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Linde hydrogen plant receives certification

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Linde LLC has received certification of its Anacortes, Washington, high purity hydrogen plant under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® programme.

"The Responsible Care Certification is a true testament of the commitment to excellence at the Linde Anacortes location,” said Tom Caperon, Anacortes Plant Manager. "To be in operation for such a short time and walk through the certification process with no minor or major findings speaks volumes to the dedication of the Anacortes team. It shows that not only are we committed to our own safety, but we are committed to the safety of our neighbours and community as well."

The plant, commissioned in 2013, produces 99.9% purity hydrogen using steam and natural gas in a steam methane reformer (SMR). Total output of the plant is delivered by pipeline to the Shell Oil Puget Sound refinery.

"I congratulate my colleagues at the Anacortes hydrogen plant for this achievement, which is aligned with our organisation's commitment to reaching excellence by safely and effectively serving our customers and providing outstanding customer experience every day," said Holly Jerdi, Head of Health, Safety and Environment-Linde Americas.

Responsible Care is a globally recognised management system aimed at helping companies improve performance in areas such as safety, health, environment and security. Certification is mandatory for all ACC member companies, which must undergo headquarter and facility audits by an independent, accredited auditor to verify that they have a structure and system in place that manages and measures performance. Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is Linde's independent auditor. Since 2008, 25 Linde plants in North America have been certified under the programme.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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