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Praxair starts up ASU in Brazil for steel mining company

9:00 AM MDT | October 18, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Praxair’s Brazilian-based subsidiary White Martins has started up an 800 m.t./day air separation unit (ASU) for oxygen, nitrogen and argon at Minas Gerais, Brazil. The plant will supply industrial gases to ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg), a steel and mining company. The company says it is a 2-part unit—one for customer and one for merchant. The ASU will also supply local merchant liquid customers in the southeastern Brazilian mining, primary metals, automotive, manufacturing and healthcare segments. “Praxair and ArcelorMittal have had a long-term...

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