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The "Gas Blast" at MIG Starts, Causes Problems:
Gas Waste and Inferior Weld Quality

Improve weld "QUALITY" and cut gas use in "HALF" with our patented Gas Saver System (GSSTM.)   Prices Start at $65. Over 15,000 in Use!



What Causes The Gas Blast? And How We Fix It: CLICK PIC

Why Does Chart Industries Have Over 2500 Gas Saver Systems (GSS's) ?


CAT2A Caterpillar Tractor plant reported improved starts with less internal porosity with our Gas Saver Systems (GSS) installed on all their MIG welders. Savings in rework costs were as important than the substantial shielding gas waste reduction!
See Case 2 Showing Details of Similar Reported Improved Starts

PDF Download a FREE PDF of 7 Testimonials of GSS Weld Start Improvement

The Last Few Years, Argon Had Doubled in Price.  Then Increased 20% in 2018 and Another 20% January 1, 2019!!

argon capacityTwo European companies now have 76% of US Argon Production by aquisition of the largerst US gas companies. LINDE AG (Germany) bought Praxair and Air Liquide (France) bought Airgas.

STOP Wasting Gas; Prices Are Going Higher!
Click for PDF to See Why This is Scary

March 2019 "GasWorld Mag"- - Helium Shortage to Last all of 2019. Suppliers Increased Price 100% in Some Cases. Time for a GSS !

Fabricators Report ~40 to 50+% Gas Savings: PDF 

INDUSTRIAL TESTIMONIAL: Fabricator Cuts Gas Waste and Total Use Over Half!

A manufacturer of Truck Boxes welded 236 doors with one full cylinder of gas until it was empty to test gas savings. Just switching to a Gas Saver System (GSS) with NO other changes, i.e. same current, volts and gas flow rate, they welded 632 doors with 1 full cylinder.

That is a 63% gas savings. Or said another way, it would have required 2.7 cylinders to weld the 632 doors with their standard gas delivery hose. They use boom welders with 25 foot gas delivery hose. They purchased 25 systems for all their MIG welders.

Of interest, about a year after buying GSSs for all their MIG welders they added 10 more MIG welding machines. They called and asked for 10 more of the "Magic Hose!"

TESTIMONIAL:  Beau Straley Improves Weld Quality and Saves Over 60% of Shielding Gas.
Beau purchased a 4 foot long Gas Saver System (GSS)  and reported these gas use results:
"I received the  GSS in the early part of a large project, building a 12’ x 24’ steel building. Before installing it on my Miller 211C, I had completed about 30% of the total welds, and had consumed approximately 400 psi of my Argon/25% CO2 gas mixture.     After Installing the GSS the remaining 70% of the welds required only an additional 300 psi consumption of gas.   I more then doubled the number of welds, while reducing my gas consumption by 25%, I’d say the GSS is a real winner!
Before I installed the GSS I was being stingy with the shielding gas flow, and the poor quality of my welds proved that.  With the GSS installed I was confident that I was not wasting gas, and increased the gas flow rate. The result with that the appearance and quality of my welds improved dramatically.  It not only saved shielding gas, but it increased my confidence. That’s a winning combination in my book!
Thank you for a wonderful product that actually does what you say it will."

Crunching the math for Beau Straley's gas usage: Over Twice The Welds Made/Used 75% of the Gas or 50%/75% = 67% Less Gas Used with GSS

Including 11 fabricating shops in the USA Chart Industries has over 2,500 GSS's installed. They fabricate cryogenic tanks and natural gas liquefaction systems.
hart China added 60 more GSSs for a total of 285 and the Chart plant in the Czech Rebublic purchased 248 systems in 2018.

Bucyrus in China Repeated a GSS Order

Zamil Steel in Saudi Arabia, uses CO2 shielding gas and after consumption tests, bought 40 foot long GSS.  After 6 months, they purchased another 80 GSS.

AIC Steel Structures in Saudi Arabia, after installing 170 GSS's and ordered ~100 more in 2018!

CAT2A Caterpillar Tractor plant reported improved starts with less internal porosity achieved with Gas Saver Systems (GSS) installed on all their MIG welders. Savings in rework costs were as important than the substantial shielding gas waste reduction!

PDF Download a FREE PDF of 7 Testimonials of GSS Weld Start Improvement

HawaiiTESTIMONIAL: Received a second order from a fellow in Hawaii.  Knowing things can be expensive, I asked about the cost of a cylinder fill!  He responded:

“I’m  just a weekend welder with a home shop. I have four 125 cubic foot tanks, two Argon and two 75 Argon/25 CO2.  They cost $260 and $275 per tank to fill! With the Gas Saver System my weld starts looks better and my gas saving's is 40%.  Thanks for the fast shipping,”

A customer recently said, "I can't understand why every MIG welder doesn't use your great Gas Saver System (GSS)? Like the saying, Build a Better Mouse Trap and People Will Beat a Path to Your Door." 
I told him that only fits if they know they have MICE! 

Bottom Line:

If you are not using our low cost, patented GSS you have "mice!"  It saves about half the shielding gas used by eliminating waste while improving start quality.   Compared to other devices tried in the past, welders like the improved starts!!  Over 15,000 GSS's are in use at industrial fabricators such as Air Products, Boeing, Caterpillar Tractor etc. See Partial User List.

"Flow Rate Limiter" - a Perfect Complement to Our GSS

Save Even More Gas With Our Patented Flow Rate Limiter (FRL)

The FRL is our latest shielding gas saving patent.  It simply clamps on to and locks the flowmeter knob, preventing changes.  No alterations are made to the flowmeter.   

CLICK Here or Picture for Details.

Cut Shielding Gas Waste and Reduce Total Use by Over 50% with Our GSS and FRL

See Video: Rising Shielding Gas Prices

QQuestions & Answers:

We receive a number of questions about our "Gas Saver System"  and shielding gas control in general.  The following are some specific Questions: 

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  1. How Does the Patented Gas Saver System Work?

  2. What is the Reason for Gas Surge at the Weld Start?

  3. Why is Some Extra Gas Needed at MIG Weld Starts?

  4. How Does Automatic Flow Compensation Work and Why is Over 25 psi Pressure Needed to Achieve it?  Also See Video

  5. Why Has My Gas Supplier Not Told Me About Excess Gas Flow Problems?

  6. What MIG Flow Rate Should be Used?  Also See Video

  7. What is the Payback of the Gas Saver System?

  8. Why is My Existing Gas Delivery Hose a Wasteful 1/4 " ID?

  9. Why Simple Wire Feeder Mounted Orifices , Flowmeters, or Flow Control Regulators - Do Not Work to Reduce Gas Waste? Also See Video

  10. What Problems Occur if Low Pressure Devices are Used to Reduce Surge?

  11. What About Using Orifices To Control Flow at a Pipeline Gas Supply?

  12. For Pipeline Gas Supply What Corrections In Flowmeter Readings Are Needed for Pressure Changes?

  13. What is the Ideal Gas Delivery System? 

  14. The Gas Surge Exiting My MIG Nozzle at the Weld Start Only Lasts a Short Time-Why is That a Quality Problem?

  15. Is There a Way to Lock the Flow Settings?

  16. Can I use the Gas Saver System for TIG?

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Fabricator Installs 315 GSS in 6 Plants: Tests made in each plant, showed average 45% savings in total gas use. Click For Details

See "Why Gas Waste" Video

Low Pressure Flow  Control Does Not Work

Fabricators Report ~40 to 50% Gas Savings; PDF

Major Industrial Gas Producer purchases 235 GSS' s to weld cryogenic tanks.

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GSS Customer Testimonials:

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* GSS  Patents - - USA # 6,610,957:
Flow Rate Limiter Patent # 7,462,709

Other Products Covered By US Patents # 7,015,412, # 7,019,248 or # 8,104,094


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