Ethane Supplier to Albany

Noble Gas Solutions sells ethane (C2H6) in addition to many other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Albany and the equipment required to use the gas and outstanding local support.

Ethane is a odorless, colorless, flammable gas. Generally speaking it's 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 utility as a methane alternative is limited due to 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 produced for pipeline transmission. In this case, nitrogen is added to control 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.

Because of the ease in converting ethane to ethylene, cylinder quantities of High Purity Ethane are made use of in many aspects polymer synthesis, especially to quantify reaction rates and yields, and 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 know more about how Noble Gas Solutions can deliver ethane or other specialty gasses to your Albany company, give us a call at (518) 465-5229.