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Notification to Linde (Formerly Praxair) Users

Please note that Linde (formerly Praxair) is placing past due UC accounts on hold effective December 29th. Those users trying to purchase from Linde will need to use a University PCARD until all UCLA accounts are current. Linde is not under any existing UC contract currently, therefore Linde has not been honoring the UC Praxair contracted pricing and no surcharge\delivery policies after 03/31/2022. Please be advised that UC systemwide gas RFP is underway. In the interim, I would suggest you consider the alternative suppliers listed below:

UCLA Cylinder Management

Franco, Tony:
Ignacio, Peter:
555 Westwood Plaza, Level B
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361
Office (310) 206-6508


Kathleen Persiani
Airgas Customer Service – San Diego
(800) 224-7427


The UCLA Account Manager is Edgar Rojas.
(562) 522-9287

For orders or general questions, you can email our Long Beach facility at

2445 E South St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(626) 221-7621

For UCLA Resources:

Linde Invoice Resolution:
Pcard information:
Purchasing Related:

Going Forward:

  1. Please monitor your existing Linde orders to ensure the delivery is scheduled and confirmed.
  2. Please leave your option open to order from multiple suppliers
  3. Please be aware you will be required to utilize your department P-card for Linde orders going forward.
  4. Please try to avoid to use blanket purchase orders for Linde orders. If you choose to use blanket purchase orders, you MUST manage  your blanket orders with adequate fund source and charges to the blanket.

We are working diligently to resolve the I/Incomplete status invoicing issue and hope the credit hold will be removed in the near future. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the Linde orders. I can be reached at Please place “Linde” as the first word in the subject title so that I can prioritize your request first.


Clair Tsai
Commodity Manager
General Lab Supply and Fleet Vehicles