Industrial gases are gaseous materials that are manufactured for use in Industry. The principal gases provided are nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, hydrogen, helium and acetylene; although a huge variety of gases and mixtures are available in gas cylinders.
The industry producing these gases is known as the industrial gases industry, which is seen as also encompassing the supply of equipment and technology to
produce and use the gases.
Industrial gases are used in a wide range of industries, which include oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power, mining, steelmaking, metals,
environmental protection, medicine, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, nuclear power and electronics.
An industrial gas company may also offer to act as plant operator under an operations and maintenance contract for a gases facility for a customer.
The Indian gas industry is growing at an average rate of 12 per cent per annum during the last couple of years.