Universal Industrial Gases Project Showcase
UIG has supplied
industrial gas plants and equipment, and associated engineering, dismantlement,
relocation, and installation services to end-user companies throughout the
world. UIG project execution has included field work in the United
States, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the Dominican Republic,
United Kingdom, Spain, Peru, Albania,
Ukraine, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Ireland and Poland.
UIG-supplied new, used, and refurbished plants produce gaseous and liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon and CO2 for companies which produce an array of products; including steel, glass, ammonia, ethanol, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), specialty chemicals and polymers, petroleum products and natural gas.
UIG provides and installs plants which serve individual users, and gas and bulk liquid production plants which are operated by distributors of packaged gases and bulk merchant liquid products to meet the needs of multiple end users.
To meet the needs of companies which would like to enjoy the savings and convenience available from on-site gas production of nitrogen and/ or oxygen, but which would prefer not to have the responsibility of operating and maintaining a production plant, UIG teams with its plant operations affiliate, Universal Cryo Gas, to design and install industrial gases production plants at user sites.
UCG owned and operated facilities supply nitrogen and/ or oxygen to end-users in a utility-like fashion, under multiple-year supply agreements.
Examples of UIG plant supply, installation, relocation and upgrade projects follows.
Access extended descriptions by clicking on the title of the project summary.
|UIG Supplies Air Separation Unit to Universal Cryo Gas to Produce Oxygen and Nitrogen for Oil Refinery|
|Tuscaloosa, Alabama - USA|
|UIG Projects which Included Relocation, Refurbishment, and Upgrade of Used Plants|
|UIG provided a major US manufacturer and distributor of
industrial gases with a gaseous oxygen and merchant liquid plant consisting of a combination of
refurbished and new components. The plant contains three cold boxes, two
of which are refurbished. A new
UIG-designed cold box contains an all-cryogenic pure argon production
system and liquefier system components.
Other equipment included a new centrifugal air compressor, new direct contact air cooler, new molecular sieve drier and impurity removal system, refurbished air separation module, new UIG-designed liquefier system, new nitrogen refrigeration compressor and compander, and the UIG-designed cryogenic argon recovery and purification system.
GOX is produced by vaporization of LOX, followed by compression to final delivery pressure with a refurbished oxygen compressor. This "piggyback" merchant liquid and onsite plant supplies gaseous oxygen to an on-site customer and liquid oxygen and pure liquid argon to cost-effectively serve the local bulk merchant liquid market.
|100 stpd Gaseous Oxygen, 200 stpd Liquid Oxygen, Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Argon Plant|
|UIG relocated a merchant liquid plant from the Western
United States to the Southeast under a very tight schedule (16 weeks). The
project included upgrading instrumentation and controls, refurbishing or
replacing mechanical equipment as required. The plant is configured as a
"piggyback" merchant liquid and onsite oxygen plant combination.
UIG supplied all project management, process and detailed design engineering, construction labor and field supervision required to dismantle, relocate, refurbish and upgrade the plant. New equipment included an oxygen compressor, a Siemens DCS system, a Marley cooling water tower and a molecular sieve air purification unit (PPU). The original rotating equipment was refurbished.
A steel manufacturer in the Dominican Republic required 50 tpd of gaseous oxygen. UIG had a used plant in inventory that would meet this requirement at far less cost than a new plant. In addition to cost, schedule was very important to the customer.
UIG procured optimally-sized new mechanical equipment (Main Air Compressor, Nitrogen Compressor and Oxygen compressor). These new equipment items gave the customer excellent efficiency and reliability.
The UIG scope of supply included all engineering, project management, dismantling, relocation, commissioning and start up supervision plus liquid storage and vaporization equipment.
UIG provided a 100 tpd gaseous oxygen plant which
had been located in
Mexico to a Saudi Arabian company producing titanium dioxide. The plant
was dismantled and relocated to Saudi Arabia. Instrumentation and controls
systems were upgraded. UIG supplied a used oxygen compressor to meet the required delivery
UIG provided project management, design engineering and field support throughout the dismantlement, shipment, construction, upgrade, commissioning and startup process. The plant began operation in late 2002.
|UIG provided a complete 100 mtpd carbon dioxide purification and liquefaction system to an established Polish chemical company. A CO2-rich ammonia plant vent gas stream is used as feed. The plant produces food grade product for the merchant market. In addition to project management and equipment supply, UIG provided field support during construction and startup.|
|UIG provided a new Liquid Carbon Dioxide
plant and its turnkey installation to a grass-roots ethanol project in Wisconsin, USA. The plant scope included CO2 feed gas compression,
purification, drying and condensing equipment, an ammonia refrigeration system,
computer process control system, a product analyzer panel, two 500 ton liquid CO2 storage tanks and
UIG was responsible for project management, overall process and mechanical design of the plant, fabrication and procurement plus field support during construction. UIG was also responsible for commissioning, operator training and plant startup. Following startup, in 2003, UIG provided ongoing technical support to the owner's operations personnel and marketed the liquid CO2 product to end users and established CO2 distributors.
|UIG provided a used oxygen PSA plant to a steel company in
Albania. UIG had the plant available for rapid shipment, having purchased
it from the original builder/ owner/ operator and
disassembled it immediately following plant shutdown.
The customer purchased the equipment, including a companion oxygen compressor “as-is” to minimize the value of imported items and take maximum advantage of low-cost equipment and services available in Albania.
UIG arranged transportation and provided in-house engineering design services plus field supervision at the new location. The relocated plant began oxygen production in late 2002.
|UIG supplied a small cryogenic nitrogen plant to a medium-sized industrial gas company
to supply onsite-produced nitrogen to a new customer. Because the required
project schedule was very tight, UIG made arrangements to begin relocation of a soon-to-be
idled plant immediately after it was taken out of service.
Nine weeks after starting the relocation project the plant was ready for installation in Texas - as promised in our proposal and guaranteed in our agreement with the buyer.
UIG provided engineering, equipment supply, erection, commissioning and start up services
To access extended descriptions of these projects, click on the title of the project summary.
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