Ethane Supplier to Auburn

Spec Air Specialty Gases provides ethane (C2H6) in addition to several other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Auburn and the equipment needed to use the gas and outstanding local support.

Ethane is a odorless, colorless, flammable gas. In general it is the second most abundant hydrocarbon, after methane, that is present in natural gas. Ethane has a higher heating value per unit volume than methane, but its application 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 you would typically find with “low pressure” (LP) gases like propane.

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

However, in the bigger 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 used 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 learn more about how Spec Air Specialty Gases can supply ethane or other specialty gasses to your Auburn company, give us a call at .