Praxair opens cylinder-filling facility in Belgium

DANBURY, Conn., July 24, 2003 — Praxair, Inc. has opened a 13,000-square-foot advanced cylinder-filling center for Oevel, Belgium.

The facility will supply ultra-high purity semiconductor process gases to Praxair Electronics’ customers throughout Europe. With equipment and advanced technology processes, the automated facility enables Praxair to drain, prepare, fill and test cylinders.

An advanced cylinder cleaning process is used that substantially improves cylinder cleanliness and achieves best-in-class residual moisture levels.

The filling center features new process innovations that provide enhanced safety, quality, consistency of supply and shorter cycle times. To support its ISO 14001 certifications, the facility houses new environmental systems designed to help eliminate potentially hazardous gas byproducts.


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