Unattended Oxygen Plants

  • W. W. Aton
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 3)


An unattended oxygen plant is defined as one which operates automatically and entirely without operating labor. The building is normally locked to exclude all personnel and the plant is only checked weekly or daily depending on the size. Current models produce gaseous oxygen and range in capacity from less than 10 million cubic feet per month to more than 100 million cubic feet per month. The plants have a safety control system which maintains safe conditions and advises a supervisor through a unique communication system if trouble does occur. In addition, the plant is normally backed up by a reserve liquid oxygen unit to assure the customer of a continued supply during an outage. The plants are usually located on the customer’s property.


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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Aton
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  1. 1.Division of Union Carbide CorporationLinde CompanyTonawandaUSA

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