Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related supplies today introduced Airgas SmartTag, the industry’s first visual identification system for managing cylinder gas expiration. Used primarily for EPA Protocol gas cylinders, Airgas SmartTag is a small, microprocessor-controlled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) collar that fits around the neck of a gas cylinder and provides instant, on-site access to cylinder contents data.
“Airgas SmartTag eliminates many of the concerns users of EPA Protocol gases have,” Davis explained. “From monumental concerns about not knowing when the gas will expire, which could result in non compliance with EPA regulations and significant penalties, to concerns about relying on email for notification of gases that have expired and then trying to locate those specific cylinders among all cylinders on site. Airgas SmartTag technology was developed to put an end to those headaches and hassles.”For more information about Airgas SmartTag technology, contact Bob Davis at (610) 675-6854, or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Airgas, Inc. Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, and a leading U.S. distributor of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit www.airgas.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50391194&lang=en