Meeting nitrogen needs

BOC has received a contract to build an on-site generator to meet steel manufacturer TAGAL’s increased demand for nitrogen at its $180 million steel manufacturing facility in China.

BOC will build an on-site generator to meet steel manufacturer TAGAL’s increased demand for nitrogen (N2) at its $180 million steel manufacturing facility in China’s Dalian economic and technical development zone.

TAGAL is a 50/50 joint venture between German steel-maker Thyssen-Krupp Stahl and China’s Angang New Steel Company. The company’s main business is production and sales of high surface quality hot-dip galvanised steel for the car and home appliance industries.

BOC had been meeting TAGAL’s N2 and hydrogen (H2) demand with on-site generators since August 2003, when the plant began production. To satisfy the plant’s needs at that time, BOC installed a cryogenic nitrogen generator and two water-electrolysis hydrogen generators on the TAGAL site.

As part of the new multi-year agreement, BOC will build a second on-site generator to supply TAGAL with an additional 5000 cubic meters per hour (m3/hr) N2.

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