Membrane Solutions Announces Nitrogen Milestone With 2,000th Seagoing Vessel

The Global Leader in Marine-Based Membrane Systems Reaches Another Milestone

Air Products (NYSE:APD), the global leader in the production of gas separation and purification membranes, has announced a milestone – there are now 2,000 seagoing vessels worldwide utilizing membrane-based nitrogen generation systems from Air Products Membrane Solutions. 

Air Products was the first company to install a membrane-based nitrogen generation system onboard a ship in 1984. Today, ships from over 50 countries are utilizing Air Products Membrane Solutions’ nitrogen generators designed and manufactured at Air Products’ facility in Norway. 

“This is a tremendous milestone for Air Products Membrane Solutions. Almost four decades after pioneering this technology, Air Products continues to innovate and support the energy transition by providing membrane systems to alternative fuel ships, enabling a cleaner future,” said Dr. Erin Sorensen, General Manager, Air Products Membrane Solutions.

Air Products Membrane Solutions’ membrane-based nitrogen generation systems enable large ships to efficiently switch from traditional heavy fuels to cleaner alternative fuels while at sea, resulting in reduced emissions during the transport of goods. 

Air Products Membrane Solutions specializes in the development of hollow fiber membrane separators and systems for onsite gas generation. Air Products designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a full portfolio of PRISM® Membrane Separators, Marine Systems, and Engineered-to-Order Systems. Air Products’ systems are also designed to create more sustainable energy sources and raise productivity across a variety of industries and applications.

The number of ships using marine-based membrane systems has grown markedly in recent years. As the world’s most experienced supplier of marine-based membrane systems, Air Products Membrane Solutions engineers and fabricates turnkey systems for shipboard and land-based applications including alternative fuel systems, chemical tankers, oil platforms, and liquified natural gas (LNG) applications.