With a production capacity of 5,000 tpd of oxygen, the ultra-modern facility pushes the technical boundaries that have existed up to now, also with regard to efficiency, reliability and safety.
When the new liquefaction facility becomes operational in 2018, it will enable bi-directional service between the terminal and the liquefaction plant.
The new site manufactures compression-molded components for the oil and gas industry as well as critical components for semiconductor and heavy equipment applications.
Especially when handling hydrogen, reciprocating compressors must provide ruggedness, operating flexibility and energy efficiency at pressures up to 3,000 psi (200 bar).
The project will convert low-value Antwerp refinery off-gases into a low-cost petrochemical feedstock by recovering valuable hydrocarbons that would otherwise be burned as fuel.
Linde officials are hoping to help commercialize fuel-cell cars with better hydrogen infrastructure, saying they need more flexibility to meet rising demand in different markets.
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Engineers and designers are highly skilled individuals. Forcing them to enter design changes using tables, forms and spreadsheets is unproductive and uneconomical, and it increases the likelihood of human error—this is the way that most instrumentation software systems currently work. For too long, software vendors have denied engineers and designers the simple practicality of a graphical visual engineering interface with “drag and drop” capability and inbuilt intelligence, ensuring changes are automatically replicated into all the associated data and databases.
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Will previously-planned downstream investments be cut back in 2015 due to lower global oil prices?
Depends how long current prices last