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A multipurpose gas for the metals and materials processing industry

Oxygen is used in a variety of metals and materials processing applications including gouging, thermal spray, and welding.

It can be used to enhance combustion in high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) and flame spray operations. It is also used for gouging applications where the material is first heated to ignition temperature and then burned by an oxygen jet. Welding processes can utilize oxygen to burn fuel gas and generate rapid, local heating.

We offer compressed and liquid oxygen in a variety of purities and concentrations.

Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their industry and application knowledge to provide you with a compressed or liquid oxygen supply and technology solution to meet your unique needs.

Skill worker performs gas welding on steel workpiece

Oxygen for Metals and Materials Processing

Oxygen can be used in a number of applications across metals and materials component manufacturing:

  • Thermal spraying
  • Oxyfuel brazing
  • Gouging
  • Welding

to provide benefits, such as:

  • Improving part quality
  • Increasing efficiency and yields
  • Decreasing scrap

Ask the Expert

John Dwyer

John Dwyer

Microbulk Applications Engineer, North America

“I use high-pressure gas cylinders and am concerned about safety. Is there a better option?”
Traditionally, high-pressure gas cylinders have been the supply mode for users in the low- to medium-volume range. This has left companies vulnerable to safety risks associated with moving cylinders and exposure to high pressure. Consolidating to a centralized microbulk system eliminates the need to handle cylinders and reduces the risk of product mix-up. Further benefits include decreased exposure to high-pressure containers and reduced traffic congestion with less frequent supplier deliveries. Air Products developed the Cryoease® microbulk supply option as a cost-effective, reliable alternative to high-pressure cylinders for nitrogen, argon, oxygen and carbon dioxide supply. In addition to efficient and flexible storage systems, innovative piping solutions are available to help you have a smooth transition from cylinders to microbulk.

Supply Options

Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.

Cylinders & Hard Goods

The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.

CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions

A convenient and cost-effective solution for larger operations. CryoEase® tanks are available in a range of sizes. The CryoEase® service simplifies your gas supply by eliminating the need to handle cylinders, stock taking and ordering.

Cryogenic microbulk truck

CryoEase® Microbulk - Cost-Effective Alternative to Cylinders

Microbulk is a modern concept where your gas is supplied by filling on-site vs. the traditional method for smaller volume usage where gas is supplied by swapping full for empty cylinders and dewars. Microbulk supply features specially designed tank trucks with integrated controls and flexible storage tank options. End usage can be provided as pure gases, cryogenic liquids or gaseous mixtures via a blender installed at your site.

Even if you use as few as ten cylinders a month of the same gas, Cryoease® microbulk tanks could offer an effective solution.

Get in contact with our technical experts.

Let us help you optimize oxygen usage to improve quality and increase efficiency and yield.


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