Hurricane Katrina Impacts Air Products' Hydrogen Production
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; http://www.airproducts.com) announced that extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina has had an impact on its industrial gas complex in New Orleans, La. While there is now a liquid hydrogen supply shortfall within the industry, the company is continuing to work on developing alternative sources of supply for its customers. Air Products is also deploying teams of logistical, account rep and functional experts in an effort to address customer needs as much as possible through this event. One team, lead by Air Products metallurgists, is working to develop alternative solutions to hydrogen-containing atmospheres for certain applications.