Air has a New Name:
Universal Compressed Air
Think of UCA as an industrial gas company that specializes in producing
and distributing compressed air to sites that require utility-like air
for around the clock operations.
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Compressed Dry Air as an "Over-the-Fence"
Utility from UCA?
UCA brings the
experience and perspective of an industrial gas company to its
compressed dry air supply services. Air separation plants are
routinely designed and operated to provide
100% system supply reliability. UCA dry compressed air solutions
build upon this experience base, and add controlled redundancy
coupled with partial load operation alternatives to
provide both high efficiency and high flexibility in its air supply
UCA on-site compressed dry air (CDA)
supply systems apply proven
industrial gas equipment design and selection criteria to the design, installation and
operation of its "over the fence', on-site, plant air
air supply solutions employ compression and drying components which individually
have very high reliability and availability. We enhance the robustness of the total supply system
with cost effective redundancy for key components, routine preventative maintenance
programs, and optimized control systems.
When you choose UCA as your
compressed air provider, you can focus maximum attention and
resources on your core business - those
operations which your company knows well, and which make your
company unique. With UCA as your Compressed Dry Air provider,
compressed air can truly be considered by your core operations team
to be a "fourth utility" - reliable and cost effective.
Your company will no longer have
investments, and deal with unscheduled maintenance in what should
be a utility system supporting your
You do not have
to worry about, and budget
for, unplanned maintenance of a company owned system.
Your key operations and maintenance personnel and resources can
focus on your core business activities and equipment.
than a plant air supplier to our customers - we are an operational partner.
UCA Brings Industrial Gas Company Expertise to Compressed Air Supply
Systems and their Operation
Every cryogenic air
separation facility has air compression and drying operations as
critical "front end" systems. The reliability and operational
flexibility of the entire air separation and purification system
depends upon ensuring reliable operation of these "front end" compression, drying, and impurity
The Industrial Gas Industry typically achieves 99.8% on-stream time
for air compressors, without
UCA incorporates this air separation plant engineering and operations experience
into the design, operation and maintenance of stand-alone dry
compressed air supply systems; while adding cost-effective redundancy and
the production rate flexibility needed to reliably deal with the demand
fluctuations of CDA users.
UCA dry compressed air
supply systems are designed around:
Quality equipment and component
Robust standards for the design of
controls, motors, electrical systems and cooling systems.
A design approach that focuses on
lowest energy cost coupled with system reliability, operability and
flexibility, plus ease of maintenance,
constructability, and longevity.
As a compressed air
supplier, UCA systems use the same proven techniques
employed in air
separation system design and operation:
Corporate safety standards and proven
industry practices assure safe and highly reliable
preventive and routine maintenance programs avoid unscheduled outages.
Remote monitoring and analysis
assist local operations personnel with
Automated call out systems alert
local, regional, and national backup and support personnel
to potential problems, assuring
rapid, targeted response to system warning messages and alarms.
Why Customers Choose UCA Air Supply Services
UCA is a partner
the scope of work definition is out of the way, conversations often
lead to how to optimize NPV evaluation, IRR, total evaluated costs, base facility
charges, financing costs, permits, etc. ?all typical conversation
in the air separation world.
UCA adapts to customer specifications, terms and conditions, site
construction and labor rules, cyber-security protocols, etc.
Customers trust that UCA equipment and component selection will be in
their best interest; reflecting careful assessment of what is
required to meet their current compressed air demand patterns and
their projections of future supply requirements in the most reliable manner.
Customers value UCA design and operating experience when working to
define solutions for their requirements (purchase specs, scope of work, etc.).
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Top class project engineering and operations ability
Proven, highly experienced technical experts from across the industry
UCA provides personal service, stands behind
its work, is more flexible and, more
UCA provides the best project which supports current and future
the lowest total cost through efficiency and reliability
UCA Delivers What is Needed, When Needed
Audit and assessment of current compressed air demand patterns and
future supply requirements
Compact, durable designs with good access for O&M;
with location and layout optimized
Projects executed on-time and under budget with minimal effort on
the part of the customer
Smooth transition from existing air system to the new air
Sound maintenance planning, rapid
troubleshooting, and response to emergencies, with prompt availability of
UCA will meet or exceed the established system reliability targets
UCA is Committed
UCA is committed to provide more service to our
customers than others think necessary; to care more for our customers,
employees and community than others think wise; and to be more technically
innovative than others think practical.
ke a change
for the better
Change to UCA