MicroBulk Fills The Gap and Reduces Cost - Giving Customers A Cost Effective Industrial Gas Delivery Alternative
Nov. 16, 2015 Fort Worth, Texas -- MicroBulk industrial gas delivery systems offer a cost-effective alternative to packaged gas supply. Until recently, industrial gases were delivered in packaged supplies, such as cylinders or dewars, or for large volume customers, through bulk delivery. Many packaged users, however, have significant volume requirements that fall just short of the level where bulk delivery makes economic sense. MicroBulk fills the void.
“Cylinders are right for some customers, but MicroBulk fills the gap for many others,” according to Josh Lechler, Account Manager for WestAir based in Saginaw Texas – one of the largest independent distributors of industrial gases and welding supplies in the Fort Worth area and throughout the southwestern United States.
“In Fort Worth and surrounding areas in Texas, we see growth in MicroBulk deliveries primarily for agriculture, welding and fabrication, chemical processing, oilfield services and medical markets. Our MicroBulk trucks are also used extensively to supply nitrogen to the oil fields,” says Lechler.
Are You Ready to Bulk Up?
Who benefits from switching from packaged industrial gas to MicroBulk? As your need for industrial gas increases, consider an integrated, streamlined alternative to changing out cylinders or dealing with dewars. If you use more than 30 high-pressure cylinders, or three to four liquid cylinders per month, you should consider switching over to MicroBulk delivery and storage.
- Reduces product usage by up to 20% due to the elimination of residual product in returned cylinders
- Reduces handling costs for filling, delivering and picking up used cylinders
- Reduces time and costs for cylinder tracking and management
- Eliminates costs associated with lost cylinders
- Reduces supply interruptions
- Increases safety
- Reduces storage space required
When determining whether your company should switch to MicroBulk delivery, analyzing current usage and ongoing monitoring is a big part of the equation. WestAir Gases can help you gauge your current usage, track and manage ongoing delivery needs and use the WestAir eCommerce Portal to generate and dispatch orders so you can focus on running other parts of your business.
WestAir MicroBulk trucks can fill tanks as small as 450 liters, or as large as 5500 liters. Argon, Nitrogen and Oxygen can then be piped efficiently from the MicroBulk tank directly to your process or house distribution system as a liquid, gas or gas mixture.
WestAir offers a complete MicroBulk solution, including; process piping design, high quality regulators and manifolds. WestAir experts can help you choose from a range of MicroBulk solutions, based upon your specific application. Liquid storage vessels are available in a variety of sizes and can be installed inside or outside your facility, depending upon space requirements.
WestAir makes MicroBulk deliveries 24/7 throughout Texas, Arizona and California.
Is moving to MicroBulk right for you business? Ask a WestAir expert.