Air Products' CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions Provide Worry-Free Oxygen Supply to North Carolina Specialty Hospital

 Air Products' CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions Provide Worry-Free Oxygen Supply
                     to North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Reliable Supply and Superior Technical Support Lead to Additional Business at
New NCSH Clinic

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 27, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --North Carolina Specialty
Hospital's (NCSH) plant manager is sleeping better at night knowing that Air
Products' (NYSE:APD) CryoEase^® microbulk solutions are delivering a reliable,
uninterrupted supply of oxygen to his facility. NCSH, located in Durham, N.C.,
is one of many smaller volume gas users benefitting from the numerous
advantages of microbulk supply over traditional cylinder or dewar supply. This
supply option has proven so efficient and cost-effective that NCSH has again
turned to Air Products to identify and provide the optimum gas supply option
for its recently-opened Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, also located in

NCSH performs approximately 1100 surgical procedures a month, using liquid
oxygen in both its operating and recovery rooms. Prior to switching to
microbulk oxygen supply, NCSH received its oxygen in dewars, which required
the plant manager to monitor supply levels daily and change-out dewars three
times a week. With Air Products' microbulk solutions, NCSH has eliminated the
time and labor associated with dewar handling, as well as the supply
interruption that occurs during dewar change-outs. In addition, Air Products
has reduced NCSH's risk of product runout by installing its Telalert^®
telemetry system to monitor the hospital's gas consumption so that oxygen can
be automatically delivered when inventory nears a predetermined reorder level.

"The changeover from dewars to the microbulk system was seamless; we were
never without oxygen," said Ron Roghelia, plant manager at North Carolina
Specialty Hospital. "The people at Air Products really understand my business,
and they understand that my time is valuable here. With microbulk supply, I
never have to check oxygen supply levels, I never need to handle dewars, and I
never need to make a phone call to reorder product."

Microbulk is a modern concept for smaller volume users where gas is supplied
by filling on-site versus the traditional method of swapping full for empty
cylinders and dewars. This supply option has eliminated both the significant
product loss that NCSH experienced during dewar change-outs and the residual
product at the bottom of the dewars that went unused and returned to the
supplier. With Air Products' specially designed tank trucks—which are smaller
than traditional bulk tankers and able to access tighter delivery
locations—fitted with a special metering system, microbulk customers only pay
for gas that is delivered and used.

To learn more about Air Products' CryoEase microbulk solutions, available in
various tank sizes, pressures, and configurations to meet each customer's
specific needs, 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. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
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 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2012.

To download photos or view a brief video illustrating the reliability and
convenience of AirProducts' CryoEase microbulk supply, visit Air Products'
online News Center.

SOURCE Air Products

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