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Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.’s Engineering & Central Services Division Commissioned a New Cryogenic Air Separation Plant in Bhopal.

India:  BHEL, Bhopal has commissioned a new cryogenic air separation plant. The plant has been built on a built-own-operate-maintain (BOOM) basis and was installed and commissioned within the given time period of six months. The minimum purity of oxygen and nitrogen gas produced in this new plant will be 99.5% for oxygen and 99.95% for nitrogen. Previously, BHEL had to outsource liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen from third parties, supplied through road tankers (bulk) and unloaded in special cryogenic storage tanks.

TechSci Research depicts that Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon are the most commonly used industrial gases in India. They are used in a wide range of industries, which include oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power, mining, steelmaking, metals, environmental protection, medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food, water, fertilizers, nuclear power, electronics and aerospace. With increasing government initiatives towards developing India’s manufacturing sector, coupled with rapid industrialization, demand for industrial gases is anticipated to grow at a robust pace over the next five years.

According to TechSci Research report, “India Industrial Gases Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021”, the market for industrial gases in India is projected to reach USD2.2 billion by 2021. Owing to increasing demand and rising competition, an increasing number of industrial gases companies in India are investing heavily on capacity additions at existing as well as new end user facilities. Additionally, an increasing number of large-scale end users are also installing industrial gas production units within their premises for ensuring continuous supply of industrial gases. Few major end use consumers of industrial gases in India include Tata Steel, JSW, Bhusan Steel and Vedanta.

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