Nitrogen makes up 78% of the air, by volume. It is obtained in a number of ways, we are mostly concerned with companies generating their own Nitrogen from compressed air as an alternative to expensive bottled nitrogen.
Around 45 million tonnes of Nitrogen is extracted each year from the air we breathe. Nitrogen gas is an industrial gas produced by mechanical means using gaseous air (pressurised reverse osmosis membrane or pressure swing adsorption). Nitrogen gas generators using membranes or pressure swing adsorption (PSA) are typically more cost and energy efficient than bulk delivered nitrogen.
Nitrogen gas is used in a number of industrial processes to provide an unreactive atmosphere. Oxidation thrives in environments that are high in oxygen, so a steady supply of nitrogen will prevent high-oxygen environments in industrial processes.
It is used in this way to preserve the freshness of packaged or bulk foods (by delaying rancidity and other forms of oxidative damage), and in the electronics industry during the production of electronics like transistors and diodes.
It is also used in laser equipment, especially for cutting metals. Other uses include the case-hardening of steel by nitriding or to inflate race car and aircraft tyres, reducing the problems caused by moisture and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
Nitrogen gas generators are based on compressed air equipment used in various applications and industries. With a nitrogen gas generator, companies can have a steady supply of the abundant gas resource and use it whenever necessary. The device works by either channeling compressed air through membranes and isolating almost 100% pure nitrogen in the process, or through Pressure Swing Absorption.
You can find a cost-effective solution and a reliable nitrogen supply by installing a nitrogen gas generator. Air Energy is a trusted source of the equipment, talk to us for an estimate of the fast payback and ROI. For over 23 years, we have been an Australian provider of quality compressed air equipment. See our options and call us today to learn more.