Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP ("Air Liquide") today announced that NASA has renewed its agreement for Air Liquide to supply nitrogen and related pipeline launch support services for NASA’s current and future space programs. Since 1968, the Air Liquide plant has provided personnel, materials, and gaseous nitrogen at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Air Liquide will continue to support various Kennedy Space Center testing and launch programs by supplying high-pressure, high-flow nitrogen produced at its on-site air separation unit. The nitrogen supplied to NASA by Air Liquide is used both daily and during launch sequences.
Roger Perreault, president of Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP, stated “The United States space program is a driver for innovation. We are proud to continue our 45 year relationship with NASA in support of the agency’s commitment to innovation and exploration.”
Air Liquide’s operations at Cape Canaveral include a 162 tons per day air separation unit with a 265 tons per day liquefier. Associated pipeline and launch support systems that rely on the gas plants aid NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial launch operations that utilize the Kennedy Space Center. Excess gases, such as bulk oxygen and liquid nitrogen, produced by the facility are used to supply a variety of industrial and medical applications in the region, outside of the space program.