By Nick Gilbert
On August 22, 2012, Linde North America will conduct the groundbreaking
ceremony for its new air separation plant, which will be constructed on a site
situated at 2244 on Highway 82 in Lewisville, Arkansas.
The new facility with a capacity of 470 ton per day will generate liquid
oxygen and nitrogen to fulfill ever-increasing demand in regions, including
Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Linde North America has invited customers, local
and state officials, and the media to attend the event.
The new air separation plant is slated for operation by Q4 of 2013 and will
have 24 employees. The facility will deliver the produced liquid oxygen and
nitrogen through tanker trucks to a myriad of customers, including chemical
product manufacturers, food processors, healthcare providers, independent gases
and welding distributors, and metal fabricators.
The new facility will be built with the most advanced design technology from
Linde’s Engineering Division in order to consume minimum electricity for the
production of gases. Linde’s delivery trucks will also consume less fuel as the
facility will be situated closer to customers.
Linde North America’s President, Pat Murphy stated that the Lewisville
facility will provide the company the size and operating efficiency required to
meet the growing demands of its customers. Once completed, the facility will
bring products quicker to customers, thus improving their supply security and
decrease the company’s carbon footprint. Designing environmental solutions that
decrease emissions of greenhouse gases is part of the company’s sustainability
Linde North America is a unit of The Linde Group, a major gases and