Messer successfully installs ASU column


German industrial gases company Messer is celebrating the completion of the next major step in the construction of its air separation unit (ASU) in Salzgitter, Germany.

After laying the cornerstone for the production plant, located on the site of Salzgitter Flachstahl, a company belonging to Salzgitter AG , in May last year, Messer is pleased to have completed the next stage of the process on target.

The most powerful crawler crane in southern Germany was brought to the site recently, to lift a 140-ton aluminium column 100 metres into the air, so that it could be lowered into a 62 metre tall steel housing.

Within the separation column of the air separation plant, ambient air is broken down into its principal components of oxygen and nitrogen using a state-of-the-art thermal separation process.

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