Covid-19 causes troubles in electronics speciality gas business

Covid-19 causes troubles in electronics speciality gas business

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been some disruptions in electronics speciality gas (SPG) plants and user’s production lines, The Gas Review reports.

According to the Japanese publication, Denka last year announced that there was a burn disaster in Denka Omi Plant in which a fire occurred during dissembling of machine in the silane workshop.

The fire broke out during the pipe dismantling practise of reactor and five workers were affected. It did not affect the production.

Silane and dichlorosilane are produced by Denar Silane which is a joint venture of Denka and the Air Liquide group. Fortunately, the fire did not affect the production line.

Though the cause is under investigation now, it seems that an insufficient purge of nitrogen could be out an ignition to the residual gas, The Gas Review reports.

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