Coronavirus COVID-19 Response: Guidelines for Cleaning Externally Contaminated Medical Gas Containers

March 15th, 2020 | Technical

In light of the continued spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, CGA, the Compressed Gas Association, is offering its safety publication P-83, Guidelines for Cleaning Externally Contaminated Medical Gas Containers, for free to the public. We share this publication with our customers to promote safe cleaning practices of medical gas cylinders. Access [P-83] Guidelines for Cleaning Externally… Read more »

What Does a CGA 3-Digit Number Mean?

February 25th, 2020 | Technical

CGA, the Compressed Gas Association, establishes the safety standards for the industrial gases industry. To help keep people safe, CGA has developed a system for categorizing connections to deter misuse and incompatible configurations. So, what does a CGA 3-digit number mean? CGA valve outlet connections are identified by a 3-digit number relating to the rated or… Read more »

Is Acetylene Better Than Propane?

February 12th, 2020 | Technical

In the world of fuel gases, is Acetylene better than Propane? Each has its advantages. It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. 5 Advantages of Acetylene Hottest flame temperature fuel gas 1.5/1 ratio gas to Oxygen Pinpoint flame, easier to start, “bites in” Localized; heat depth can be controlled Smaller tips can be used… Read more »

Hydrogen in Pittsburgh

December 5th, 2019 | Technical

Butler Gas supplies gaseous hydrogen in Pittsburgh, with purity levels certified to 99.999%. In addition to filling hydrogen cylinders and banks (cradles of 12 or 16 cylinders), our fleet delivers hydrogen tube trailers. Hydrogen gas is authorized for bulk highway shipment in tube trailers at pressures to approximately 2600 psig. These trailers are constructed of… Read more »

Abydee Butler Moore Inducted as GAWDA President 2020

October 3rd, 2019 | News

Congratulations to our COO and President Abydee Butler Moore for being named President of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA). Butler Gas has been a member of GAWDA since 1960.  GAWDA is a trade association of suppliers and distributors within the industrial gas and welding industry, and provides safety and professional development resources to… Read more »

Best Practices for Outdoor Cylinder Storage

August 28th, 2019 | Technical

Cylinders are allowed to be stored outside, and in many cases, that is the safest area. Keep these best practices for outdoor cylinder storage in mind. Although our Pittsburgh climate does not present this obstacle, in geographies where temperatures exceed 125 degrees, cylinders should not be in direct sunlight. To prevent bottom corrosion, avoid prolonged… Read more »

Next-Generation Leaders Hayley and Chelsea

August 2nd, 2019 | News

We are developing two next-generation Butler Gas Family members into vital roles. Hayley Gobrish leads compliance and Chelsea Smilak leads customer service. Hayley is the daughter of Vice President of Services Sandy Gobrish (34 years with Butler Gas). Chelsea is the daughter of General Manager of Operations Joe Wilhelm (27 years with Butler Gas). “We are… Read more »

Butler Gas Drivers Win CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award

June 26th, 2019 | News

Congratulations, Butler Gas Drivers! Our distribution leaders are pictured with our recent CGA award for fleet safety. We operate one of the safest fleets in the industry thanks to the efforts of these fine gentlemen. We are proud to win this CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award.

What Do I Do With Butler Gas Empty Cylinders?

June 20th, 2019 | Technical

Cylinders are rarely truly “empty.” All cylinders should be handled in the same manner, whether they’re full, partially full, or considered empty. Separating your full cylinders from your empty cylinders is an essential part of safe and efficient cylinder housekeeping. To help your team differentiate between full cylinders and empty ones, Butler Gas shrink wraps… Read more »

Saluting the Life and Career of John Stropki

May 24th, 2019 | News

We mourn the passing of our friend, retired chairman, president, and CEO of Lincoln Electric, John Stropki. John passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 68. “John was a true industry icon and a great role model for our generation,” shares Jack Butler, our CEO. “He challenged yet nurtured us as… Read more »