Messer will invest over $50 million to build a large-scale air-separation unit (ASU) in McGregor, Texas. The ASU will operate substantially off energy supplied from an on-site solar-panel array. It is the first Messer plant to be powered by a co-located renewable energy source. The ASU will produce gases that support local industries including aerospace, metals, chemical, electronics, and oil and gas. The ASU is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2024.
Air Products will build, own and operate a 10-metric-ton/day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen in Casa Grande, Ariz. The zero-carbon liquid hydrogen facility is expected to be on-stream in 2023. Its product will be sold to the hydrogen-for-mobility market in California and other locations requiring zero-carbon hydrogen. The facility will use two Thyssenkrupp nucera electrolyzers to produce gaseous hydrogen, which will be converted to liquid hydrogen using Air Products’ proprietary technology.
Linde is developing a dedicated laboratory to advance the understanding of the parameters and behavior of atmospheric gases used in the manufacture of metal powders. The lab, which is scheduled to become operational mid-2022, will enable Linde to develop new technologies to improve the atomization process – particularly increasing yield and process stability. The facility’s focal point will be a much smaller-scale version (5.25 feet high) of a typical atomizer. Linde will also collaborate with powder manufacturers and OEMs to help them test specific gas behaviors on the test bench, allowing them to then scale up the results on their large atomizers.
Air Products, together with its regional partner Saudi Arabian Refrigerant Gases Company of Saudi Arabia (SARGAS), signed an agreement to build a new air-separation unit (ASU) at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel in Sohar, Oman. The unit will produce a total of over 400 tons/day of oxygen and nitrogen to the facility. The addition of the new ASU will increase capacity of gaseous oxygen and gaseous nitrogen by 50%. It will also increase production capability of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen.
Here is a complete list of all the feature articles – by topic – that appeared in Industrial Heating in 2021. The month each article appeared in is included. All articles are hyperlinked for your convenience.
If you’re at all like me, you wonder which articles get the most attention on our website. Every year we publish over 40 feature articles, and at the end of the year we gather statistics to see which ones get the most page views. So, without further ado, here are the five most-viewed articles on www.industrialheating.com based on page views in 2021. This ranking applies only to articles published in 2021.
Industrial Heating is hosting three free webinars over the next three weeks, including two in the next couple of days. “Users of Industrial Hydrogen Look Beyond Delivered for Security of Supply” will be held tomorrow, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). “How to Help Your Customers Decide to Reshore” will be held Thursday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. (EST), and “Grinding and Polishing of Sample Materials for Microstructural Analysis and Hardness Testing” will be held Tuesday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. (EST). Registration for these webinars is free.
Registration for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course is now open. Scheduled to begin January 17, 2022, the six-week class will run through February 27. The flexible online format and interactive forums are just some of the benefits of this class. The curriculum includes the basics of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control, and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating. Weekly coursework, quizzes and a final-exam project are administered to guide students on their progress and evaluate their knowledge of the material.