Advantages of On Site Gas Generation
- Due to the significant increase to the price of importing gases, generating nitrogen on-site has become more practical and cost effective for many businesses.
- Nitrogen generators allow for a self-sufficient, continuous supply of nitrogen, without the need to order in bottles & tanks at a premium price with potentially unreliable supply. This ensures downtime is limited, allowing operations to run smoothly.
- The installation process is simple, often within the existing compressed air system, with a return on investment targeted around 2 years or less.
- The key purpose of nitrogen is preventing oxidation - this occurs fast in explosions & fire, or slowly in a rotting process and the corrosion of metals.
- On-site nitrogen generators are broken down into two technologies: Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) and Membrane Technology.
- Dry compressed air contains mainly 78% N2 (nitrogen) and 21% O2 (oxygen). The oxygen causes problems such as the risk of fire, explosions, rotting of produce and corrosion of some metals. This is due to oxygen being highly reactive and supporting life.
- Nitrogen is an inert gas used to stop this oxidation process.
- On-site oxygen generators can be split into two different applications; firstly to supply oxygen enriched atmospheres to creatures, such as fish farms. Secondly to environments where an oxidation process is strengthened and therefore accelerated, for example waste water companies.
- The oxygen generation takes place on-site by the oxygen generators; PPOG, which stands for Pneumatech PSA oxygen generators.
- Typical areas of application include; medical environments, military services, veterinary practices, fish farms, wastewater treatments etc...