When Speedgas floated the concept of outright welding bottle ownership over 10 years ago, many in the industry thought they were bonkers. Customers on the other hand, sick of being shafted by the ever increasing rental squeeze welcomed the concept and within a short time, and after much fanfare on the many forums dedicated to welding and engineering projects, the Speedgas brand became part of the tradie vernacular. Over the years Speedgas products have expanded beyond Argon and Argon Mix gases to also include Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Helium, Special Gas Mixtures and those awesome blue go fast cylinders full of Nitrous Oxide. There are now many smaller gas suppliers lurking in the shadows of Speedgas' success but what is it that the Speedgas brand has, or even does, that the others are lacking and thus preventing their own market success? Firstly, it is gas. Sounds simple enough but a gas supply company needs guaranteed and dependable supplies of bulk gas. Customers won't invest a couple of hundred dollars into a gas cylinder if the gas supply is flakey. Speedgas is a bulk gas supplier, that is another way of saying they own their own filling infrastructure and fill from an initial liquid state on site in their two manufacturing facilities based in Sydney. What do Speedgas do that makes them a beacon of shining light and bringer of joy to welders? Speedgas use bulk liquid supply which is vaporised on site then used to fill empty cylinders. Is an approved cylinder testing facility. Have Australian approval and Australian valves. Have been in the welding industry for over 20 years Have invested millions into plant, equipment and a sustainable cylinder refill system So what do the others do that is not the best long term practice? They may decant from G size cylinder packs supplied by the larger gas companies. The very ones that only offer rental cylinders. When the big boys pull the plug, your cylinder is worthless. They may export [...]
Welding Gas Prices Below are Argon gas price, Oxygen and Argon 5/2 prices. The Argon gas price includes delivery to you. Our Mig gas, which is also called ‘Argon 5/2’ is a mixture of Carbon Dioxide (5%) and Oxygen (2%) in Argon (93%) and we can make up varying mixtures Argon, with CO2 and Oxygen in the same bottle. Mixtures of Argon with helium are also manufactured. Our bottles comply with Australian standards and that means that your existing regulator will fit straight on to the cylinder. All bottles are Speedgas branded and they are full of gas, and our argon gas prices include delivery & GST. Argon gas price and bottle sizes: C Size: New $220 & Refill $75 D Size: New $360 & Refill $110 E Size: New $460 & Refill $160 G Size: New $560 & Refill $180 Delivery is within 30km of CBD in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide. The no rental gas model allows a customer to own an argon gas bottle (cylinder), to avoid the daily and yearly cost of rental. The first cost is higher, as it includes the cost of the cylinder, and then the only ongoing cost is the refill or swap-over cost. The system works in a similar fashion to “swap & Go” with LPG cylinders except that we deliver to you, whether at home or at work. This is an alternative to paying rental on gas bottles for welding gas and the prices are provided so you can do a comparison to see if it works for you. In the comparison make sure you include delivery, rental, handling and all costs.