Linde North America has commissioned a new air separation plant in Cartersville, Georgia, 40 miles northwest of Atlanta.

The plant, located in the Guyton Industrial Park on Peeple’s Valley Road in Cartersville, cryogenically separates air to produce over 700 tpd of liquid oxygen and nitrogen.

From Cartersville, the produced gases are trucked to hospitals, food processors, metals and chemicals manufacturers in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Linde has seen demand in the Southeast increase steadily over the past few years, driven mostly by food processing and metals manufacturing. Linde notes that the location enables it to optimise its distribution patterns by freeing up production at existing plants in Alabama, North and South Carolina in order to better serve customers.

Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America, explained, “Linde is investing to ensure we can support our customers’ changing and growing demands. Our Cartersville plant is our largest plant in Georgia, giving us a strong supply capability in the Southeast and along the entire East Coast.”

“The plant also is the first of two air separation plants Linde will commission this year. These additions strengthen our entire US supply and distribution network by enabling us to add new capacity in the areas where it’s needed most.”

The air separation plant was designed and delivered by Linde Process Plants (LPP), based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.