Case studies

Emergency Services provided to petrochemical plant for fire abatement

ISSUE – Emergency situation at a Houston ship channel prompted the customer to contact Air Products right away.

SOLUTION – One of APEX's key attributes is fast response. With our 1-800 APEX GAS one-call customer hotline, the Air Products team mobilized personnel and equipment faster than the customer could allow entry into the plant. We arrived in advance of the customer's ability to flow nitrogen and gave the customer peace of mind. As our operators say, "We'd rather be waiting on customers than have them waiting on us."

LNG Terminal's successful pipeline cool down credited to Air Products experience and project management skills

ISSUE – Prominent East Coast Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal needed an enormous quantity of nitrogen delivered in a very short amount of time to cool down piping and equipment in advance of an LNG delivery. 

SOLUTION – Air Products has the project management skills and expertise to handle large, complicated jobs. Air Products worked very closely with the customer to ensure a smooth operation that involved coordinating over 30 employees, pumping a whopping 54 million scf of nitrogen that was offloaded from 84 liquid trucks in 42 hours (five loads of product per hour during peak demand periods), responding to multiple scope changes as the job evolved, and most importantly, accomplishing all of this under difficult conditions without a single safety issue. When the need arises, this customer depends on Air Products for their temporary nitrogen needs.

Pipeline decommissioned

ISSUE – Major integrated oil company needed over 200 miles of pipeline sequentially decommissioned for Department of Transportation testing and repair. 

VALUE ADDED SOLUTION – APEX appreciates the need for timeliness and uninterrupted gas supply for the proper completion of large pipeline pigging requirements. The challenge of this job was to coordinate product and personnel along the four large sections of pipeline that had to be pigged sequentially. Air Products relied on our execution expertise and coordinated 130 trucks of LIN delivery, four pumper trucks, and personnel. The customer appreciated how seamlessly Air Products executed this job and how highly reliable we were as we sequentially injected nitrogen at multiple points along the pipeline.


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