Gas Delivery Methods

Choosing the Right Gas Supply Method

Your local Meritus Gas Partners member company can help to select the ideal gas delivery methods for your gas supply needs. We offer a variety of options to choose from. Factors like demand, pressure, and phase requirements go into our gas delivery methods decision-making process. The location of your use point relative distance to our shipping location is also a consideration.

High Pressure Cylinders

High Pressure Cylinders

Steel and aluminum pressurized gas cylinders are used to store inert and oxidizing gases and working gases for use in a variety of industrial, commercial and personal applications. High pressure cylinders are available in volumes ranging from 10 to 420 cubic feet. 3500PSI and 6000PSI cylinders are available.

Argon Liquid Dewars

Liquid Dewars

Liquid cylinders are storage vessels that are specially designed and manufactured to accommodate the super cooled materials that are utilized in a wide variety of cryogenic applications. Dewars are ideal for the supply of inert gases. They are perfect for higher volume demands with a need to be portable.

Low Pressure Cylinders

Low Pressure Cylinders

Steel low pressure gas cylinders are used to store acetylene, carbon dioxide, propane and working gases for use in a variety of industrial, commercial and personal applications. Low pressure cylinders are commonly used for flammable gases. They are available in volumes ranging from 10 to 330 cubic feet.

Cylinder Cluster

Cylinder Clusters (Banks)

Cylinder banks are a cluster of high pressure cylinders bundled together on a pallet and connected to a common manifold. Used when high pressure and high volumes are needed. Commonly used in argon, helium, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and mixed gas applications. Ideal for small purge jobs.

Tube Trailers

High pressure steel or composite tube trailers are perfect for high volume and high pressure applications. Commonly used with argon, helium, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and mixed gas applications. Ideal for purge jobs and pressure testing.


Microbulk delivery is a process very similar to getting a home propane delivery. A storage tank is installed at your location. Our microbulk truck pulls up, hooks into the fill connection, and using metered delivery fills your tank. Microbulk is used in a wide variety of applications. Microbulk delivery systems replace high pressure cylinders or dewars, reducing cylinder handling and moving gas storage outdoors.

Microbulk Benefits

No longer do you have to wrestle around heavy high pressure cylinders or liquid cylinders. Microbulk replaces cylinders with a stationary tank. Microbulk systems provide you with the same benefits ofa bulk system, such as uninterrupted gas supply, in an economical package that suits your business needs.

Cost Savings

  • Fewer cylinders onsite reduces your rental charges
  • No loss of residual product from returned cylinders
  • Less cylinder handling = more productive workforce
  • Less blow off of gas vs refrigerated liquid dewar
  • Lost cylinder costs


  • Eliminate downtime from cylinder change outs
  • Fewer cylinders onsite = more space for your business
  • Uninterrupted supply
  • Product delivery can happen anytime

High Product Quality

  • Consistent high purity
  • Reduction of contamination risk
  • Telemetry monitoring for automatic fills

Improved Safety

  • Reduced cylinder handling means less personnel exposure and risk of injury
  • Eliminates worries about cylinder leaks and improper storage
  • High pressure tanks replaced with low pressure, outdoor storage containers

Bulk Gas Delivery


Benefits of Bulk Gas

Bulk is the most economical way to buy large volumes of industrial gases. It minimizes the number of deliveries required to serve your account. Other benefits of bulk gas distribution are the elmination of:

  • Waste and cost of unused gas left in cylinders
  • Downtime associated with cylinder changeouts
  • Injury that could come from cylinder handling
  • Worry of running out in a critical situation

How Bulk Systems Work

  1. The bulk gas tank is located for efficiant gas flow and refill
  2. Gas drops are located at individual use points throughout the shop.
  3. Telemetry allows for remote monitoring of product levels
  4. When gas levels get low, a truck is dispatched to fill the tank to ensure gas continues to flow without interruptions
  5. Billing is based on exact, metered gas quantities, which means simplified accounting, no cylinders to inventory and lower costs