Air Products’ PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generation System has begun supplying an Ontario steel facility with over 200 tpd of oxygen.

Having successfully won a supply contract with Gerdau Steel, Air Products has begun providing 200 tons per day of oxygen for its Whitby located plant in Canada. In addition, the firm will also be supplying liquid nitrogen. According to the North American industrial gas firm, Air Products won the contract thanks to the versatility of the PRISM system.

Nelson Squires, Vice President of North American Merchant Gases at Air Products, commented, “We have vast experience working with the global steel industry to meet their industrial gas needs. Not all steel mills are the same, and we have several supply options to provide the right solution. Our PRISM VSA Oxygen Generation System was the ideal fit to help Gerdau achieve an optimal balance between efficiency and economics.”

“We worked closely with Gerdau to understand their steel plant operating needs and to evaluate the gas supply alternatives, and our PRISM product was the on-site solution chosen.”

This Gerdau project announcement follows Air Products’ September 2011 PRISM VSA Oxygen Generation System contract win at a first-of-its-kind waste-to-ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida, demonstrating the application versatility of the oxygen system.

Air Products’ PRISM® Gas Generation Systems supply nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen to more than 1,500 customers in over 30 countries worldwide.