Praxair has started up a new air separation unit (ASU) in
Lima, Peru, the company said on Thursday, seeking to expand its
supply of industrial gases to a local zinc producer.
The ASU will supply additional capacity to meet demand of one
of the fastest-growing economies in South America, according to
The new plant utilizes the latest energy efficient technology and has a production
capacity of approximately 300 tpd of oxygen, nitrogen and
argon, Praxair officials said. The ASU will generate
gaseous oxygen for the refinery and liquefied industrial
gases to meet growing demand in the region.
The plant will serve the food and beverage, metal fabrication,
healthcare, and chemical segments, increasing Praxairs
production and distribution capabilities in the region.
"Praxair is providing a cost and energy-efficient plant to
support customer expectations. We have built a strong
commercial relationship with the customer based on our
innovative approach and the efficiency and reliability of our product supply
capabilities, said Domingos Bulus, president of Praxair
This plant further strengthens Praxairs strong
presence in the Peruvian Coast," he added.