NEWS RELEASESAir Products Dedicates New Florida LNG Heat Exchanger Manufacturing Facility
(January 9, 2014)
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(November 14, 2012)
Air Products Expands LNG Heat Exchanger Manufacturing in Florida
(July 26, 2012)
In order to stay ahead of increasing demand for Air Products’ world leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment, the company has completed construction of a second manufacturing facility at a new location in Manatee County, Florida. The 300,000-square foot LNG heat exchanger manufacturing facility will have ready access to port services, which will facilitate global shipping of this very large equipment and allow Air Products to manufacture even larger LNG heat exchangers that are being demanded by the market.
A majority of total worldwide LNG is produced with Air Products’ technology. The company has been manufacturing LNG heat exchangers at its Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania facility for over 45 years. Air Products has designed, manufactured, and exported 100 coil wound heat exchangers for LNG projects around the globe. This equipment can be as large as 16.5 feet (5.0 meters) in diameter, 180 feet (55 meters) long, and weigh as much as 500 tons (455 metric tons).
Air Products’ proprietary process technology and equipment is the heart of an LNG production plant and vital to helping meet the world’s increasing energy needs and desire for clean energy. In place at some of the most remote locations around the world, this technology takes natural gas that is essentially a stranded valuable resource and unlocks it by liquefying it and making it possible to economically ship it around the world. The LNG is later re-gasified for energy use.Photos
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New Port Manatee LNG heat exchanger production facility positions Air Products to meet market demand for larger LNG equipment.