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Andy Castiglione

Andy Castiglione is part of the 3rd generation of the Castiglione family to manage and grow WestAir. He works hard to bring the slogan "Large Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care" to every interaction with our customers, employees, and friends he has.

Email: andyc@westairgases.com

Author's Posts

Exploring the Most Essential (and Underappreciated) Uses for Helium

by Andy Castiglione on Oct 30, 2019

It’s Not All Balloons and Blimps

Ever had an MRI? Or used a smartphone? Then you’ve got helium to thank for it. And as one of the most abundant elements in our atmosphere, you might think it to be one of the most available. While that isn’t exactly the case, it is still true that it’s absolutely indispensable for the happy and normal functioning of many, many parts of our lives; oftentimes without us even realizing it.

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Topics: industrial gases, welding equipment, helium, helium shortage, MRI, shielding gases

What is Helium and Why is There a Global Helium Shortage?

by Andy Castiglione on Oct 21, 2019

Introducing Helium: The Most Common Gas You Know Nothing About

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Topics: Specialty Gases, industrial gases, helium, helium shortage

To Know your Dewar is to Love your Dewar

by Andy Castiglione on Sep 14, 2017

Or … How to Dodge Dewar Bullets

The old saying really goes something like:

To know someone is to love them

If people count on you to supply liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic liquids for storing biological samples or processes like Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), the saying can apply to your relationship with your dewars and liquid cylinders.

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Topics: Specialty Gases, Lab & Life Sciences, Nitrogen, Cryogenics