Full-service supplier of air separation plants, oxygen and nitrogen generators and CO2 plants. Gas & liquid supplier to end users and to distributors of bulk liquids & packaged gases. Air: Source of the industrial gas products oxygen, nitrogen and argon

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Gasworld Profile of UIG  -  Changing the Industry

An article in Gasworld's August 1, 2019 edition profiles UIG as both a supplier and operator of air separation plants, and as a provider of kindred equipment and services.  As summarized by Sam Piazza, the CEO and President of UIG, "Our goal is to create exceptional value for our customers, value that they aren't able to access elsewhere."  UIG, as a supplier and owner/operator of on-site industrial gas plants, is able to tailor its offerings to specific customer needs, to allow them to realize the lowest long-term cost for the industrial gas supplies which they will need.  See PDF version of the Gasworld article.

Significant Milestones Achieved in Supply of a New UIG Air Separation Plant in Southeastern USA

Cryogenic air separation plants, which produce oxygen, nitrogen and argon in gas and liquid form, are complex systems, which require very high quality components to ensure efficient, reliable and safe operation.  The heart of these systems is a tall, well-insulated tower, called a “cold box”, in which super cold air is liquefied and distilled.  Metallurgy and quality specifications for cold boxes and other components are tight. 

This photo shows a cryogenic cold box, fabricated by E.S. Fox, leaving its facility in Port Robinson, Ontario, Canada, before being placed on a barge to begin its journey to a steel plant in the southeastern United States. The unit measures nearly 50 meters long and eight meters wide, and it weighs about 300 metric tonnes.  (A meter is a bit more than 3 feet).  This is the biggest cold box produced to date by E.S. Fox; which has been a proven supplier of similar equipment to UIG for well over a decade.

(February, 2019 update)  UIG has erected its most recently constructed, physically quite large, air separation cold box. Here are two photos of this internally complex process system being placed on its foundation and supports.

Work is continuing to complete the installation and startup of the plant.  This involves interconnecting the cold box to the air compression and pretreatment systems, and to the product distribution and backup liquid storage and vaporization systems;  all of which will be followed by check out and commissioning of the overall plant control and quality assurance systems.

Cold box being erected

(September, 2019 update)     UIG's  recently installed oxygen plant has been a bright performer The plant at night

UIG's Latest Company Owned and Operated Air Separation Plant is now in Operation - in Georgia, USA

UIG’s latest owned and operated air separation plant is now in operation in Warner Robins, Georgia. The facility produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon. It is currently supplying liquid products to users through established local liquid distribution channels. 

UIG is proud to have added this location to its group of owned and operated gas and liquid product supply plants. UIG operates several other on-site gas supply and liquid production plants in the Southeastern United States.

Click on this aerial photo of the plant to see a video (hosted on YouTube) which includes panoramic views of the Warner Robins facility, and shows a Matheson cryogenic trailer being filled with liquid nitrogen. 

Warner Robins Aerial View

UIG Article Comments on Make vs. Buy Decisions

(July, 2018) - UIG offers many supply options to users of industrial gas products such as nitrogen and oxygen in recognition that every site and operating situation is unique.  Many factors impact the decision to choose a supply mode and supplier for these essential safety-related or raw material gases.  Make vs. buy is partly a matter of economics and partly a matter of operating philosophy.


But then there are other layers of complexity involving definition of the optimum initial capacity, longer-term needs, impact of end user operating hours, daily and seasonal variations in demand, and supply continuity.   As a supplier of production plants and on-site produced industrial gas products, UIG is very cognizant of the need to thoroughly evaluate the pros and cons of all of the feasible options, to ensure that the end user will find the chosen route to be the "best" long-term solution. 


Kevin Baker, UIG Chief Operating Officer, discusses many of these issues in an article published by gasworld in July 2018.  Entitled Merchant vs Plant Supply, it can be viewed here.

UIG Moved its Headquarters in October, 2015

(October 5, 2015) - As a result of continuing business growth and increasing numbers of employees, Universal Industrial Gases, Inc. has relocated its head office operations to expanded quarters approximately five miles southwest of its former location. The new office facilities not only provide more space to accommodate current activities, but also provide room to grow the company and staff in a planned and coherent manner. 


The office floor plan and work station configurations have been designed to facilitate efficient interaction among business team members, engineering and design personnel, and other functional groups.

Strategically placed open areas have been set aside to allow efficient integration of new staff, business sectors and operational groups, as growth continues.  

Several specialized conference rooms are now available to accommodate concurrent internal staff conferences and meetings with visitors.

The new office also features very high-speed internet connections for efficient data transfer.

UIG Home Office - Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem PA


Our new address:

                 3001 Emrick Blvd., Suite 320

                 Bethlehem PA, 18020  USA

The new location is one block west of PA Route 33; between I-78 and US-22, in Bethlehem, PA. 

Universal Industrial Gases, Inc.
Universal Cryo Gas, LLC
3001 Emrick Blvd, Suite 320
Bethlehem, PA 18020, USA

Phone (610) 559-7967 Fax (610) 515-0945

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