BOC upgrades cryogenic tanks in Ireland


Work is underway in Ireland as The Linde Group’s BOC gets to grips an upgrade project, for two of its cryogenic storage tanks containing liquid nitrogen.

BOC, as part of The Linde Group, is the largest supplier of gases and related products and services in the Republic of Ireland and the cryogenic tanks are primarily in use for bulk nitrogen supply to hospitals, and the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

The UK’s Leeds-based Energy Services and Solutions (ESS) has been working on the project for BOC in Cork, to upgrade the integrity of the two 300 tonne capacity cryogenic storage tanks, according to European chemical engineer magazine www.engineerlive.com.

The revalidation of these types of cryogenic tank, storing liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196°C, is undertaken primarily to ensure they remain in a fit condition and safe to be used for continued storage.

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