Specialty Gas Cylinder extends sensitive instrument life.

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Using negative gas pressure, ECOCYL® OSQ (on demand, stainless steel, quick disconnect) cylinder protects sensitive instruments from damage due to positive gas pressure. Refillable cylinders have integrated cylinder valve, pressure regulator, and flow control, all protected by integrated cowling. Applications include instruments such as detection monitors with integrated pumps or monitors calibrated in docking stations with built-in pumping devices.



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Linde Canada Introduces Specialty Gas Cylinder that Extends the Life of Environmental Instruments



Addition to ECOCYL® product line extends HiQ® family brand

Mississauga, Canada - Linde Canada has introduced a specialty gas cylinder that protects ultra-sensitive instruments from damage due to positive gas pressure. The ECOCYL® OSQ specialty gas cylinder employs a unique form of negative gas pressure to protect sensitive instruments, such as environmental monitoring devices, from harm. Such instruments can be susceptible to damage from positive gas pressure, which is often associated with conventional gas cylinders.

Linde Canada is part of Linde North America, which is a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. The new ECOCYL OSQ specialty gas cylinder is part the Linde HiQ® specialty gases offerings.

As with other patented ECOCYL cylinder models, the ECOCYL OSQ (on demand, stainless steel, quick disconnect) specialty gas cylinder is refillable, avoiding the environmental waste or costly regulatory cylinder return and waste handling issues often associated with disposable cylinder packaging. ECOCYL specialty gas cylinders have an integrated cylinder valve, pressure regulator and flow control all within the cylinder. These are permanently protected by a specially designed protective cowling, which makes them safer and easier to handle than cylinders requiring associated gas handling equipment.

The new ECOCYL OSQ specialty gas cylinder is perfectly suited for instruments such as detection monitors with integrated pumps or those monitors calibrated in docking stations with built-in pumping devices.

The branding of all Linde's specialty gases solutions, including gas mixtures and high purity gases, specialty equipment products and associated services will now be aligned within the Canadian market under a single internationally recognised Linde brand -- HiQ specialty gases.

"Unifying our specialty gas and equipment ranges under the HiQ brand umbrella enables Linde to provide a unique level of assurance to customers through the trademark's guarantee of the highest quality and globally available consistency," said Darlene Haapanen, specialty gases marketing manager for Linde Canada. "We are constantly innovating to understand and surpass customer expectations for today and the future," Haapanen said.

About HiQ Specialty Gases

The HiQ specialty gases product range from Linde supplies high purity gases, gas mixtures, precision engineered equipment and gas distribution systems, and services and support, to a wide range of industries employing specialty gases applications. It encompasses, but is not limited to, REDLINE® specialty gases equipment, BASELINE® specialty gases regulators, SPECTRA-SEAL® calibration gas mixtures, ECOCYL portable specialty gases solutions, HiQ SPECTRA® fine chemical and high purity gases and VERISEQ® pharmaceutical grade gases.

The HiQ product brand represents Linde's commitment to the highest available quality and global consistency across gases, equipment and services. To learn more, go to hiq.linde-gas.com

About The Linde Group

The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2009 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 11.2 billion (USD 15.3 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.

Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit Linde Canada online at www.lindecanada.com

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