As a small department of a very large company, we in the membranes division are proud to be specially recognized in Air Products’ 2017 sustainability report. Our membrane separators for biomethane purification turn food scraps and bio waste into renewable vehicle fuel. Read the full sustainability report here and learn more about our biogas membrane separators here.
N3 is a proprietary new fiber with a modified manufacturing technique that generates almost twice as much nitrogen in the same small shell. Gain system design flexibility with reduced membrane count or lower power consumption.
We’ve experienced an increase in requests for our particular PA4050-N1 membrane recently. This is our most commonly used membrane product and for your convenience, we posted the performance tables and data sheet below. This data table publishes the minimum guaranteed performance for our PA4050-N1, so it’s typical that the membranes received are even higher performing.
We provide the widest product range of membrane separators on the market, but sometimes there are still specific applications that require something different. Your membrane application might be restricted by physical dimensions, or shell materials… but don’t worry, we can manufacture customized membrane products. We’ve done this many times for the transportation industry when weight limits or government regulations required specific membrane product changes. Just tell us what you need!
It sits on a shelf in one of our conference rooms, and is often overlooked, but this Kirkpatrick award from 1981 is significant to our company history. At the time, our membranes group was a part of the Monsanto Company when we were credited for developing membranes to recover industrial gases. Membrane separation is more common now, but the concept was foreign and perplexing at the time. And as our development experts continue to master membrane manufacturing, we keep this chemical engineering award in mind to remind us of our beginnings.
It’s not one of our most common membrane applications, but we’ve noticed an uptick in Helium purification interests.
When it comes to permeation behavior, Helium is a very fast gas which means it can easily be separated from other slowly permeating gases. This behavior makes our membrane a great solution for recycling helium from aerostats or purifying heliox for low depth diving.
Our nitrogen and air dehydration membrane separators were featured in last week’s publication of Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine. The end user company, Basil V.R. Greatrex, worked with our partner company, Titus Co, to incorporate PRISM membrane technology into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy operation. The project required both high purity nitrogen generation and compressed air dehydration to a dew point of -80°C. Our business was happy to partner with Titus Co to achieve the solution. Read the full article here.
Air Products PRISM Membranes employees recently participated in a Day of Caring philanthropy event with a local organization to benefit foster care homes.
Eight employees of the Prism Membranes manufacturing team volunteered their time to deconstruct an old shed and build a new shed in the backyard of a local foster home. The membranes group within Air Products is proud to support the local community and the spring weather made for a lovely day of outdoor work.
We recently completed a project with a creative membrane solution for hydrogen separation in glycol manufacturing…And we published a white paper about it!
This project was unique because the feed gas operated at a low pressure, which meant that our typical process gas membrane separators were over-engineered for the system. Our team creatively proposed the idea to utilize a new membrane separator which is designed for small process gas and biogas separations.
“Using the PB6050 membrane separator makes sense in this processing facility. The low pressure, large gas flow volumes, and economic considerations all made this product and configuration the clear choice to meet all of the customer’s requirements.”
Don Henry – Senior Engineer, Air Products
The system used 104 PB6050 membrane separators for an economical hydrogen solution. Read the white paper here.