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News ReleaseAir Products Helps Numerous Industries Maintain Safety and Product Quality with New Inerting, Blanketing and Purging Microsite

December 15, 2014 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products' inerting, blanketing and purging micrositeAs evidenced by one of the best safety records in the industrial gas industry, Air Products (NYSE:APD) believes nothing is more important than safety. In this spirit, the company has launched a new microsite to help a variety of industries protect the safety of their people and equipment, as well as maintain the quality of their products, with nitrogen solutions for inerting, blanketing and purging.

The new microsite compiles in one place a range of technical and safety-related information—including videos, articles, mobile apps and more—to assist various industries in applying the best safety practices and selecting the optimum system for inerting, blanketing and purging in their own operations. The microsite describes many different methods to accomplish blanketing or purging of flammable or combustible materials and helps users choose the optimal method to meet their specific needs while minimizing their gas usage.

In addition, Air Products can perform calculations ranging from mixture flammability and critical oxygen concentration limits using proprietary software to a full computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study. With over 20 years of experience in computational chemistry, CFD, process modeling, and optimization, the company can help customers determine safe operational conditions and recommend a solution to meet their needs.

Air Products offers a complete range of nitrogen supply options, ranging from delivered liquid to on-site nitrogen generation, to match each customer’s specific requirements. The company’s engineers have the technical know-how and applications experience necessary to recommend the most efficient and cost-effective supply mode based on a customer’s volume, pressure, purity level, flow rate and operating pattern.

To learn more about Air Products’ nitrogen solutions for inerting, blanketing and purging, visit the new microsite at   

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products’ materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit   

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