Air Products to Feature Industrial Gases and Technologies for the Steel Industry at AISTech 2013

   Air Products to Feature Industrial Gases and Technologies for the Steel
                           Industry at AISTech 2013

Company's Solutions Can Help Steelmakers Improve Efficiency, Remove Costs from
Their Operations

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 29, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE: APD)
will feature its comprehensive range of industrial gases and cost-efficient
technologies for the steel industry at AISTech 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa., from
May 6-8. From the hot end to the rolling mill, Air Products provides the
gases, equipment, technologies, and technical services that can help steel
producers reduce fuel consumption, minimize their carbon footprint, increase
productivity, optimize gas efficiency, and lower their overall costs.

AISTech attendees can stop by Air Products booth 434 to see the rapid heating
and uniform heating oxy-fuel burners that will be on display and discuss how
the company's oxy-fuel technologies can help improve the efficiency of their
operations. Air Products will have knowledgeable specialists on-hand to speak
with steelmakers about their specific process challenges. Drawing from decades
of experience and know-how serving the steel industry, Air Products can help
recommend process improvements and identify solutions to problems.

As part of the conference's Technical Sessions, Air Products will share
results of an oxy-fuel combustion trial that demonstrate the importance of a
"furnace control strategy" to realizing benefits when switching from air-fuel
to oxy-fuel combustion. In a separate presentation, the company will review
the benefits and challenges of oxy-fuel technologies, address myths and
misconceptions, and provide examples of where oxy-fuel combustion makes the
most sense. More information on these technical presentations:

  o"Importance of Control Strategy for Oxy-fuel Burners in a Steel Reheat
    May 6, 3 PM (Rod and Bar Rolling Session)

  o"Oxy-fuel Burner Technologies for Steel Applications"
    May 8, 3:30 PM (Energy and Utilities Session)

Air Products will highlight its full line of gases—including oxygen, nitrogen,
argon, and hydrogen—which the company provides in a variety of delivery
options to match each customer's requirements. For small volume users, the
company's CryoEase® microbulk solution offers an alternative to cylinder
supply that eliminates the hassle of cylinder handling. For larger volume
customers, Air Products provides traditional bulk liquid and gas supply, as
well as PRISM® and tonnage on-site gas generation systems. The company also
offers a fast and flexible option for short-term or emergency gas supply
through its Air Products Express Services.

For information about Air Products' complete portfolio of gases, equipment,
and technology solutions for the steel industry, stop by booth 434 at AISTech,
call call 800-654-4567 (outside of the U.S. 610-706-4730), 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. 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

SOURCE Air Products

Contact: Media Inquiries: Debbie Bauer, (610) 481-8061,, or Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, (610) 481-7461,
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