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Containerized Nitrogen Generating Systems

Nitrogen is an essential gas for many industries, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right nitrogen generating system for your specific requirements, especially if your operations have space constraints or mobile nitrogen requirements. That's where containerized nitrogen generating systems come in. These systems are custom engineered to meet the specific needs of your  application. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using containerized nitrogen generating systems and provide some tips on how to choose the right system for your business.

What Is a Containerized Nitrogen Generator?

Containerized nitrogen generating systems are self-contained, turn-key “ plug and play” systems that produce nitrogen on site. They are designed for applications where a constant, reliable supply of nitrogen is needed, but where using traditional gas cylinders or bulk liquid nitrogen tanks is not possible or practical.

Containerized nitrogen generators come in a wide variety of sizes and configurations to meet the specific needs of the application. And because they generate nitrogen gas from the air around us, they are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.

How Does a Containerized Nitrogen Generator Work?

Containerized nitrogen generators use pressure swing adsorption (PSA) or membrane type nitrogen generators to separate nitrogen molecules from the other gases in the ambient air we breathe. Air is first compressed and then passed through a bed of adsorbent desiccant material called CMS or a semi-permeable membrane. The CMS material or membranes selectively separate the oxygen molecules out of ambient air, leaving nitrogen to flow through to the process point of use.

Benefits of Containerized Nitrogen Generators

Containerized nitrogen generators provide a number of benefits that traditional nitrogen generation systems don’t offer. Following are some of the benefits:

Easy Installation

One of the most important benefits of containerized nitrogen generators is that they are much easier to install. Containerized nitrogen generators can be quickly and easily set up, without the need for housing the system in existing buildings infrastructure.  Because the systems have all required electrical and mechanical interconnection of components completed there is usually only a single point electrical connection in and a nitrogen connection out of the container. They are truly “plug and play” systems.

Cost-Effective and Efficient

As with standard fixed location onsite nitrogen generating systems, containerized nitrogen generating systems will supply a continuous stream of nitrogen as required on demand at a lower cost than buying nitrogen from traditional nitrogen suppliers. They reduce the amount of energy that is required to generate nitrogen and as a result containerized nitrogen generators can provide substantial savings in both energy costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Fully Automatic Unattended Operation

One of the biggest advantages is that they are fully automatic and unattended, meaning that once they are installed, there is no need for someone to be present to monitor or operate them. This can save businesses a lot of money in labour costs, as well as freeing up staff for other tasks.

Convenient Storage and Mobility

Given containerized nitrogen generating systems are self-contained and fully sheltered from the weather these systems are easy to store wherever space is available when not in use.  In addition, containerized nitrogen generators are easy to transport which means they are highly mobile and can be transported from jobsite to jobsite as required.

Maintainability, Flexibility & High Reliability

Given containerized nitrogen generating systems are custom designed they are designed for easy maintenance accessibility when maintenance is required. They can also be designed to provide different nitrogen flows and purities if this flexibility is required. Containerized nitrogen generators are also very reliable, with few moving parts that can break down or require maintenance. They are designed to operate 24/7.

Applications of Containerized Nitrogen Generators

Containerized nitrogen generators can be used in a wide variety of industries including, but not limited to:

  • Petrochemical Industries
  • Laser Cutting
  • Refineries
  • Cylinder Filling
  • Food Packaging
  • Marine Applications
  • Chemical and Flammable Liquids Tank Blanketing
  • Oil and Gas Industry Applications
  • Pipeline Purging

Containerized Nitrogen Generating Systems By Advanced Gas Technologies

Advanced Gas Technologies Inc. has been designing, assembling, marketing, installing, and maintaining industrial gas generating systems and engineered compressor systems throughout North America since 1994. Over the years we have helped our clients reduce their industrial nitrogen and oxygen costs by utilizing leading edge technologies such as on-site nitrogen and oxygen generating systems.

We specialize in providing state of the art PSA and membrane nitrogen gas generator technology for a variety of business sectors. We can custom design and supply turnkey systems specific to your application and also provide installation and maintenance services. Contact us today to learn more.

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