LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) is committed to helping metals processors around the world improve product quality, reduce operating costs, increase yields, and enhance processing windows. As part of this effort, the company will introduce its new continuous dew point monitoring system among its range of industrial gases, equipment, and technology solutions for powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing at POWDERMET2016 in Boston, Mass., from June 6-7.
Maintaining the appropriate atmosphere conditions in each furnace zone is critical to achieve consistent sintered product quality. The atmosphere dew point is an important parameter, however, continuous monitoring of the dew point in the hot zone can be challenging. Dew point readings can drift significantly, causing erroneous measurement and necessitating frequent cleaning, recalibration, and sensor replacement. With Air Products' continuous dew point monitoring system, these issues can be significantly mitigated. Additionally, continuous dew point monitoring helps manufacturers comply with CQI-9 and NADCAP requirements, and enables operators to plan ahead for shutdowns and preventive maintenance of their furnaces.
Tradeshow attendees are invited to stop by Air Products booth 319 to speak with a knowledgeable representative about the challenges they face in their day-to-day operations. In addition to gases, equipment, and technology solutions, Air Products' technical specialists can provide applications knowledge and consulting services for a variety of processes, including powder production, sintering, heat treating, inerting, and additive manufacturing.
Air Products also operates laboratories in Allentown, Pa., where it can perform metals processing research and applications development, as well as testing for simulating, troubleshooting, and optimizing customer operations. Frequently used work tools include heat treating furnaces with a wide variety of atmospheres, metallurgical examinations, atmosphere analyses, thermodynamic equilibrium and diffusional calculations, as well as computational fluid dynamics modeling. Air Products provides customer support for ongoing operational efficiency, product quality improvements, and new process development projects.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company's core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company's Materials Technologies business serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.
The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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