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Metals Production

Industrial gases and technologies for cost efficient metals production

As a global leading industrial gas supplier, Air Products brings decades of experience in gas supply and technology to improve the operations performance of metals producers. We offer a full line of gases--including argon, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and gas blends--with a broad range of supply mode options and purity levels to suit the needs of your operation. We can also provide a wide variety of technical services and innovative gas-based technologies to help you lower costs and improve productivity, while minimizing the environmental impact of your production processes.

Industrial Gases and Technologies to Help Lower Your Costs

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World-class, extensive industrial gas plant network

99.95% reliability record of providing on-time deliveries to the flow, purity, and pressure you specify

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State-of-the-art on-site gas production

Cost-effective, efficient and dedicated supply, tailored to your operating needs

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Oxygen-enhanced combustion

Innovative burner systems, custom tailored to your specific needs

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Gas injection technology

A wide range of inerting, stirring and refining solutions to improve yield and reduce cost

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Process Intelligence

State-of-the-art on-burner diagnostic sensors and wireless communications technology to monitor and control our gases and equipment as well as track key process parameters

Applications

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Find the recommended application that best matches your production facility and operation.

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Recommended Applications

oxy-fuel burner flames, for use in heating applications

Heating for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for heating/reheating applications at iron and steel plants.

molten metal with waves showing motion

Inerting, Stirring, and Refining for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for inerting, stirring and refining operations at iron and steel plants.

recommended application

oxy-fuel burner flames, for use in heating applications

Heating for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for heating/reheating applications at iron and steel plants.

Recommended Applications

molten metal with waves showing motion

Inerting, Stirring, and Refining for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for inerting, stirring and refining operations at iron and steel plants.

Man in steelmaking plant

Melting and Refining for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for melting and refining operations at iron and steel plants.

recommended application

molten metal with waves showing motion

Inerting, Stirring, and Refining for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for inerting, stirring and refining operations at iron and steel plants.

recommended application

Man in steelmaking plant

Melting and Refining for Iron and Steel

Industrial gases and cost-effective technologies for melting and refining operations at iron and steel plants.

recommended application

Coiled aluminum

Annealing for Aluminum Coils

Aluminum coil annealing with a nitrogen atmosphere eliminates the risk of explosion due to volatilization of rolling oils.

recommended application

Aluminum extruded parts

Extrusion for Metals

Nitrogen can be used for die shrouding in aluminum extrusion processes to inert the extrusion surface to extend die life and increase production.

Recommended Applications

oxy-fuel burner flames, for use in heating applications

Heating for Non-ferrous Metals Production

In addition to traditional gas applications for melting and refining of metals, other operations throughout the plant are often amenable to heating with oxy-fuel or oxygen enrichment.

Molten metal with bubbles at the surface

Inerting, Stirring and Refining for Non-ferrous Metals Production

Industrial gases and expertise for a wide range of inerting, stirring, and refining applications used in the production of non-ferrous metals.

recommended application

oxy-fuel burner flames, for use in heating applications

Heating for Non-ferrous Metals Production

In addition to traditional gas applications for melting and refining of metals, other operations throughout the plant are often amenable to heating with oxy-fuel or oxygen enrichment.

Recommended Applications

Molten metal with bubbles at the surface

Inerting, Stirring and Refining for Non-ferrous Metals Production

Industrial gases and expertise for a wide range of inerting, stirring, and refining applications used in the production of non-ferrous metals.

Oxy-fuel burner flames in non-ferrous metals production furnace

Melting for Non-ferrous Metals Production

Our oxy-fuel technologies allow non-ferrous melting operations to use less fuel, achieve higher production rates, and reduce flue gas and particulate carry over.

recommended application

Molten metal with bubbles at the surface

Inerting, Stirring and Refining for Non-ferrous Metals Production

Industrial gases and expertise for a wide range of inerting, stirring, and refining applications used in the production of non-ferrous metals.

recommended application

Oxy-fuel burner flames in non-ferrous metals production furnace

Melting for Non-ferrous Metals Production

Our oxy-fuel technologies allow non-ferrous melting operations to use less fuel, achieve higher production rates, and reduce flue gas and particulate carry over.

recommended application

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Ore Processing, Recovery, and Smelting

​Industrial gases are used in a wide range of applications for metal extraction and refining processes.

“Anyone can supply molecules. Air Products’ after-sales technical support has been phenomenal.”

Stan Albrecht, Plant Engineer, Grede Foundries

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