BOC India Limited, have launched a new Industrial and Special products Operations unit at Taloja, Mumbai.

The facility features cylinder handling by means of pallets, which is reported to be one of the safest methods used in cylinder operations around the world. The production line is controlled through PLC-Programmed Logic Controller. The plant also boasts a “Clean Room” for Medical Oxygen filling, the first of its kind in India.

Taloja is the second plant built to meet the requirements of BOC India’s power zone. The cylinder filling facility has cost over 30 million rupees ($650,000 US dollars) to build. It will produce Compressed Medical Oxygen, Compressed Argon/Argoshield and Compressed Nitrogen in the first phase. The production capacity of this plant is 120,000 nm3 per month. In the second phase, the product range would be extended to special gases as well.

Mr. Bill Williams planting a sapling at the New ISP site of BOC India in Taloja with the BOC India team behind him.///Courtesy of BOC India Limited

Mr Bill Williams, Director of ISP Technology, Operations and BOP, BOC GROUP plc inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Liquid Compression Station at Taloja.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Williams said, “On behalf of the BOC Group, I am very pleased with the investment in the new site at Taloja. It is an excellent example of teamwork between our engineering team in India and BOC specialists in the UK & US.\\$quot;

Also speaking on the occasion Mr. Neil Lindsay, Director of Industrial & Special Products, BOC India Limited, “This state of the art plant will help in improving the productivity of the ISP business in the western part of the country. This investment reflects BOC India’s continued commitment to investing in potential regions of the country.”

BOC India Limited is currently in the process of changing the face of its ISP business in the country. In an effort to incorporate the BOC Group’s Best Operating Practices (BOP), the company is introducing a series of new plants.