Linde LLC’s high-purity hydrogen (H2) plant in Anacortes, Washington, has been bestowed with a Responsible Care® Certification from the American Chemistry Council.

The US unit of Tier One industrial gas giant, The Linde Group, described this accolade as a “true testament of the commitment to excellence at the Linde Anacortes location.”

The Responsible Care programme is a globally recognised management system aimed to help companies improve performance in safety, health, environment and security areas.

No less than 25 Linde plants in North America have been officially certified under the programme since 2008.

Tom Caperon, Anacortes Plant Manager, signified, “To be in operation for such a short time and walk through the certification process with no minor or major findings speaks volumes to the dedication of the Anacortes team. It shows that not only are we committed to our own safety, but we are committed to the safety of our neighbours and community as well.” 

Plant facts

The Anacortes facility was commissioned in 2013 and produces H2 at 99.9% purity in a steam methane reformer (SMR). The total output of the plant, which is approximately 10,000 Nm3/h, is delivered by pipeline to the Shell Oil Puget Sound refinery in Washington.