AIR PRODUCTS TO SUPPLY GASES FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN CHINA.
Air Products (NYSE NYSE
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Air Products will build, own and operate a new air separation unit (ASU ASU Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
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Weihe Clean Energy Company Limited is a subsidiary established by Shaan'xi Weihe Coal Chemical Group Ltd. It currently produces methanol and dimethyl ether (DME (Distributed Management Environment) A network monitoring and control protocol defined by the Open Software Foundation (now The Open Group). DME was not widely used.
DME - Distributed Management Environment ) and will produce methanol, acetic acid acetic acid (əsē`tĭk), CH3CO2H, colorless liquid that has a characteristic pungent odor, boils at 118°C;, and is miscible with water in all proportions; it is a weak organic carboxylic acid (see carboxyl group). and acetic anhydride in its phase three expansion project. Weihe will use the high-pressure oxygen high-pressure oxygen
See hyperbaric oxygen. in the coal gasification process to produce syngas
Syngas (from synthesis gas) is the name given to a gas mixture that contains varying amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrogen generated by the gasification of a carbon containing fuel to a gaseous product with (synthesis gas), which can be further separated into carbon monoxide carbon monoxide, chemical compound, CO, a colorless, odorless, tasteless, extremely poisonous gas that is less dense than air under ordinary conditions. It is very slightly soluble in water and burns in air with a characteristic blue flame, producing carbon dioxide; (CO) and hydrogen. Syngas, CO and hydrogen are important precursors to produce other basic chemicals such as ammonia, methanol and acetic acid, which are essential in the production of a variety of products including paints, adhesives, plastics, construction materials and hundreds of other products for the growing consumer markets in China.
"The success of our large scale projects in China demonstrates our capabilities to help customers win with technology, efficiency and low cost. By leveraging our global expertise and local resources, we are in a very good position to execute these projects and meet our customers' increasing requirements," said Howard Castle-Smith, vice president of Tonnage Gases Asia, Air Products. "With this contract and investment, we are gaining significant momentum in our Tonnage Gases business to serve petrochemical and refinery customers in China."
The new ASU will be designed and built primarily by Air Products' engineering and manufacturing centers in China. In addition to supplying Weihe, Air Products will expand its liquid product capacity to provide a full range of atmospheric gases including oxygen. nitrogen and argon argon (är`gŏn) [Gr.,=inert], gaseous chemical element; symbol Ar; at. no. 18; at. wt. 39.948; m.p. −189.2°C;; b.p. −185.7°C;; density 1.784 grams per liter at STP; valence 0. for the fast growing area around Xi'an to meet the growing demand of the electronics and general industries.
"We are honored to play a role in supporting the development of the petrochemical industry in China," said Wilbur Mok, president of Air Products Asia. "Our facility will be one of the first in that region to produce liquid products. It puts us in a very competitive position to meet the growing product demand that is driven by strong economic and industrial development in the region, in a very cost-effective and efficient way."
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction liquefaction, change of a substance from the solid or the gaseous state to the liquid state. Since the different states of matter correspond to different amounts of energy of the molecules making up the substance, energy in the form of heat must either be supplied to , and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products has annual revenues of $10 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 22,000 employees around the globe.
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