Practically all aspects of a technology-based business, from basic scientific research through product and applications development to process engineering, depend on a range of comprehensive technology services. Air Products maintains a broad range of expertise within its Global Technology Centers and its R&D laboratories to support these activities.
With our on-site partner, Intertek, analytical sciences include the capability to characterize materials by a variety of techniques: electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopy, NMR and many other modern techniques are available for molecular and nanoscale investigations. Traditional analytical chemistry techniques provide the basis for synthesis of novel compounds and chemical reaction investigations. Standard measurement techniques are available to determine fundamental thermodynamic properties for addition to our thermodynamic database. Air Products has developed specialized techniques to measure ultralow levels of contamination, a necessity for the production, monitoring and delivery of ultrapure gases.
Air Products conducts bench-scale and pilot plant investigations of novel processes, both for proof of concept and to develop fundamental data needed for scale-up or full-scale process engineering.
In addition to its expertise in these traditional scientific fields, Air Products has extensive experience in several other areas needed to support manufacturing. Safety and environmental analyses are critical in both early-stage process development and final implementation of any project. Air Products maintains dedicated organizations with specific responsibilities for these important functions. Economic evaluation and analysis goes hand in hand with process development, and Air Products has established an organization to provide these evaluations. Quality assurance analyses, vital for all manufacturing processes and customer satisfaction, frequently depend on technology. Air Products employs an outstanding technology-based process-quality assurance program throughout all its plants, which complements its dedication to quality assurance in all aspects of the company.
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