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Air Products Introduces New GASGUARD® AP11 Controller

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE:APD) has introduced its new GASGUARD® AP11 controller for specialty gas delivery systems. To develop the AP11, Air Products combined customer feedback, the real world experiences of our on-site MEGASYS ® total gas and chemical management teams, and millions of operating hours at sites around the world to provide next generation control technology for our specialty gas equipment customers.

The new AP11 controller features a 10.4-inch color touch screen with faster screen updates thanks to the utilization of a high-speed microprocessor. Additional benefits include uninterrupted gas supply while the controller is in service, simplified troubleshooting by using smart indicators, and focus on reliability in the design and testing process.

"We are excited about the introduction of the AP11 controller," said Arifin Budihardjo, GASGUARD ® offering manager for Air Products. "The AP11 controller offers our customers enhanced uptime, simplified troubleshooting, and increased controller reliability."

As part of its development, the AP11 controller went through a Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) to ensure reliable performance. The AP11 controller is the same size as the previous GASGUARD controllers, which makes for an easy retrofit to extend the life of existing, installed units. The unit is available with optional dual power supply for redundancy.

For more information about the AP11 controller, please visit

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

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