Murray Hill and New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., May 12, 2015 – Linde North America will hold an open house on May 14 to celebrate the start-up of its air separation plant in Lewisville, Arkansas. The Lewisville plant separates air cryogenically to produce 470 tons per day of liquid oxygen and nitrogen. Invited guests include customers, state and local officials, civic leaders and first responders. The agenda for the open house will include a tour of the plant as well as a description of the air separation process which produces the oxygen and nitrogen. There will also be a demonstration of the safe handling of industrial gases.
Cliff Caldwell, Linde’s Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing for Region Americas said, “This plant gives us the size and operating efficiencies we need to support our top customers, who are experiencing exceptional growth in their businesses and who are poised for even more growth in the future. We’re excited to welcome our customers and other guests to the plant to give them a first-hand look at how the gases are made and delivered.”
The liquid nitrogen produced at the plant is shipped by tanker truck to food processors (the largest industrial employer in Arkansas) for freezing and chilling of a variety of meats, poultry, and a host of other products. Both the nitrogen and oxygen are serving the growing requirements of manufacturers of refined oil, petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper products located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
“The new Linde plant is strategically located in Lewisville to bring oxygen and nitrogen closer to our customers so we can improve their supply security and at same time reduce our own carbon footprint by reducing the amount of fuel required for its delivery trucks,” Caldwell said. In addition, the latest design technology from Linde Engineering allows the plant to use the least amount of electricity possible to produce the gases. “Developing environmental solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions is part of Linde’s commitment to sustainability,” Caldwell said.
Click on the link below to download image:
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 17.047 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
Linde corporate communications