Air Products will highlight its economical and reliable nitrogen supply and services for temporary gas requirements at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference in Houston, Texas, from 10th to 12th February.

Air Products Express Services (APEX) provides pipeline operators with a cost-effective, rapid response to their short-term nitrogen needs for a range of pipeline operations, including purging, inerting/blanketing, pressure testing or drying piping systems; pipeline commissioning or decommissioning; product displacement; oxygen-freeing; pipeline pig pushing or “pigging”; and water removal and drying after hydrotreating. With APEX nitrogen supply, pipeline operators can remain online and productive, saving them time and money.

PPIM attendees are invited to stop by Air Products booth 706 to learn how APEX can help them with a fast and reliable nitrogen supply during start-ups, peak demand periods, planned or unplanned maintenance activities, plant turnarounds, and pipeline projects. APEX nitrogen supply can safely and economically meet customer needs over a wide range of pressures, flow rates and temperatures. APEX has many innovative supply options that can be tailored to meet each customer’s specific project requirements, including self-contained mobile pumping units. Air Products has an extensive fleet of mobile pumping units that are ready to pull up, hook up, and start working where nitrogen supply is needed, with no infrastructure or capital investment required.

Pipeline operators can also learn about the Air Products “Pipe Pigout” mobile app, which can help them calculate the nitrogen volume and time needed to purge or to “pig” a pipeline based on given operating parameters.

For more than 30 years, Air Products’ APEX nitrogen service has been an economical option for customers who need a fast and reliable temporary gas supply. With an around-the-clock centralised service centre, customers can get a timely assessment of their needs and a fast commitment to their job.