New Pumpers Feature Advanced Technology for Improved Safety, Reliability and Environmental Compliance
February 20, 2017 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its new mobile nitrogen pumpers at the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) in Houston from February 27-March 2. Part of Air Products Express Services (APEX)—which provides safe, fast, and reliable temporary or emergency gas supply—the new pumpers feature advanced technology that promotes safety and reliability, as well as complies with forthcoming air regulations. APEX services has expanded its fleet of mobile nitrogen pumpers to meet increasing demands in refinery, petrochemical, and pipeline operations.
The new 300 mscfh pumpers have remote process monitoring and coolant circuit rupture discs that are redundant and instrumented to prevent troublesome breaks, which help improve reliability while also providing a high level of personnel protection. The pumpers also feature final Tier 4 and California ARB compliant engines that use the diesel engine load to generate heat for nitrogen vaporization. Using a heat recovery vaporizer in place of a fired vaporizer eliminates nuisance smoke and fumes and the need for an open-flame safe work permit, as well as reduces fuel consumption by 20-50 percent, under most conditions. In addition, a steam heat exchanger allows for enhanced flow rates beyond the maximum engine load, and the company’s proprietary vaporizer configuration exceeds industry standards by allowing higher discharge temperatures than other heat recovery units. The new nitrogen pumpers also include climate-controlled cabins to help reduce operator fatigue along with a configuration that reduces operator exposure to noise and weather conditions.
PPIM attendees are invited to stop by booth 408 to learn more about Air Products’ new nitrogen pumpers and discover how the company can help their pipeline operation remain online and productive. APEX services provides short-term and emergency nitrogen needs with flow rates up to 500,000 scfh per pumper, with the option of using multiple pumpers; pressures up to 10,000 psig; and temperatures up to +700°F. This economical option for high-quality nitrogen supply can be used for purging, inerting/blanketing, pressure testing or drying piping systems; pipeline commissioning or decommissioning; product displacement; oxygen-freeing; pipeline pig pushing/pigging; and water removal and drying following hydrotesting.
For more information about Air Products’ Express Services for temporary or emergency nitrogen supply, visit www.airproducts.com/apex or call the company’s dedicated 24/7 hotline at 1-800-APEX-GAS.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $7.5 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 16,000 employees are making Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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, 2016.