Ethane Supplier to Sioux Falls

A-OX Welding Supply produces ethane (C2H6) in addition to many other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Sioux Falls and the equipment you need to utilize the gas and outstanding local support.

Ethane is a odorless, colorless, flammable gas. It is generally the second most abundant hydrocarbon, after methane, that exists in natural gas. Ethane has a higher heating value per unit volume than methane, but its utility as a methane alternative is limited as a result of its high vapor pressure, making it unsuitable for storage and transportation in the lower pressure cylinders often associated with “low pressure” (LP) gases like propane.

In stripping plants, depending on ethane demand elsewhere, it is often simply included in the methane used for pipeline transmission. In this example, nitrogen is added to sustain the heating value per cubic foot at about 1000 BTU.

However, in the larger petrochemical manufacturing markets, ethane may be separated from the natural gas stream and made available via a separate pipeline network as a feedstock for ethylene production.

As a result of the ease in converting ethane to ethylene, cylinder quantities of High Purity Ethane are utilizied in many aspects polymer synthesis, especially to quantify reaction rates and yields, in addition to relative activation energies and heats of reaction. Ethane is also [[applied as a specialty refrigerant, although its use is restricted to refineries and environments that can tolerate a flammable gas at medium-high pressure.

If you'd like to find out more about how A-OX Welding Supply can supply ethane or other specialty gasses to your Sioux Falls company, give us a call at 605-336-1125.