LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.- Recognizing the growing market need for hydrogen safety services, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a global leader in the production, delivery and supply of merchant hydrogen, is now offering its extensive safety experience to the hydrogen and hydrogen fuelling industries. Air Products’ comprehensive expertise, to be marketed as KnowH2owSM Safety Services, is intended to provide technical assistance to engineers, technicians and other personnel involved in the design, installation, operation and/or maintenance of hydrogen supply and distribution systems, including hydrogen fuel cell applications.

Air Products’ KnowH2ow Safety Services include a diverse range of capabilities including: hydrogen safety training; equipment and operational review; on-site system audits; safety consultation; safe operating procedures for laboratory, testing and commercial operation; operational readiness inspections (ORIs); and emergency response training. The interactive training course can be customized to meet individual requirements, maximizing the value of these training services to the customers’ designs and operations.

“Air Products is an industry leader in hydrogen safety engineering, earning an exceptional safety record,” stated Karen Campbell, Air Products’ global marketing manager for hydrogen energy fuel cells. “By offering our tremendous experience in all aspects of the safe production, supply, and distribution of hydrogen and system designs, we will help our customers develop safer and more efficient hydrogen operations.”

As a global leader in merchant hydrogen production, distribution and supply, Air Products offers extensive experience in hydrogen related safety services. The company’s knowledge encompasses expertise in hydrogen and hydrogen/natural gas fuelling station design and installation; commercial development, supply and operation of turnkey hydrogen production on-site plants; development of advanced reforming technologies for hydrogen production; and participation on both national and international committees for the development of codes and standards for hydrogen technologies. In addition, the company is a safety leader in both the industrial gas industry and the chemical industry. Last year, Air Products received awards from the Chemical Manufacturers Association (now the American Chemistry Council) and the European Industrial Gas Association in recognition of its commitment to safety.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (www.airproducts.com) is the world’s only combined gases and chemicals company. Founded more than 60 years ago and headquartered in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, the company has annual revenues of $5.5 billion and operations in 30 countries. Air Products is a market leader in the global electronics and chemical processing industries, and a longstanding innovator in basic manufacturing sectors, including steel, metal, glass and food processing. The company distinguishes itself through its 17,500 employees around the world, who build lasting relationships with their customers and communities based on understanding, integrity and passion.

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