Airgas officially opens two new ASUs


In June, industrial gas company Airgas marked the grand opening of its new air separation units (ASUs), one in Carrollton, Kentucky, USA, and the other in New Carlisle, Indiana, USA.

Both plants are owned and operated by Airgas Merchant Gases, LLC, and have been built to meet demand for bulk and packaged gases in the surrounding areas.

Each represents an investment of more than $30m, and has the capacity to liquefy at least 350 tons per day of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon for merchant bulk delivery.

A pipeline from the Carrollton plant supplies nitrogen to Dow Corning Corporation’s silicone production facility adjacent to the plant.

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