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Linde launches next generation environmentally friendly cylinder for calibration gases


Munich - Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced the launch of its ECOCYL® OSQ refillable cylinder for portable calibration and testing of highly sensitive environmental monitoring devices. The ECOCYL® OSQ employs a unique negative pressure technology, guaranteeing precision in the calibration gas delivery requirements for ultra-sensitive instruments, which can be susceptible to damage from the positive gas pressure usually applied by other gas cylinders. Such instruments include detection monitors with integrated pumps or those monitors calibrated in docking stations with built-in pumping devices.

ECOCYL® is part of the HiQ® portable specialty gas solutions from Linde. As with other models in the ECOCYL® range, the ECOCYL® OSQ is refillable, avoiding the environmental waste or costly regulatory cylinder return and waste handling issues often related with typical disposable cylinder packaging. ECOCYL® cylinders have integrated cylinder valve, pressure regulator and flow control all within the cylinder, which are permanently protected by a specially designed protective cowling, reducing the risk associated with connecting hoses and making them safer and easier to handle than cylinders requiring connections and other associated gas handling equipment.

In addition, ECOCYL® cylinders, which are made of aluminium, are light, strong and compact, therefore offering true portability and convenience when needing to regularly calibrate monitoring devices across dispersed locations. ECOCYL® portable gas solutions also deliver greater economic savings as cylinders have a pressure of 150 bar, containing at least 50 percent more gas than most disposable cylinders.

“The development of the ECOCYL® OSQ is further verification of Linde’s continuing commitment not only to innovation, but to providing sustainable products and solutions which impact significantly less on the environment” says Steve Harrison, Head of Specialty Gases and Specialty Equipment. “The fact that we can deliver innovative technologies such as these while also continuing to push boundaries on safety improvements, economy and convenience for our customers is what makes Linde a world-leading gas technology supplier.”

About HiQ
The HiQ® programme 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, the REDLINE® and BASELINE® trademarked equipment product ranges and the SPECTRA-SEAL®, ECOCYL® and VERISEQ® specialty gas ranges.

HiQ® represents Linde’s commitment to the highest available quality and global consistency across gases, equipment and services. To learn more, go to

About The Linde Group
The Linde Gases Division, part of the Linde Group, is a leader in the international industrial and healthcare gases markets, providing compressed, bulk, specialty and medical gases, as well as chemicals to virtually all fields of industry globally. The company adds value to its customers’ businesses through the provision of state-of-the-art application technology, process know-how, services and equipment.

The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees working in over 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based and sustainable 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, see The Linde Group web site at


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