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Welding with the protective gas Corgon2.

Welding with the protective gas Corgon2 from Linde.

Untermaubach oxygen plant, approx. 1920

Untermaubach oxygen plant (west of Cologne, approx. 1920).

Tractor production at Güldner Motoren-Gesellschaft mbH.

Tractor production at Güldner Motoren-Gesellschaft mbH.

The world’s largest air fractionators

n 2000, the four largest air fractionators in the world entered operation in a factory that Linde built in the Gulf of Mexico. The plant provides nitrogen for the oil extraction process in the Cantarell Oil fields of the national Petroleos Mexicanos Coportivo (Pemex).

The world’s first apparatus for the production of inert gases

The world’s first apparatus for the production of inert gases (oxygen-argon unit, 1913).

The Trail H2 in front of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf

The Trail H2 in front of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf

The testing station for refrigeration machines built in Munich in 1888.

The testing station for refrigeration machines built in Munich in 1888, where the first trials in air liquefaction took place. In the foreground are two small air liquefiers.

The Scholven ethylene plant

The Scholven ethylene plant after completion in the late 1960s.

The refrigerated display case plant in Mainz-Kostheim in the 1960s

The refrigerated display case plant in Mainz-Kostheim in the 1960s

The oxygen machinery assembly hall in Berlin-Britz...

Paulus Heylandt (right) and his employee Michael Laschin are pictured in the oxygen machinery assembly hall in Berlin-Britz

The Linde cold storage building in Munich (approx. 1938).

The Linde cold storage building in Munich (approx. 1938).

The Linde Air Products plant in Buffalo (1910)

A look inside the Linde Air Products plant in Buffalo (1910) - the first oxygen plant in the US.

The largest natural gas liquefaction plant in Europe

Commissioned by the Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil ASA we have built the largest natural gas liquefaction plant in Europe on the island of Melkøya off Hammerfest. The plant came into operation in 2008 and has a production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per annum from the Barents Sea.

The first supervisory board of the "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" ...

The first supervisory board of the "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" Top: Chairman Karl Lang; below from left: Carl Sedlmayr, Georg Krauss, Heinrich von Buz and Gustav Jung.

The first Linde refrigeration machine ever sold

The first Linde refrigeration machine ever sold, an improvement on the original model from 1873, started up in 1877 at the Dreher Brewery in Trieste ( Italy).

The development of gas companies outside Europe began in 1968

The development of gas companies outside Europe began in 1968. Pictured here: transporting liquefied gases in Brazil.

The "Hubtrac" was the first Linde forklift truck

The "Hubtrac" was the first Linde forklift truck; and was built from 1959 to 1969.

The "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" Supervisory Board in 1932 ...

The Supervisory Board of the "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" in 1932, with Carl von Linde (centre) at the age of 90.

Test run of the "Heylandt" rocket car at Tempelhof Field in Berlin, 1920s. ...

Test run of the "Heylandt" rocket car at Tempelhof Field in Berlin, 1920s. Standing at the cockpit is Paulus Heylandt.

Supply with gases

Our dense production, sales and distribution network guarantees a quick, safe and economical supply of our customers, ranging from a small 1 litre pressurized gas can to a 75,000-litre-liquid tank.

Steam reformer

Steam reformer are used to reform light hydrocarbons, such as natural gas, using steam in a cracking furnace. This produces a gas mixture containing hydrogen, which is used for chemical syntheses and to obtain hydrogen.

Sketches and notes from Carl von Linde's early lecture drafts

Sketches and notes from Carl von Linde's early lecture drafts... Sketches and notes from Carl von Linde's early lecture drafts when he served as a instructor (1868-1879) at the Polytechnic School in Munich (today Technical University Munich).

Sketch of the first air liquefaction plant from 1895.

Sketch of the first air liquefaction plant from 1895.

Rudolf Wucherer.

Rudolf Wucherer, chairman of the Executive Board from 1952 to 1954.

Rudolf Diesel, Moritz Schröter and Heinrich von Buz...

From left to right: Rudolf Diesel, Moritz Schröter and Heinrich von Buz at the presentation of the diesel engine in Kassel (1897).

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle

Principle of the "Güldner-Hydro-Stabil" compact hydrostatic drive.

Principle of the "Güldner-Hydro-Stabil" compact hydrostatic drive: A= drive shaft; B= adjusting lever; C= cylinder block; D= hydraulic motor; E= drive shaft; V, O, R= possible adjusting lever positions.

Plant facilities in Höllriegelskreuth were rebuilt after Second World War …

Plant facilities in Höllriegelskreuth pictured after being bombed in the Second World War and after the reconstruction (approx. 1950).

Paulus Heylandt

Paulus Heylandt (left) in his Berlin laboratory, pictured in circa 1935. Front right is a cutaway model of the transport tank which he developed for liquid air.

On-the-spot know-how in large plant construction

Engineering know-how and on the spot expertise are essential in constructing large plant.

One of the first refrigeration machines, which had been installed at the D ...

One of the first refrigeration machines, which had been installed at the Dreherschen Brauerei (a Brewery) in Triest in 1877, functioned to the complete satisfaction of its owners till 1908. Today it is exposed in the Technical Museum in Vienna.

Natural gas plant transported by ship to Hammerfest

It weighs 35,000 tonnes and is bigger than a football field. The centerpiece of the largest natural gas liquefaction plant in Europe on its way from Cadiz in Spain to its destination, Hammerfest in Norway.

Mathias Fränkl.

Mathias Fränkl, founder of MAPAG.

Maschinenfabrik Sürth in 1920

Maschinenfabrik Sürth in 1920, when it was acquired by the Linde Company.

Liquid helium from Linde is also used in medical procedures.

Liquid helium from Linde is also used in medical procedures such as nuclear spin tomography.

Linde’s Höllriegelskreuth facilities in 1909.

The Linde plant facilities in Höllriegelskreuth in 1909.

Linde workers complete a coil-wound heat exchanger...

Linde workers put the finishing touches to a coil-wound heat exchanger for a natural gas liquefaction plant.

Linde Series 313 forklifts

Linde Series 313 forklifts were produced from 1967 to 1977.

Linde refrigeration machine from 1900

Technical improvement of Linde refrigeration machines is ongoing. A model from circa 1900 is pictured

Linde plant facilities in Höllriegelskreuth in 1929.

The Linde plant facilities in Höllriegelskreuth in 1929.

Linde LPG production plant in Norway

An innovative Linde plant technology on the west coast of Norway: The environmentally friendly fuel LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is produced in the natural gas plant in Kollsnes.

Linde household refrigerator (1950s)

Linde household refrigerator from the 1950s.

Linde air liquefaction plant at the Paris World’s Fair in 1900.

Linde air liquefaction plant at the Paris World’s Fair in 1900.

Leading in the hydrogen technology

Linde is the only company worldwide that designs, owns and operates hydrogen and synthesis gas plants using its own technology. Experience from its own plant operations flows into plant construction.

Japan’s first filling station for liquid hydrogen is in Tokyo

Japan’s first filling station for liquid hydrogen is in Tokyo - with storage and filling systems from Linde.

Inventor Paulus Heylandt built the first tank car for liquid oxygen ...

In 1900, inventor Paulus Heylandt built the first tank car for liquid oxygen, called the "Laubfrosch" or "Tree Frog".

Imperial patent from 1877 for the first refrigeration machine

Imperial patent for Carl von Linde for his first refrigeration machine (1877).

Hugo Güldner

Hugo Güldner, co-founder and namesake of Güldner Motoren-Gesellschaft mbH.

Horizontal two-stage ammonia compressor by Carl von Linde

Horizontal two-stage ammonia compressor by Carl von Linde, the traditional design for major refrigeration units (approx. 1900).

Höllriegelskreuth in the ethylene plant boom: Armin Dorner (center) explai ...

Höllriegelskreuth in the ethylene plant boom: Armin Dorner (center) explains a model of the Scholven, Germany ethylene plant to a delegation.

Helium from Linde

Helium is one of the most important noble gases and is used in a variety of industrial applications. As a result, global demand for helium is rising by around 5 percent a year.

Gustav Dalén

Gustav Dalén, an inventor/engineer like Carl von Linde, was president of AGA from 1909 to 1937.

Gerhard Full

Gerhard Full, President and CEO of the Executive Board from 1997 to 2003.

Gas application in the construction industry.

Gas application in the construction industry: Flame descaling with autogenous flame for finishing concrete surfaces.

Friedrich Schipper

Friedrich Schipper, Chairman of the Executive Board from 1890 to 1924.

Food & Beverages

Cooling of foodstuffs using liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide is a well-established technology that has been enhancing food processing for many years now.

Ethylene plant built by Linde

The Linde Engineering Division’s competence in the project development, planning and construction of turnkey plants is clearly demonstrated by the fact that there are more than 4,000 plants across the world built by Linde.

Erich Marx...

Portrait of Erich Marx from a product brochure for the Marx & Traube company (1932-1935).

Environmentally friendly dry-cleaning with carbon dioxide

Linde offers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional dry-cleaning methods under the brand name FRED BUTLER®. Instead of using the chlorinated hydrocarbon perchloroethylene (PER), which damages the environment and is dangerous to health, we use carbon dioxide liquefied under pressure together with special detergents.

Dr. Richard Linde at the age of 53...

Dr. Richard Linde pictured in 1929 at the age of 53.

Dr. rer. pol. Hans Meinhardt

Dr. rer. pol. Hans Meinhardt, President and CEO of the Executive Board from 1976 to 1997; chairman of the Supervisory Board from 1997 to 2003.

Dr. Johannes Wucherer.

Dr. Johannes Wucherer, chairman of the Executive Board from 1961 to 1972.

Dr. Hugo Ombeck

Dr. Hugo Ombeck, chairman of the Executive Board from 1954 to 1961.

Dr. Hermann Linde

The third generation of the Linde family to sit on the Linde AG Executive Board: Dr. Hermann Linde was speaker of the Executive Board between 1972 and 1976.

Dr. Friedrich Linde.

Dr. Friedrich Linde, Chairman of the Executive Board from 1924 to 1946.

Cecil Lightfood.

Cecil Lightfood, head of Linde Air Products (USA).

Carl von Linde (seated, 2nd from right) with his family...

Carl von Linde (seated, 2nd from right) with his sons and daughters and their spouses.

Carl von Linde in 1925, at the age of 83.

Carl von Linde in 1925, at the age of 83.

Carl von Linde (around 1880)

Carl von Linde (around 1880)

Carl von Linde (1868)

Carl von Linde 1868 as assistant professor at the newly founded Polytechnic School in Munich (now TUM).

Carl von Linde

Carl von Linde (front left) appraises the building site for the Deutsches Museum in Munich together with the architects and members of the building committee (approx. 1910).

Brewery’s fermentation cellar with natural convection cooling.

Fermentation cellar of a brewery with natural convection cooling.

An 1883 refrigeration machine for the Wiesbaden slaughterhouse

In 1883 the "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" equipped the Wiesbaden slaughterhouse with a refrigeration machine.

A technical drawing of the first device for producing clear ice.

The first device for producing clear ice.

A small air liquefaction plant demonstrated by Linde in 1896.

A small air liquefaction plant by Linde was showcased at the Bavarian Industrial and Commercial Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, as early as 1896.

A plant for chilling food and producing ice, in 1892.

In 1892 the "Gesellschaft für Linde's Eismaschinen" opened a large plant for chilling food and producing ice.

A manmade ice rink with Linde cooling was displayed at the Bavarian Indust ...

A manmade ice rink with Linde cooling was displayed at the Bavarian Industry and Trade Exhibition in Nuremberg.

A look inside the Höllriegelskreuth engineering office in 1910.

A look inside the engineering office in Höllriegelskreuth from 1910, where additional uses for the air liquefaction process (rectification) were being tested.

A Güldner Hydrocar tows an air force plane.

A Güldner Hydrocar tows an air force plane. These vehicles were built from 1958 to 1965 in Aschaffenburg.

8) Industrial plant by night

Oberhausen, Germany

7) Europe's largest LNG plant build by Linde Engineering

Melkoya, Hammerfest, Norway

6) HyCO plant (steamreformer)

Kazincbarcika, Hungary

5) Cylinder caps

Gas cylinders on stock

4) Air separation plant

Gases production centre in Leuna, Germany

3) Linde Hydrogen Centre

Unterschleissheim, Germany

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