Air Products has today (15th March) confirmed the start-up of a brand-new air separation unit (ASU) in Chandler, Arizona.

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Source: Air Products

Now fully operational, the ASU is capable of producing over two million standard cubic feet per hour of gaseous nitrogen and over 20,000 standard cubic feet per hour of high purity oxygen.

The industrial gas giant has said the unit is under long-term contract supplying key electronics and other customers.

Commenting on the development, Francesco Maione, President of Americas at Air Products, said, “Air Products’ team was able to place this ASU onstream under a tight schedule and to do so safely and under our proven build, own and operate model.” 

“The Chandler location is a world-class, high volume site with potential for future capacity expansions. The new ASU is an important investment for Air Products as it will enable us to continue to supply the electronics industry and other customers with the nitrogen and oxygen needed for their growth,”

Air Products has been operating the Chandler facility since 1981 and its last expansion there occurred in 2011.

Within the area, the company also operates two nitrogen pipelines connecting the Air Products facility to semiconductor manufacturers and customers.