The metals industry today is challenged to reduce production costs, improve product quality and productivity, and maximize efficiency by optimizing the use of critical resources. Producers must simultaneously strive to continually reduce the environmental impact of their operations and comply with stringent regulations. As a partner over the long-term, we leverage our skills and innovative technologies to provide safe, reliable and competitive gas supply solutions that meet the diverse needs of the industry.
The industry requires oxygen, nitrogen, and argon for a number of applications, ranging from oxygen enrichment for blast furnaces to surface protection and degasification. Air Liquide supplies industrial gases in massive volumes via pipelines or on-site production units. If your operations require medium or small volumes of industrial gases, we can deliver them to your facility in bulk or in cylinders. As part of our gas offer, we can supply storage infrastructure and related services, such as monitoring and maintenance.
Air Liquide supplies gases and services for reheating furnaces and heat treatment applications to create protective atmospheres for galvanizing and annealing, serving manufacturers of products such as powder metals, wire, ingots, strip, slab, shot, and other metallurgical products.
Air Liquide supplies industrial gases and related equipment and services to steel manufacturers for argon oxygen decarburization (AOD). Gas supply modes include pipeline, bulk deliveries, cylinders, and on-site production units operated by Air Liquide.
Air Liquide supplies oxygen as well as related equipment and services to support combustion applications such as ladle heating and billet/slab reheating.
We supply industry-leading oxy-fuel burners and flue gas for the steel industry.
As part of our gas offer, Air Liquide will conduct a furnace audit (flue gas analysis).
Air Liquide supplies oxy-fuel combustion solutions to maximize productivity of electric arc furnaces (EAF) at steel mills. Oxygen is supplied for blowing down the metal in an EAF.
Air Liquide offers oxy-combustion technologies, including oxy-fuel burners, oxygen lances, low velocity oxygen injection technologies, and related equipment.
Air Liquide’s patented Expanding Gas Air Liquide (EGAL) process, derived from SPAL technology, uses liquid cryogenics (argon or nitrogen), to reduce interactions between molten metal and atmospheric gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, and carbon dioxide during air melting operations.
Our SPAL technology helps producers of non-ferrous products to melt cleaner metals to produce castings with fewer defects, enhanced mechanical properties and lower rejects.
SPAL, Air Liquide’s technology family of inert blanketing processes, include EGAL and Surface Backfilling Air Liquide (SBAL). Contact us to learn more about these patented processes.
Air Liquide’s oxy-fuel and air oxy-fuel combustion units are available as rotary furnaces and reverberatory furnaces for aluminum, lead, copper and brass.
Alongside our gas offers for oxy-fuel and air oxy-fuel combustion applications, we offer a range of related services, including flue gas analysis.
Air Liquide has developed BOOSTAL™ offers for the metals industry, which include oxygen supply, patented burners, and expert support for the implementation of oxy-combustion technologies suitable for all steps in the manufacturing process.
We supply industrial gases to ferrous and non-ferrous foundries for casting applications, including tundish inerting, caster shrouding, shell casting, investment casting and sand casting. Air Liquide’s patented (Expanding Gas Air Liquide (EGAL) process uses liquid cryogenics, argon or nitrogen, to reduce interactions between molten metal and atmospheric gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor during air melting operations. This SPAL technology allows steel manufacturers to produce castings with fewer defects, enhanced mechanical properties and lower rejects.
Air Liquide offers SPAL, our technology family of inert blanketing processes. These patented processes include EGAL, Surface Backfilling Air Liquide (SBAL), and Vapor Ring Air Liquide (VRAL). Contact us to learn more about these patented processes.
We supply industrial gases for casting applications such as tundish inerting and caster shrouding. Air Liquide’s patented Expanding Gas Air Liquide (EGAL) process uses liquid cryogenics, argon or nitrogen, to reduce interactions between molten metal and atmospheric gases such as oxygen, water vapor, and carbon dioxide during air melting operations. Our SPAL technology allows foundries to melt a cleaner metal for producing castings with fewer defects, enhanced mechanical properties and lower rejects.
Air Liquide is a leading global supplier of industrial gases that are essential to the metals industry, such as oxygen, nitrogen and argon.
Our teams will work with you to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective gas supply mode based on your purity, flow, volume and safety requirements
Air Liquide gas solutions are reliable, reproducible and in compliance with stringent and ever-evolving regulations
Air Liquide’s global network of metals industry experts serve millions of customers worldwide
We rely on our global network of application experts, engineering and research and development teams to provide the optimum solution for a given need
June 6, 2016, Craftsmen