According to AIT events, various Chinese industrial gases companies are providing medical oxygen to hospitals across the country as it continues to fight Coronavirus.

Since the outbreak in January, Wuhan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Baowu, China, has provided more than 1,200 cubic meters of liquid medical oxygen (equivalent to 1 million cubic meters of gaseous medical oxygen) to more than 20 hospitals, accounting for more than half of the medical oxygen consumption in Wuhan.

At present, the preparation capacity is abundant at 24-hour with three-shift production in turn.

Sichuan Ebian Rongcheng Gas Co., Ltd. produces more than 300 tonnes of medical oxygen every day, which is transported to the front line of epidemic prevention inside and outside the province.

Since January 22nd, about 2,700 tonnes of liquid oxygen has been transported with all efforts made to ensure the production during the Spring Festival.

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Beijing Praxair Gases Co., Ltd. has continuously provided medical oxygen to more than 20 large hospitals and distributed 50 to 80 tonnes of medical liquid oxygen, and 300 to 500 bottles of medical oxygen, to tankers in major hospitals every day.

Air Liquide (Dongying) Co., Ltd. strictly implemented the leadership of a 24-hour shift system and staff shift preparation system, and has supplied more than 500 tonnes of medical oxygen to major medical institutions inside and outside the Province.

Anyang Iron and Steel Group has donated about RMB 3.5m worth of medical liquid oxygen. At 11:20 on 5th February, under the air separation tower of the gas manufacturing company of Anyang Iron and Steel Group, two gas tankers filled with 18 tonnes and 26 tonnes of medical liquid oxygen were tested and sent to hospitals.

This first batch of “vanguard” of medical liquid oxygen can help to better meet the oxygen demand of hospitals and alleviate the plight of “hypoxia” in the first-line anti-epidemic hospitals in Henan Province.

CIMC Shengdain Cryogenic Equipment Co., Ltd. urgently completed two emergency production tasks: on 28th January, after receiving the task of medical oxygen equipment in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, the company shipped two medical liquid oxygen storage tanks to Wuhan in just 48 hours.

On 30th January, due to the commissioning of the centralised oxygen supply station of Huanggang Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Center, CIMC Sheng Diane completed the piping and commissioning of the equipment as quickly as possible within 24 hours, and sent the equipment to Huanggang, Hubei Province.

In order to ensure the normal oxygen consumption in Longkou area and the 24-hour supply of liquid medical oxygen and bottled medical oxygen in hundreds of hospitals and clinics in Jiaodong region (Shandong Province), Longkou East China Gas Co., Ltd. transported oxygen to various medical institutions. The Company tightened the strings, with a daily production capacity of 120 tonnes, while maintaining the original price on the basis of quality assurance to ensure the supply of oxygen to the hospitals.

For Praxair (Shanghai Meishan) Gases Co., Ltd., the average daily supply of medical oxygen to hospitals is about 120 tonnes. In order to meet the oxygen demand of a large number of patients in the hospitals, this company made every effort to coordinate equipment and other supply channels to solve the urgent needs of the hospitals.

Carer (Suzhou) Medical Technology Co., Ltd. has donated 100 oxygen machines, which were delivered to Huanggang City, Hubei Province on 5th February. In addition, on the evening of 4th February, CarerTec Company urgently rescued 1,500 oxygen-making machines in Wuhan for further treatment of patients.

Linde (Zhejiang) Company has adjusted its production plan according to the development of the epidemic, focusing on the production of medical oxygen and ensuring adequate transport capacity.