the adoption of fairly stringent European and national regulations on emissions from industrial plants and vehicles.
  • The impact of air pollutants concentrations on the diffusion of respiratory diseases in humans is recognized by several epidemiological surveys and studies conducted worldwide by the WHO.
  • The VIIAS study estimates about 30 000 premature deaths in Italy to be due solely to fine particulate (PM2.5).

report enea

Download the full report (PDF)

 

 

Bigas has become 100% Cavagna Group

Bigas-Logo-Payoff-A-Cavagna-group--Company

Foto panoramica bigas nuovo stabilimento con logo

Last November the Cavagna Group finalized the acquisition of 100% of Bigas, a company specialized in the production of fuel system technologies (reducers, injectors, control units) for engines powered by LPG and CNG. The Cavagna Group had already held 45% of the Florence-based company’s shares

– Ponte San Marco (BS), 21/12/2015 – The decision to take over Bigas is coherent with the development strategies of the Cavagna Group, as it is increasingly interested in having more direct involvement in the field of engine conversion to LPG/CNG fuel.

The Cavagna Group offers the broadest and most reliable range of products in the field of technologies and systems for the control, regulation and storage of compressed gases. It employs over 900 people worldwide and it is made up of nine vertically integrated production companies in Italy, and nine other companies spread out across five continents. Thanks to its distribution network, the Cavagna Group is now selling its products in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Bigas was founded in 1968 by the Biagiotti family, and it designs, develops and manufactures fuel components and complete systems for engines powered by LPG and CNG. Bigas-branded products are renowned for their quality and reliability worldwide, ensuring an innovative approach to optimizing the use of these fuels in the automotive market.  In addition, they are cost-competitive and environmentally friendly.

There has always been synergy between the engineering and production divisions at Bigas and those at the Cavagna Group, in terms of both technology and marketing. The Florence-based plant is specialized in designing and manufacturing the entire front kit for converting vehicles with direct or sequential fuel injection systems and naturally aspirated engines.

Bigas is also a strategic partner of Greengear Global Ltd. (a British subsidiary of the Cavagna Group) for the supply of the Enerkit product line for the LPG conversion of small engines for the outdoor industry (examples include ride-on mowers, forklifts, snow blowers and sweepers).

Miriam Cavagna — Cavagna Group Marketing and Communication Manager

miriamcavagna@cavagnagroup.com – +390309663250

About the Cavagna Group

The Cavagna Group has been supplying industries and consumers worldwide since 1949, and it is today’s leading manufacturer of equipment and fittings for compressed gases, gas storage and gas control. The Cavagna Group offers the most complete and reliable line of products in the sector, as well as the most dynamic services.

Both the experience and reliability of the Group’s product range have led to long-lasting partnerships with virtually all major oil/gas companies, in addition to producers of compressed gas containers and gas appliance OEMs. The Cavagna Group employs approximately 900 people worldwide. The Group is made up of nine vertically integrated production companies in Italy and nine other companies spread out across five continents. With a distribution network consisting of an additional fifteen fully-owned distribution companies, the Cavagna Group now sells its products in more than 140 countries worldwide. For more info, please visit: cgturkey.wpengine.com