INOX Air Products Ltd has officially opened its Air Separation Unit in Jharkhand, India.

India’s leading industrial gas company - a 50:50 joint venture between INOX Group of India and Air Products & Chemicals of the United States - has officially opened its 1250 tpd Air Separation Unit (ASU) at Steel Authority India Ltd’s (SAIL) Bokaro Steel Plant (BSP).

The ASU facility boasts one of the world’s largest storage capacities of 5000 tons of oxygen, 3000 tons of nitrogen, and 500 tons of argon.

It was completed over a period of 24 months and being the largest ASU in the SAIL stable, it is expected to improve the quality of product and reduce raw material input cost for BSP.

Mr P K Jain, Chariman and Managing Director of INOXAP said, “The SAIL Bokaro ASU facility is yet another landmark in INOXAP’s history of commitment to India’s iron and steel industry and growth of its economy.”

He added, “We are actively exploring more investment opportunities in this region.”
Robert Dixon, Vice President of Global Merchant Gases for Air Products was also pleased with the result, “This is INOXAP’s first major facility in the Eastern India region and I congratulate the entire team on this accomplishment in the face of many challenges.”

“We look forward to our long-term relationship with SAIL and supplying them products from this facility as well as others in the future.”