microbulk tank advantage

The advantages of MicroBulk tanks are evident in their ability to provide a continuous and reliable gas supply, streamline operations with minimal downtime, and optimize space utilization, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution for industries across the board.


Microbulk Tank is a small bulk storage system for oxygen, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide consisting of specially insulated vessels, vaporizers, and regulators.

Understanding Cryogenic Temperatures and Applications

Cryogenic temperatures are extremely low, below -150°C. At these temperatures, gases become liquids, and liquids become solids. Cryogenic temperatures are used in a wide range of applications, from healthcare to food and beverage and manufacturing. Cryogenic gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, and argon are used in many industrial processes, including welding, metal fabrication, and chemical production. Cryogenic temperatures can improve product quality and reduce manufacturing costs, making it an attractive option for many businesses.
Cryogenic tanks and micro bulk systems are designed to store and transport large volumes of cryogenic gases safely and efficiently. Cryogenic tanks are large, insulated vessels holding several thousand gallons of cryogenic gases. Microbulk systems are smaller, portable tanks that can hold up to a few hundred gallons of cryogenic gases. Both systems are designed to keep cryogenic gases at a constant temperature, preventing them from evaporating or boiling off.

How did microbulk tanks work?
Micro-bulk storage tanks can be installed anywhere—inside or outside your facility. This avoids the extensive site prep and costs associated with bulk supply while making installation much faster. Piping is installed to deliver the gas from the microbulk tanks to your welding line, brewing production area, laboratory, or any application you need.

FeatureMicrobulk TanksHigh-Pressure CylindersBulk Storage Tanks
Gas SupplyContinuous, on-site refillingLimited, requires frequent changeoversContinuous, large volume
ConvenienceMore convenient, eliminates changeoversLess convenient requires handling cylindersLess convenient, requires dedicated infrastructure
CostPotentially lower (reduced gas waste, labour costs, bulk discounts)Higher (cylinder rental/purchase, handling costs)Varies (high upfront investment, lower gas cost per unit)
Space RequirementsModerateLow (portable)High (large tanks)

Microbulk System

Manifolds supply nitrogen, nitrous oxide, air, and carbon dioxide in high-pressure cylinders, which may be found in smaller hospitals.
Cryogenic vessels are equipped with ambient air vaporizers that convert the liquids to a gaseous state before they enter the pipeline.
Manifold and bulk tanks have regulators to control pressure, reserve systems, and pressure switches.

Microbulk Benefits
Increased Productivity and Savings
Eliminates downtime from cylinder changeouts
No residual returns
More efficient accounting and ordering
Minimum inventory maintenance
More productive use of labor force
Efficient use of production space
Lower maintenance costs

Uninterrupted supply
Linde supply management – telemetry
No cylinder handling or changeouts
Reduced inventory management

Stainless Steel Tanks
Optimized for on-site filling
High fill rate capability
Longer hold times than standard liquid containers
Constructed of 304 stainless steel

High Quality
Consistent high purity
Higher product yield
Uniform supply

Telemetry System
Direct link to Linde’s customer service
LCD readout indicates the current status
Accuracy within +/- .10″
Three-level setting
Audible low-level alarm with two-way calling

Permanently installed at your site
Replaces high-pressure cylinder handling and eliminates the need for change-outs
Low-pressure storage tank – up to 3,000 liters – depending on gas and volume requirements
Many tank sizes are available for your gas requirements

Improved Safety
Eliminates cylinder handling
No worries about cylinder leaks
High-pressure cylinders replaced by low-pressure tanks

Pumper Trucks
Designed exclusively for cryogenic gas service
Multiple trucks for maximum geographical coverage
Multiple distribution points for maximum efficiency and reliability

Not only will our technical experts recommend the best tank for your unique situation, but we’ll also design and install a supply system that efficiently gets the gas where you need it. That’s what we do.

Applications of MicroBulk Tanks

MicroBulk tanks facilitate uninterrupted operations in manufacturing by supplying gases like oxygen or argon for welding processes, ensuring consistent production output while minimizing downtime. Similarly, construction sites benefit from MicroBulk tanks by providing essential gases for cutting and welding applications, enhancing efficiency and safety on-site.

Your compact bulk supply source for medium gas consumption
If you use more than 20 cylinders or require less than 150,000 SCF per month(4247 CBM), MicroBulk is a cost-effective packaging option for argon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen.

MicroBulk Tanks supply from DSW provides the same efficiencies as our bulk gas supply but for smaller volumes of liquid gases such as argon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen.

MicroBulk Tanks offer all the advantages of bulk storage without needing a large on-site tank or the hassle and waste of full-for-empty cylinder exchange.

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