Japanese companies, Air Water and NSCC Air Water have recently built and commissioned a VSU compact liquid nitrogen/oxygen co-production plant at NSCC Air Water in Kumamoto.

The new plant is said to enable the Air Water group to provide more stable supplies of medical gases and to increase its industrial gas sales strength in Kyushu.

The commissioning of the new plant will establish a manufacturing base for Southern Kyushu, which will enable the company to respond more flexibly to local demand requirements and to provide more stable supplies of industrial and medical gases. The new plant will also reduce the environmental inpact of long distance transportation logistics.

The new VSU plant was developed using proprietary Air Water technology. Based on the twin turbine, CFC-free low environmental load, high efficiency, low cost and small installation footprint design of Air Water\\$quot;s first VSU plant operating in Niigata, the new plant incorporates advances that further minimize energy loses, reduce power consumption and raise gas production efficiencies.