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South Africa’s First Commercial Helium Plant To Begin Construction

Energy company Renergen says construction will soon begin on the Virginia Gas Project, South Africa’s first commercial helium plant. In a shareholder statement on Monday (28 October), Renergen said that Chinese company Western Shell Cryogenic Equipment has been awarded the … Continue reading

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Mutual friction force with quartz tuning fork oscillations in superfluid helium

ABSTRACT An experimental study of the vibrational characteristics of a quartz tuning fork at low temperatures has been carried out. The measurement results in vacuum at 1.5 K are shown to almost coincide with data obtained at 0.7 K in the case … Continue reading

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Renergen’s Virginia Project Could Position South Africa As Prominent Player In Helium Market

Emerging natural gas producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project, in the Free State, has the potential to position South Africa as a prominent player in the helium market. As a result, South Africa could become the eighth country in the world … Continue reading

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NASA Awards Two Helium Contracts

NASA has awarded contracts worth a combined total of $203.2m to Air Products and Messer LLC to supply gaseous and liquid helium for its space projects. The total value of the contract with Air Products, including options, is approximately $168m … Continue reading

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GAWDA Annual Convention Recap Part Two: Helium Shortage Set To Ease In 2020

Helium expert Phil Kornbluth told the GAWDA (Gases and Welders Distributors Association) 2019 Annual Convention that the current helium shortage should begin to ease late next year. Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting and a member of the gasworld Editorial … Continue reading

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