Air Products to Spotlight Its Fast and Flexible Nitrogen Supply and Services at PPIM

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Air Products (NYSE: APD) will spotlight the company's fast and flexible industrial nitrogen supply and services for short-term or emergency industrial gas supply at the Pipeline Pigging Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference in Houston, Texas, from February 11-13. Air Products Express Services (APEX) provides customers with a cost-effective, rapid response to their short-term nitrogen needs for a range of pipeline applications, including pigging, product displacements, line drying, decommissioning, pressure testing, maintenance purging, and pipeline commissioning.

PPIM attendees can stop by Air Products booth 706 to learn how APEX nitrogen services can save them time and money during start-ups, peak demand periods, planned or unplanned maintenance activities, plant turnarounds, and pipeline projects. APEX has many innovative supply options and can tailor a supply chain solution to meet each customer's specific project requirements using state-of-the-art mobile pumping units, storage options, and vaporization and compression systems.

With a dedicated APEX hotline that is staffed around-the-clock and a nationwide fleet of mobile pumping units, Air Products can respond quickly to a customer's unexpected nitrogen requirements. APEX services can deliver nitrogen in a wide range of flow rates, temperatures, and pressures, and is a safe and economical option for emergency, spot, or supplemental nitrogen supply.

Air Products also offers a mobile app designed to calculate the nitrogen volume and time needed to purge or to "pig" a pipeline based on given operating parameters. The "Pipe Pigout" app is available for free download at

For more than 30 years, Air Products' APEX nitrogen services has been an economical option for customers who need a fast and reliable temporary gas supply. A global leader in nitrogen production, Air Products has strategically located production facilities around the country and the largest private industrial gas tanker fleet in the United States. To learn more about the company's APEX services, call 1-800-APEXGAS (1-800-273-9427) or visit

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more information, visit


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