International Process Plants Announces Multiple Air Separation Plants for Purchase

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The global firm offers high-capacity air separation and oxygen plants.

Air Separation Unit - International Process Plants
“With oxygen separation accounting for 15 to 25% of the capital cost of gasification systems, this plant represents an opportunity for companies investing in gasification to reduce those costs significantly,” says Michael Joachim, IPP Director of Plants.

International Process Plants (IPP) has several air separation and oxygen plants available for sale.

The first plant, an Air Separation Unit (ASU) with a 1,782 metric ton/day capacity, is part of IPP's syngas gasification plant and is available for separate purchase. The unit was installed in 2003 and recently shut down at the beginning of 2013. Spare parts for this facility are abundant and include a spare 25 MW electric motor for the main air compressor. Process control is by ABB Advant DCS and is available with the sale of the plant. Due to its recent construction, this facility is asbestos-free.

“With oxygen separation accounting for 15 to 25% of the capital cost of gasification systems, this plant represents an opportunity for companies investing in gasification to reduce those costs significantly,” says Michael Joachim, IPP Director of Plants. The oxygen produced is 95% pure, suitable for use in gasification of refinery residue and in steel production. Simple modifications to the distillation columns can increase the purity to 98%, the level required for use in coal gasification. Adding a distillation column would take the purity to higher than 99%, meeting the needs of most chemical uses for pure oxygen. This plant is available immediately for relocation to another site. Loading and shipping the equipment by sea is ideal, as the site is located on the shores of an ocean.

The second plant is an oxygen plant with one Air Separation Unit. The process scheme is based on Mixing Column Cycle (MCC). The plant has a separation capacity of 880 tons/day of gaseous oxygen at 4.5 bara and 95% purity and 800 tons/day of gaseous nitrogen at 11.0 bara and 95% purity. The plant is relatively young, having commenced operations in 2005. The plant operated for four years, and closed when the plant to which it was supplying oxygen and nitrogen closed due to the global economic crisis.

IPP has multiple industrial plants in its inventory, including several smaller oxygen plants that can transport liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen.

More information about all available plants from IPP is at http://www.ippe.com.

About International Process Plants
International Process Plants (IPP) is a self-funded global buyer and seller of surplus manufacturing facilities, process plants, industrial real estate, and individual equipment that are no longer needed by their original owners. 80% of IPP’s purchases are from multinational companies and 20% are bought in distress situations. IPP’s business model provides the opportunity for companies to acquire such assets at competitive prices and in a fraction of the lead time of building or buying new. IPP also serves as an outlet for companies looking to divest surplus assets quickly in a fiscally and environmentally conscious manner. IPP currently owns 17 complete plant sites including the land, buildings and equipment, 85 complete processes to be moved and operated elsewhere and a stock of 30,000 major pieces of process equipment. One of the largest firms in this business, IPP operates globally from its headquarters in the US and its company-owned operations in 16 other countries. In business for over 35 years, IPP serves 160,000 clients in the chemical, agrichemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, paper, plastic, power generation, metallurgical, fertilizer, artificial fiber, pharmaceutical and food industries. Learn more at http://www.ippe.com.

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