Ethane Supplier to Winona

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. produces ethane (C2H6) as well as many other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Winona and the equipment you need to utilize the gas and outstanding local support.

Ethane is a odorless, colorless, flammable gas. It is generally 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 because 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 often included in the methane produced for pipeline transmission. In this example, nitrogen is added to control the heating value per cubic foot at about 1000 BTU.

However, in the major 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.

Thanks to 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 Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. can provide ethane or other specialty gasses to your Winona company, give us a call at (507) 454-5231.