L’Air Liquide Belge | Aalter site

Pure hydrocarbons production site in the field of Research, Fuels, Manufacturing, Refrigerants & Propellants.

L’Air Liquide Belge | Aalter site

Pure hydrocarbons production site in the field of Research, Fuels, Manufacturing, Refrigerants & Propellants.

History

Small seveso site, huge versatility, huge flexibility

Air Liquide Aalter, created in 1978, is an internationally recognised supplier of pure hydrocarbons to the global gas industry and has the widest range of high-purity hydrocarbons available on the European market.

Pure hydrocarbons are used by our customers to make mixtures or produced to supply to the petrochemical, process or research industries. Pure hydrocarbons are also used by end customers as refrigerants and propellants.

All these hydrocarbons are produced and supplied from our Aalter plant in cylinders (from 10 to 126 liters), drums, bundles or trailers.

Products

Two grades to ensure your optimal performance

Air Liquide offers a wide range of pure gaseous hydrocarbons to suit your specific applications :

Near the filling of industrial natural gas, Air Liquide offers 10 differents hydrocarbons molecules splitted in different qualities.

Explanation of the digits :

  • The first one indicates the number of nines purity (example : N20 = 99.00 % purity)
  • The second one indicates the number following the last nine (example : N25 = 99.5 % purity)

Details

  • Used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry; environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers
  • N-butane could be a fuel gas in atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS)
  • Propellant for aerosol production
  • Marijuana Extraction (Butane Hash Oil)
  • Refrigerants
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  • Chemical synthesis
  • Reference gas Use as a co-monomer for the production of high density (HDPE) and linear low density (LLDPE) polyethylene products and for the manufacture of polybutylene
  • Feedstock for the production of 1, 2 butylene oxide, methylethylketone (MEK), maleic anhydride and n-butyl derivatives
  • Good solvent properties
  • Raw material for mixtures production
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  • Chemical synthesis
  • Refrigerants : more & more used due to new European regulations du to the fact that ethane has a very low global warming point (GWP)
  • Ethane is also used in the manufacturing of chemical intermediates (e.g. by chlorination, ethane produces ethyl chloride.
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Fuels (boats)
  • Refrigerants
  • Research
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  • Chemical synthesis
  • O3 analyses
  • Fruit ripening
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Polymers manufacturers
  • Research
  • Raw material to liquefy natural gas
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  • In mixture with argon, isobutane is used in Geiger counter and for the detector in X Ray Fluorescence (XRF) as quenching gas.
  • Isobutane is also used as reagent gas in chemical ionization mass spectrometry.
  • In mixture with other hydrocarbons, isobutane is used as reference point in calorimetric measurements for the measurement of PCI of hydrocarbons or coal.
  • Isobutane is used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry; environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers.
  • Isobutane is used as a propellant, a solvent or a refrigerant.
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Raw material
  • Research
  • Refrigerant (R600a)
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  • In mixture with argon, isobutane is used in Geiger counter and for the detector in X Ray Fluorescence (XRF) as quenching gas.
  • Isobutane is also used as reagent gas in chemical ionization mass spectrometry.
  • In mixture with other hydrocarbons, isobutane is used as reference point in calorimetric measurements for the measurement of PCI of hydrocarbons or coal.
  • Isobutane is used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry; environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers.
  • Isobutane is used as a propellant, a solvent or a refrigerant.
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Raw material
  • Research
  • Refrigerant (R600a)
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  • Chemical synthesis
  • Radiations detection
  • Gas flame – Reference gas (combustion)
  • In mixture with argon, methane is used in Geiger counter and for the detector in X Ray Fluorescence (XRF) as quenching gas.
  • In mixture with other hydrocarbons, methane is used as reference point in calorimetric measurements for the measurement of PCI of hydrocarbons or coal.
  • Methane is used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry; environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers.
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Gas detection apparels
  • Combustion tests
  • Raw material
  • Solar Panel Research
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  • Heating fuel for industrial heating
  • Combustion Tests
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  • Propane is used to calibrate environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers, particularly for total hydrocarbons measurements (THC).
  • Propane could be used as a fuel in atomic absorption analyzers (AAS).
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Research
  • Marijuana extraction (Hash Oil)
  • Refrigerant (R290)
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  • The uses of propene include blend for gasoline (80% of volume), copolymer for polypropylene,
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  • Synthesis of isopropanol, trimers and tetramers for detergents, propylene oxide, cumene, and glycerine. Propylene is used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry; environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers.
  • Raw material for mixtures production
  • Welding
  • Sterilization by heating (floor)
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