Whether your company is specialized in chemical manufacturing, electronics, laser cutting or food and beverage, a dependable supply of industrial gas is crucial. These cumbersome nitrogen cylinders take up a lot of floor space in your business, and because they are so heavy and contain gas under high pressure, they are a constant safety hazard. In addition, the rental/delivery service can be expensive, replacing tanks regularly results in downtime and additional labour costs, the gas company’s strict contracts can be a challenge…and the list goes on and on.
If any of the above problems sound familiar, you are not alone. Like many business owners and workers in similar situations, it may be time for you to consider on-site nitrogen production. The good news is that if you already have an air compressor, you are halfway there. All you need is a connected nitrogen production unit to produce your own nitrogen on-site!
Why buy nitrogen when you can generate your own?
Instant Supply of Nitrogen Between 95% and 99.999%
The generator separates air into component gases by passing inexpensive compressed air through semi permeable membranes consisting of bundles of individual hollow fibres. Each fibre has a perfectly circular cross-section and a uniform through its center. Because the fibres are so small, a large number of fibres can be packed into a limited space, providing an extremely large membrane surface area that can produce a relatively high-volume product stream.
Outstandingly Dry Nitrogen
Compressed air is introduced into the center of the fibres at one end of the module and contacts the membrane as it flows through the fibre bores. Oxygen, water vapour and other trace gases easily permeate the membrane fibre and are discharged through a permeate port while the nitrogen is contained within the membrane and flows through the outlet port. Since water vapour permeates through the membrane as well, the nitrogen gas stream is very dry, with dewpoints as low as -50°C (-58°F).