Linde has started up its 470 ton-per-day air separation plant in Lewisville, Arkansas. The plant, which produces liquid nitrogen and oxygen, was built to meet rapidly growing demand in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. The open house to celebrate the plant start-up is scheduled for May 14.
“This plant gives us the size and operating efficiencies we need to support our top customers, who are experiencing exceptional growth in their businesses and who are poised for even more growth in the future”, said Pat Murphy, president of Linde, a member of The Linde Group.
The gases produced at the plant will be delivered by tanker truck to food processors (the largest industrial employer in Arkansas) for freezing and chilling of a variety of meats, poultry and a host of other products. The gas products will also serve the growing requirements by manufacturers of refined oil, petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper products. By using the latest design technology from Linde Engineering, the plant uses the least amount of electricity possible to produce the gases. Linde also will require less fuel for its delivery trucks, since the plant is located closer to customers.