CGA Standardized Cylinder Connections

April 24th, 2019 | Technical

Never force a cylinder connection if it does not fit. Our industry has developed standardized cylinder valve outlet and inlet connections, regulator connections, and transfer connections for specific types and groups of gases to prevent the misapplication of these potentially hazardous materials. Remember, if it does not fit, do not force it. Regulator connection threads… Read more »

How Compressed Gas Regulators Work

March 27th, 2019 | Technical

Properly working regulators are vital to a safe, efficient, and effective compressed gas application. Our gas regulators are designed to withstand the harshest environments and are 100% tested prior to shipment from the manufacturer. Regulators reduce unusable high pressure into usable low pressure and can keep the low pressure constant, compensating for changes in supply…. Read more »

Abydee Butler Moore Named 3rd Generation President

January 8th, 2019 | News

The Butler Gas Board of Directors elected Abydee Butler Moore, chief operating officer, president effective January 2019.  Abydee purchased minority shares of the business in 2015 and has been in the role of executive vice president since 2016.  She serves as Butler Gas’s third president in its 71-year history. As the third generation owner of… Read more »

Sandy Joins Pitt’s Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018

December 19th, 2018 | News

Congratulations to our Vice President of Services, Sandy Gobrish! Sandy is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018, awarded by University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE). Since its founding in 1993, IEE has worked with family-owned businesses, like Butler Gas, and other closely-held businesses of all sizes and at all stages… Read more »

CO2 Beverage System Safety

December 6th, 2018 | Technical

Beware that improperly installed or poorly maintained carbonated beverage systems can create hazardous concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in enclosed areas, causing restaurant patrons and employees severe, sometimes fatal, harm. CO2 in the gaseous state is colorless and odorless and not easily detectable. It can be deadly even when normal oxygen levels are present. Reaching… Read more »

Understanding Oxygen

November 8th, 2018 | Technical

Oxygen, the colorless, odorless, tasteless elemental gas that supports life and combustion, constitutes about one-fifth of the atmosphere. We supply oxygen for industrial, specialty, and medical applications. Industrial applications for oxygen are broad, and include its utilization with acetylene, propane, hydrogen, and other fuel gases for purposes like metal cutting, welding, and hardening. We supply… Read more »

Helium Shortage

October 22nd, 2018 | News

Helium supply faces limitations across our supply chain.  Why? Helium is a byproduct of radioactive decay of thorium and uranium occurring in Earth’s crust and results when natural gas is harvested at large processing plants. This crude helium is purified, liquefied, then compressed before resembling its gaseous form we supply in tube trailers and cylinders…. Read more »

Propane Heater Safety

October 11th, 2018 | Technical

As temperatures drop, please remember these temporary heating safety tips. Temporary heating equipment powered with propane is portable and widely used in a variety of industries. Builders, manufacturers, exterminators, emergency management and others utilize propane to fuel temporary heating units. Heaters must be designed for use with LP Gas and AGA, UL, or CGA approved…. Read more »

Sharing Smiles at Children’s Hospital

September 26th, 2018 | News

Butler Gas Products was honored to participate in our 2nd Annual Disney Balloon Day at Children’s Hospital, donating helium to inflate the balloons and passing them out to patients and their families. It is amazing what 200 Mickey and Minnie Mouse balloons can do! This month, volunteers from the IEE joined the Butler Gas Products… Read more »

Cylinders Exposed to Flood Situations

September 12th, 2018 | Technical

GAWDA (Gases and Welding Distributors Association) and CGA (Compressed Gas Association) released a safety alert yesterday reinforcing the need to be extra vigilant in the receipt, inspection, cleaning, and repair of medical oxygen cylinders that have been exposed to flood situations. Natural disasters can result in exposing a cylinder to a variety of hazardous conditions… Read more »