Air Products on 18 October 2018 held a dual celebration event at its Port Manatee, Florida, US LNG manufacturing facility.
Air Products' employees, dignitaries and invited guests at the event witnessed the ribbon-cutting for a new LNG equipment test facility (ETF) and a groundbreaking for a facility manufacturing expansion project at the site.
The ETF will allow for the collection of data to develop designs for the next generation of Air Products' coil wound heat exchangers. To date, 116 large coil wound heat exchangers have been deployed by Air Products at LNG facilities.
Air Products is also increasing the manufacturing capacity of the facility at Port Manatee by over 50% and held a groundbreaking for the expansion project.
The use of LNG continues to increase around the world with strong energy demands in growing economies.
Typically, an LNG heat exchanger can measure over 15 ft in diameter and 180 ft long. A finished unit can weigh as much as 500 t.
In addition to LNG heat exchangers, the Port Manatee facility also builds cryogenic and gas processing equipment for a range of industrial markets.
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