June 2015

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Air Liquide will build the world’s largest air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa. An essential component of the 5,000-metric-ton-per-day ASU will be the AIRMAX compressor solution from MAN Diesel and Turbo, which will be the largest-dimension compressor constructed to date.

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

World’s largest ASU uses compressor with booster Air Liquide will build the world’s largest air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda, South Africa. An essential component of the 5,000-metric-ton-per-day ASU will be the AIRMAX compressor solution (Fig. 1) from MAN Diesel and Turbo, which will be the largest-dimension compressor constructed to date.     Fig. 1. The AIRMAX   compressor solution will be   the largest-dimension   compressor constructed to date. The AIRMAX solution consists of a main air compressor of the AR140 type and a type RG 71-4 booster compressor. Both compressors are driven, respectively, by an electric motor. The AR140 is the biggest version of the MAX1

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