Air Products completes ASU project for China’s Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical


Air Products has brought online its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China.

The trains are equipped with air compressors, as well as design and technology advancements to improve energy efficiency, while helping Shaanxi reduce operational costs.

The project was initially announced in December 2011.

"The units are capable of producing 12,000t of oxygen and nitrogen, and compressed dry air per day for Shaanxi."

Together, the units are capable of producing 12,000t of oxygen and nitrogen, and compressed dry air per day for Shaanxi's coal chemical plant.

Air Products industrial gases Asia on-site business development vice-president Phil Sproger said: "The successful execution of this world-scale project is another testimonial of our leading position in large air separation and excellence in safety, reliability and technology.

"We will continue to pursue opportunities where we can leverage on our application solutions and expertise to support China's sustainable development under its 13th Five-year Plan."

The industrial gases produced by Air Products' ASUs are used to help produce one million tonnes of quality oil products annually, the company said.

Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical general manager Dr Sun Qiwen said: "We are pleased to have partnered with Air Products on this important project and impressed with their technological and safety expertise demonstrated throughout the execution."

Air Products is building an industrial gas complex outside China that is capable of supplying 20,000t of oxygen and 55,000t of nitrogen per day to Saudi Aramco's refinery, which is being built in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.