Linde installs major gas supply system in Finland

November 11, 2011
LCGC Europe eNews

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Linde Gases has announced an agreement with Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland?s leading science and technology education facility, for the installation of a major central gas supply system at the University?s recently renovated multi-storey research laboratory of chemical engineering and separation technology.

Linde Gases has announced an agreement with Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland’s leading science and technology education facility, for the installation of a major central gas supply system at the university’s recently renovated multi-storey research laboratory of chemical engineering and separation technology. The installation is scheduled for completion in October and will help enable cutting edge research into welding technology for metals and chemical and separation technology sciences for the process industries.

The central gas system is part of Linde’s specialty gases equipment range, REDLINE, and is the largest installation of its kind in Finland. The system will transport research gases to over 400 points of use throughout the laboratory. A key role of gas supply systems is to avoid the need to have potentially dangerous gases in work areas and to reduce the potential for gas contamination and the system is expected to be a reference site for similar projects in other Scandinavian and Baltic states.

Stephen Harrison, Head of Specialty Gases and Specialty Equipment at Linde, commented, “This is an important contract for Linde. Lappeenranta University of Technology has invested heavily in their new laboratory facilities and it is testament to both our technology leadership in the area of managing the transportation of high purity gases and to our design and engineering capabilities, that Lappenranta awarded us this project.”

Eero Kaipainen, Laboratory Manager, Lappeenranta University of Technology, said, “In addition to their technology capabilities, Linde provided us with an insightful and innovative gas delivery system, which was above and beyond what was initially envisaged. The end result was one incorporating an elegant solution of quality gases, equipment, project design and installation, services and maintenance for the coming years.”

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