Air Products & Chemicals Inc
) CryoEase microbulk solutions are providing reliable,
uninterrupted supply of oxygen to North Carolina Specialty
Hospital (NCSH). NCSH is benefiting from the advantages of Air
Products' microbulk solutions over the conventional cylinder or
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Microbulk is a new and modern concept for smaller volume users
where gas is supplied by filling on-site compared to the
traditional method of swapping full for empty cylinders and
dewars. When the hospital received oxygen in dewars, it had to
monitor supply levels daily and change-out dewars three times a
However, in case of Air Products' microbulk solutions, NCSH has
done away with the time and labor required for dewar handling as
well as the supply interruption that occurs during dewar
NCSH executes about 1,100 surgical procedures a month and uses
liquid oxygen for both its operating and recovery rooms. Air
Products has also reduced NCSH's risk of running out of oxygen by
installing its Telalert telemetry system to examine the
hospital's gas consumption so that oxygen can be automatically
delivered when inventory approaches a predetermined reorder
NCSH has also approached and provided the optimum gas supply
option for its recently-opened Wound Healing & Hyperbaric
Center in Durham.
Air Products serves customers across a wide range of industries
from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy,
transportation and semiconductors. It also supplies a unique
portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases,
performance materials, equipment and services.
Last month, Air Products announced that it has licensed its
adsorption-based monomer recovery technology to Cryo
Technologies, a supplier of custom engineered process equipment.
Air Products' technology has been developed in collaboration with
the Department of Energy (DOE) under the Industrial Technologies
program and this program helps in recovering 100% hydrocarbons
and nitrogen, leading to a nitrogen product, which is highly
Air Products currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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