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Powder Metal Atomization and Production

Air Products can provide various gas atmospheres, including high pressure argon, nitrogen or helium, for powder atomization and hydrogen-based atmospheres for powder reduction.

Air Products offers a variety of technical services, gas-based solutions, and a full line of industrial gases—including argon and hydrogen for small and large volume users. Our applications engineers can work with you to understand your powder metal production process and recommend improvements that can help you optimize gas use and improve product quality and throughput.

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Industrial Gases from a Global Leader

  • Global leading manufacturer of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon
  • World leading producer and supplier of hydrogen and helium
  • Reliable supply of industrial gases
  • Excellent record of meeting on-time needs
  • Industry leader in safety
  • Technical support when you need it
  • World-class customer service

Powder Atomization and Production Expertise and Solutions

Applying innovation and our expertise to solve our customers’ problems is our core strength

Improved quality of powder atomization and production

Proper selection of gas type, flow and pressure can improve the quality of the metal powder product

Optimize gas use

Our applications engineers can work with you to understand your powder metal production process and recommend improvements

Gas recovery and recycle

Gas recovery and recycle systems are another possible solution for reducing overall operating costs where processes require helium or argon as the atomizing gas

Put our world-class experience to work for you.

Get in touch with one of our technical experts for help designing, engineering, constructing and operating a gas supply system for your specific application.

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Don Bowe

Don Bowe

Applications Engineer

“Is my gas purity adequate for my process?”
Industrial gases, such as nitrogen, hydrogen, and argon, for furnace atmospheres are characterized by their very high purity (>99.995% and above). For example, impurity levels for cryogenic nitrogen are 10 parts per million by volume (ppmv) oxygen or less, and 3 ppmv or less moisture (< – 90° F dew point). This purity is typically adequate for many processes involving a wide array of materials. Some materials, due to their high reactivity, may require gases with even lower levels of impurity, especially those supplied via bulk or tube trailer supply modes. Some facilities install in-line purifiers as an added precaution against impurities picked up from the houseline. In-line purification typically involves the removal of oxygen and moisture. Sometimes with argon supply, it is necessary to remove trace nitrogen impurities. The choice of purifier is dependent on the gas and the type and amount of impurities to be removed. If you are having a process issue that you think may be related to gas purity, please call Air Products at 800-654-4567.
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Operation Analysis and Optimization

Our application engineers can work with your plant personnel to analyze and understand your entire process. Based on that analysis and your needs, they can recommend process improvement solutions that can help you enhance product quality and consistency, plus optimize gas use. Air Products services include leak-checking, furnace profiling, analytical calibration, gas analysis process troubleshooting and overall process review.
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Industrial Gas Audits and Leak Detection Services

Audits and leak detection services can be comprehensive assessments of the entire gas supply system, or specific to gas or process equipment that use the gas.
Additional Services


Air Products gases, typically provided in gaseous and liquid form, enable customers in a wide range of industries to improve their environmental performance, product quality, and productivity.


Compressed argon gas and liquid argon in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world thanks to our network of storage and transfill facilities.


An inert gas for cryogenic, heat transfer, shielding, leak detection, analytical and lifting applications


Valued for its reactive and protective properties, and used by many industries such as electronics, foods, glass, chemicals, refining and more can benefit from its unique properties to improve quality, optimize performance and reduce costs.


Useful as a gas, for its inert properties, and as a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties to improve yields, optimize performance and make operations safer.