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News ReleaseGlobal Divisions Join Forces at First Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium

May 23, 2011 London, UK

Three Air Products divisions joined forces to exhibit at the 1st Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS) in Doha, Qatar earlier this year.

Turbomachinery is a mechanical engineering term that describes machines, including compressors and turbines, which transfer energy from a rotor to a fluid. The METS event, organised by the Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University, addresses global issues related to the purchasing, installation, operation and maintenance of turbomachinery. It combines world-class technical conferences with an international exhibition, offering industry leaders a forum to share ideas, exchange technical knowledge and discuss ongoing industry-related issues.

CryoMachinery, Customer Plant Support (CPS) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), all Air Products divisions, teamed up to capitalise and mutually benefit from each other’s expertise at the symposium:

  • CryoMachinery has designed and manufactured cryogenic and warm gas centrifugal turbomachinery used in refrigeration and power recovery applications since 1943. It also offers full aftermarket support covering repairs, spares, rerates and global support.
  • CPS offers a comprehensive portfolio of services and solutions to optimize performance. Its expertise covers engineering; maintenance and operation services; equipment modifications and spare parts.
  • LNG is the worldwide provider of process technology and equipment for the liquefaction of natural gas in plants ranging from small peak shavers through mid-range and large base load applications.

More than 1,000 hands-on users, manufacturers, buyers and developers from the oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation industries from 35 countries attended the event, and the three divisions combined to present compelling and appropriate turbomachinery solutions.

About Air Products
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, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

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