Air Products wins CEMEX oxygen generation contract

Air Products, through Spanish subsidiary Carburos Metálicos has signed a contract with construction materials specialist CEMEX to provide five of its Spanish cement plants with its Prism on-site oxygen generators and oxy-combustion system.

The combination of the technologies is hoped to generate savings at each operating site while reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The proposed plan will see the installation of a Prism vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen generator coupled to a back-up tank.

Oxy-combustion technology consists of injecting oxygen directly into the furnace burners, creating greater yield, accelerated combustion and the potential of increasing use of alternative fuels by up to 80 per cent.