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Linnex™ air seperation plant

LINEXTM air separation plants represent a new product line that transfers the benefits of the successful modular concept from the packaged air separation plant range to tonnage plant sizes. The benefit is significant economical advantages compared with fully tailor-made plants. LINEXTM air separation plants achieve very attractive on-stream times by combining substantially shorter equipment fabrication and delivery times with a flawless construction, commissioning and plant start-up.
 
The process
Not only the plant, but also the process is modular. As such, the various product splits and liquid requirements can be optimised. The process is based on all state-of-the-art air separation technologies, such as internal compression (IC) for GOX and GAN as well as high efficiency cryogenic rectification. Furthermore, options are available for split GOX pressure levels, cryogenic argon production and cryogenic rectification of other rare gases, such as krypton and xenon, as well as external compression to complement the internal compression. Of course, the requirements of the application are taken into consideration. A number of process options allow plant performance to be optimised with regards to requirement profiles as well as utility availability and cost. Power-saving measures and heat utilisation are important aspects in this cryogenic process.
 
The superiority of this process is grounded on over 100 years of experience in air separation technology. Linde engineers have an in-depth understanding of the entire air separation process, and they are equipped with advanced engineering tools and methods for process design and optimisation. Linde-owned workshops worldwide fabricate proprietary equipment, which guarantees best performance in key process steps. And together with their main suppliers for rotary equipment, Linde has driven optimisation of key equipment. The company has built approx. 2,800 cryogenic air separation plants in more than 80 countries and has thereby dealt with different market requirements, ambient conditions and utility provisions. This is the basis for Linde’s leading market position.
 
Capacities
The inherent flexibilities within the process and the modular plant design concept allow best customisation of the product split and the product capacities within the four main frame sizes of the LINEXTM plant. The machinery covers the entire range with efficiency variation within a 1 percent band.

Sponsor : Linde Engineering

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