Air Liquide will continue to support various Kennedy Space Center testing and launch programs now and in the future, after renewing its agreement with NASA for the supply of nitrogen and related pipeline launch support services.
Air Liquide has been a partner of NASA for 45 years, providing personnel, materials and gaseous nitrogen from its onsite air separation plant at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida since 1968.
The high-pressure, high-flow nitrogen supplied to NASA is used both daily and during launch sequences. Air Liquide will now continue this longstanding relationship after renewing its agreement with the organization for current and future programs. Roger Perreault, president of Air Liquide Large Industries US, reflected, “The United States space program is a driver for innovation. We are proud to continue our 45 year relationship with NASA in support of the agency’s commitment to innovation and exploration.”
The company’s operations at Cape Canaveral include a 162 tons per day air separation unit with a 265 tons per day liquefier. Associated pipeline and launch support systems that rely on the gas plants aid NASA, the US Air Force and commercial launch operations that utilize the Kennedy Space Center. Excess gases, such as bulk oxygen and liquid nitrogen, are used to supply a variety of industrial and medical applications in the region.
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