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Nitrogen Generators for Stored Grain Fumigation

Onsite Nitrogen Generators: A Safe and Effective Solution for Stored Grain Fumigation

Fumigation has long been the go-to solution for stored grain pest control but many companies don’t realize there is a safe and effective alternative that does not require dangerous gas or harsh chemicals. Onsite nitrogen generators are revolutionary machines that can generate nitrogen gas on demand, producing enough to safely fumigate a facility with minimal effort and operational cost. Through this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of onsite nitrogen generators as a solution for stored grain fumigation.

What Is Stored Grain Fumigation?

Stored grain fumigation is the process of applying a toxic gas to kill or prevent the infestation of insects and other pests in grain silos. Pests can cause significant losses in grain quality and quantity, as well as pose health and environmental risks. Stored grain fumigation can help you:

  • Preserve the quality and safety of your grain
  • Meet the phytosanitary standards of export markets
  • Prevent the spread of diseases and toxins
  • Reduce the risk of fire and explosion

However, not all fumigants are created equal. Some of the commonly used fumigants, such as phosphine and methyl bromide, have serious drawbacks, such as:

  • They are hazardous to human health and the environment
  • They can leave residues on grain that may affect its quality and marketability
  • They can cause corrosion and damage to storage structures and equipment
  • They can induce resistance in pests, reducing their effectiveness over time
  • They require strict safety measures and regulations for handling, storage, and application

That’s why businesses in the grain industry need a safer, more effective, and more sustainable alternative to conventional fumigants. And that’s where onsite nitrogen generators come in.

How Do Onsite Nitrogen Generators Work for Stored Grain Fumigation?

Onsite nitrogen generators is equipment that produce nitrogen gas from ambient air by using  membrane or pressure swing adsorption technology. Nitrogen gas is an inert gas that constitutes 78% of the air we breathe. It is not toxic, flammable or reactive and it does not leave any residue on the grain.

Onsite nitrogen generating system work by displacing oxygen in a sealed silo, creating a controlled atmosphere (CA) that suffocates and kills insects and other pests. The oxygen level required to achieve complete pest control depends on the type and life stage of the pest, the temperature and humidity of the grain and the duration of exposure. Generally, oxygen levels below 1% are lethal to most pests within a few days.

Nitrogen generating systems can be mounted on a mobile truck or trailer for easy transport and operation. They are connected to an air compressor that provides the compressed air supply necessary to feed the nitrogen generator and produce nitrogen. A nitrogen hose or pipe then delivers the nitrogen gas into the silo. The silo must be equipped with a gas-tight seal and a pressure relief valve to prevent over-pressurization.

Also Read: How to Select the Right Nitrogen Generator for Your Facility

What Are the Benefits of Onsite Nitrogen Generators for Stored Grain Fumigation?

Onsite nitrogen generators offer several benefits over conventional fumigants, such as:

  • They are safe for humans, animals, and plants
  • They do not affect the flavor, color, or nutritional value of the grain
  • They do not require any ventilation or degassing before the grain can be marketed
  • They do not pose any risk of resistance development in pests
  • They do not damage or corrode storage structures and equipment
  • They can be used for organic grain production

Get an Onsite Nitrogen Generator for Stored Grain Fumigation

If you are interested in using onsite nitrogen generators for your stored grain fumigation, you need a reliable partner who can provide you with the best equipment, service, and support. That’s why you should contact Advanced Gas Technologies.

Advanced Gas Technologies is a leading provider of onsite nitrogen generators for fumigation applications. We have over 25 years of experience in designing, installing, and servicing onsite nitrogen generators for various industries. We offer:

Don’t let pests ruin your stored grain. Protect your grain with on-site nitrogen generators and enjoy the benefits of a safe, effective, and sustainable fumigation method. Contact us today and get a free quote for your onsite nitrogen generator.

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