Filling, Testing and Now: Automated Sampling at Linde's New Specialty Gas Facility
The recently completed 4,000 sq.-ft. addition to Linde's 35-year-old production facility in Hammond, IN, establishes the firm's foothold in U.S. production of specialty gases. When the new spec-gas facility launched production in February 2014, plant manager Jack Taylor told local media: "This new facility melds perfectly with Linde's goal to be a total gas supplier, and reinforces our commitment to our independent distributor network."
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Plans for the ambitious Hammond-plant expansion began in the summer of 2012. Following an exhaustive review of possible technology partners, Leist and his team settled on Weldcoa to design, specify and install four blend cells (two manual and two Sur-Fill iQ-s automated). The project also included a helium purifier, cylinder-bakeout system, cylinder inverters and cylinder-prep systems.
Further, in order to ensure that the new plant had every advantage in the marketplace, Linde specified Weldcoa's new Programmable Automatic Sampling System (PASS) for the plant's spec-gas laboratory.
To learn more about automation and specialty gas options for your facility call Weldcoa at 630.806.2000.
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