Air Products’ Specialty Gas division is among the largest supplier of Specialty Gases in the southern African region, serving customers across a number of locations. In November 2013, we celebrated our 26th year in the Specialty Gas business.
As always, we remain committed to helping you get the best possible results from the use of our gases and equipment, regardless of your application or specific gas requirement.
Under the heading of Specialty Gases, there are over 100 different gaseous and liquid chemicals and thousands of different gas mixtures. These products can be supplied in any quantity, from a few grams or litres to a 4000m³ trailer load.
Air Products’ pure Specialty Gases range from 99.995% to 99.99998% purity, so we are confident that we will have a gas that will be suitable for your application and budget.
The compressed cylinder gases are individually prepared and analysed and are ideally suited for analytical and research applications, where the end-user needs to know specific levels of contaminent, or where applications require higher purity levels.
Gas mixtures (multi-component gases blended for specific requirements) are used for a variety of chemical processes in a laboratory context. Air Products’ Specialty Gases division has a wealth of experience in producing a wide range of these mixtures. Whether you require a mixture to play a physical or chemical role in a production process or a high accuracy calibration gas mixture for an analytical application, you can be sure that Air Products has the capability and expertise to meet your needs.
Our range comprehensively covers the traditional laboratory market, the fast-developing environmental market, and the diverse requirements of the chemical and processing industries. Each market is served by our locally-held stocks of the most frequently used mixtures, supported by our ability to ‘manufacture-to-order’ quickly and cost effectively.
Depending on your volume requirements and specific application, we can supply gas mixtures in cylinders, minitanks, maxitanks and CryoEase tanks.
Carbon Monoxide is a gas utilised as a feedstock in the production of chemicals ranging from acetic acid to polycarbonates to polyurethane intermediates. A varying mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, also known as syngas or synthesis gas, is used in the production of oxo alcohols and aldehydes. Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their knowledge of your industry and application to provide you with a carbon monoxide or syngas supply and technology solutions to meet your unique needs.
Helium is a unique, multi-purpose molecule; however it is a finite resource and global demand for it is growing. Helium is a critical element in many applications. We understand your need for reliable, worry-free supply. As the world’s largest producer and supplier of liquid and gaseous helium, Air Products is in a strong position to provide helium customers with secure, reliable supply, along with expert applications support, pioneering technology, commitment to Total Quality assurance and safety, and global coverage.
Air Products South Africa offers cylinders, the traditional solution for low volumes of gas. For small and medium-sized users, single cylinders offer a low-cost, versatile method of gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a wide range of gases and gas mixtures. For larger volumes, Air Products can supply manifolded cylinder packs.
CryoEase is a cost-effective, reliable and convenient alternative to cylinders. Product is delivered and stored in liquid form. Users who require their gases, such as nitrogen, in the liquid form for its cryogenic properties may draw the product directly from the tank. And for applications where the product is required as gas, it may automatically be converted from liquid product into gas on demand. The CryoEase service perfectly complements Air Products extensive cylinder gases range and may be a cost-effective choice for customers using as few as 10 large cylinders per month of a single product. Hundreds of customers around the country enjoy the convenience of the Air Products CryoEase service.
CryoEase is an innovative mode of supply is in a class of its own and offers a number of benefits including the following: