Plants to provide refrigeration or liquefaction at very low temperatures have a very long tradition within Linde. In 1932, Linde delivered the world's first industrial helium liquefaction plant to the University of Charkov, in the Ukraine. Since that time, more than 500 plants have been built and successfully operated all over the world. In 1999, Linde purchased the Collins helium liquefier line from Chart Industries and Linde Engineering North America Inc. (LENA) continues to manufacture these sturdy machines for use around the world. LENA provides field service and spare parts for all of our systems including the 400 Collins machines whenever and wherever it is needed.
At our cryogenic engineering and manufacturing centers in Switzerland, Germany, and Tulsa, scientists, engineers and technicians are assigned with the design and fabrication of the helium liquefiers, refrigerators, compressors, and purifiers, hydrogen liquefiers, and custom cryogenic systems. Linde has supplied plants and systems to most of the premier research institutions, laboratories and industrial gas production companies in the world.
He & H2 Liquefaction Capabilities
Linde provides customers with solutions to meet their specific needs. Our product line spans the entire spectrum of refrigeration and liquefaction requirements. Our offerings include small capacity systems with low-cost, piston-expander technology and sophisticated gas-bearing turbine expander technology. Linde has also built some of the largest cryogenic helium and hydrogen systems in the world. All systems are provided with the latest in process and controls technologies.
Our customers' applications range from small recovery and reliquefaction operations at universities, transfill centers, and research labs to large system dedicated plants for accelerators, superconducting magnets, space simulation chambers, and industrial liquid production.