Afrox has recently opened its new R200-million air separation unit (ASU) at its Pretoria site. This forms part of a capital investment of R1.5bn in a three-year programme to boost the company’s growth strategy in sub-Saharan Africa.
This newly commissioned ASU is designed and built to exacting global standards. The atmospheric gases plant will produce high-purity oxygen, nitrogen and argon to service the merchant and medical markets. Afrox saw this as an ideal opportunity to replace an existing plant, originally commissioned in 1987, with more modern and efficient technology, by installing a new 200 tpd ASU. This also included integrating an existing nitrogen liquefier unit into the new ASU at the site and linked production from the ASU to existing cluster storage tanks.
The ASU is remotely controlled from a global operations facility in the UK, ensuring optimal output and quality products. The cooling water system, the electrical supply and instrumentation have also been upgraded.
As a proudly South African company, Afrox is the total solutions technology partner dedicated to providing customers with superior products of the highest standards, quality and purity.