INOX Air Products ramps up India’s oxygen supply for steel industry

INOX Air Products ramps up India’s oxygen supply for steel industry

India’s largest manufacturer of industrial & medical gases – INOX Air Products (INOXAP) – has expanded the country’s oxygen production capacity following its commissioning of an oxygen plant in just 15 months at steel company’s ArcelorMittal’s Hazira Unit.

Compared to the global industry standard of 27 months from design to commissioning, the new facility sets a new benchmark in the industrial gases industry.

At a cost of 350 crore (£35.8m), the new air separation unit (ASU) marks the 5th of its kind at the Hazira Unit of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India).

With a capacity to produce 700 tonnes per day of oxygen and 300 TPD of nitrogen, alongside other liquid medical and industrial gas, the new ASU raises the combined production capacity of the gas complex to more than 9000 TPD.

The development comes just three months after INOXAP’s installation of a second ASU at the Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) Bokaro plant in Jharkhand.

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