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Air Products to Feature Its New Transient Heating Oxy-fuel Burner for Reverb Furnaces at CastExpo 2019

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (APD) will feature its new Transient Heating oxy-fuel burner, the world's only smart burner technology using a sensor-driven control strategy to deliver more uniform heating in reverb furnaces, at CastExpo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 27-30.

Interactive 3D hologram technology will give visitors to Air Products' booth 1819 a clearer view of the unique design and operation of the company's new Transient Heating burner, which increases overall heat transfer efficiency, achieves more uniform heating throughout the furnace, eliminates cold zones, and maximizes melt rates. The 3D hologram technology also will feature some of the company's other gas-based technologies and equipment, including oxygen enrichment and solids injection in cupolas, molten metal blanketing, and Air Products Process Intelligence-based offerings, which use sensors and wireless communications technology for process optimization based on advanced analytics.

Air Products offers a range of industrial gas-based solutions aimed at helping ferrous and non-ferrous foundries lower fuel/coke costs, increase yield, boost productivity, reduce off-gas volume and emissions, and improve quality and safety. The company can provide a reliable supply of industrial gases—including argon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide—in a variety of cost-effective supply options to meet the requirements of every size customer, from small- to large-volume users.

CastExpo attendees who stop by Air Products' booth 1819 will be supporting the American Foundry Society (AFS) Institute while finding solutions to many of the challenges they face in their daily operations. On behalf of each visitor to its booth, the Air Products Foundation will donate $100, up to a total of $15,000, to the AFS Institute in support of its mission to provide training for excellence in metalcasting. According to AFS CEO Dough Kurkul, the grant will play a pivotal role in allowing the AFS Institute to define and deliver innovative training pathways that are closely aligned to the evolving career paths in modern metalcasting.

With decades of experience serving the metals industry, Air Products' application engineers can evaluate foundry operations using advanced methods for furnace modeling, data collection, and process monitoring to help identify solutions to problems and recommend process improvements. The company also has world-class combustion laboratory facilities, where state-of-the-art instrumentation and process control capabilities enable testing of a customer's application to its full potential. For more information about the company's complete range of offerings for the metals industry, visit www.airproducts.com/metals.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2018 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $40 billion. Approximately 16,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products' higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

 

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