:Linde North America has completed construction
of a nitrogen
liquefier at its air separation plant in Delta, Ohio,
the company announced on Wednesday.
The move is expected to significantly increase Linde's
ability to support growing demand for the product in the Ohio
and Midwest markets.
The new facility produces 575 tpd of liquid nitrogen by
capturing molecules the plant is already producing. The Delta
plant has been operating since 1997, supplying oxygen and
argon by pipeline to two adjacent steel producers, and by
truck to hospitals and to industrial customers such as
welding shops and foundries throughout Ohio.
The liquid nitrogen will be delivered by tanker truck to
customers in the food processing, metals, chemicals and
automobile industries. With this expansion
, the plant now employs
Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, is a
world-leading gases and engineering company. By using the
latest design technology
from Linde Engineering,
the plant will use the least amount of electricity possible
in order to produce the gases, according to company
"Bringing this liquefier on-stream is a major step in Linde's
goal of making our national network of plants the most
reliable, sustainable and energy efficient in the industry,"
said Pat Murphy, president of Linde North America.
"Linde also will require less fuel for its delivery trucks,
since the plant will be located closer to customers, which
will improve their supply security and reduce Linde's carbon
footprint," Murphy said.