Ethane Supplier to Indianapolis American Welding & Gas, Inc. produces ethane (C2H6) along with several other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Indianapolis and the equipment required to utilize the gas and outstanding local support. Ethane is a flammable gas that is colorless and odorless. It is generally the second most abundant hydrocarbon, after methane, that is found 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 often associated with “low pressure” (LP) gases like propane. In stripping plants, depending on ethane demand elsewhere, it is usually just included in the methane supplied for pipeline transmission. In this example, nitrogen is added to control the heating value per cubic foot at about 1000 BTU. However, in the larger 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 utilizied 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 learn more about how American Welding & Gas, Inc. can provide ethane or other specialty gasses to your Indianapolis company, give us a call at .