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Minimize costs and emissions while magnifying productivity and profits with proprietary oxy fuel solutions

When your business is turning raw ore and scrap into marketable metal, heating and melting take up a lot of your time and money—and when heating and melting take up a lot of your time and money, oxy fuel solutions from Messer can save you both.

Atmospheric air contains only 21% oxygen. The other 79% is almost entirely nitrogen, which adds nothing to the combustion process, but which your system must still heat and circulate along with the oxygen. This not only wastes your fuel and energy, but also leads to the production of unwanted NOx.

Messer’s proprietary OXIPYR® oxy fuel solutions may be your answer.

Our market-leading solutions give furnaces a boost by replacing a portion of that “dead-weight” nitrogen with pure, combustible oxygen. This typically triggers a dramatic increase in combustion efficiency and a cascade of positive benefits such as:

  • Up to 100% increase in melting rates
  • Up to 50% reduction in fuel costs
  • Up to 90% reduction in emissions
  • More even heat distribution with fewer hot spots
  • Up to 50% increase in overall throughput
  • 50% reduction in carbon footprint

With more than 200 custom-engineered oxy fuel system installs to our credit, Messer has the experience and know-how to deliver your ideal solution. Whether you need our OXIPYR low emission “flameless” burner for an aluminum rotary furnace, a vessel/ladle preheating solution for your iron-smelting furnace, OXIPYR gas injection lances for your copper-processing reverberatory furnace, or one of countless other configurations, we’ll engineer it, build it, install it, and teach you how to get the most out of it.  


The OXIPYR LEAF burners have resulted in significant improvements in our operations. Messer’s team was extremely helpful in training our operators on how to best use the new technology, allowing us to achieve our production targets.
Joseph Wetzel, Plant Manager, Custom Alloy
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We were looking for quick, low capital improvements that could increase production without adding labor. As a result, we’re seeing lowered refractory temperatures, increased melt rates and reduced dross formation in the hearth...even a small percentage increase in production translates to significant savings and positive impact on our bottom line.
Tim Goff, Plant Manager, Bermco Aluminum
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Technology Solutions

Messer has the gases and technological solutions to optimize every step of your process chain, from melting and dross handling to refining and reheating. Maximize furnace efficiency and melt faster with our OXIPYR burners. Eliminate unwanted contaminants with our combustion technologies. Most importantly, you can rely upon our top-quality gases and legendary expertise every step of the way.

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