Nitrogen Membrane and PSA Generators herald simple strategies for supplying nitrogen gas to small to medium volume users with a revolutionary point-of-use solution. Nitrogen Generators can produce flow capacities that range from 4 SCFH to 1,100 SCFH, and can achieve purity levels from 95% to 99.999%.
NGM Nitrogen Membrane Generators are a unique, self-contained system that is simple to install in your air system pipeline.A Nitrogen Membrane has no switching valves to fail or complicated controllers to program thus, there is no need for electric power.
The NGP Nitrogen PSA Generators can achieve higher flow rates and greater purity.
Properties of Nitrogen
Nitrogen, or N2, comprises 78 percent of the air we breathe. In addition to air, nitrogen is found in the protein matter of all life forms and in many organic and inorganic compounds. It is colorless, tasteless, non-toxic, and can be a gas or a liquid depending on its temperature. It is a poor conductor of heat or electricity. Nitrogen is used anywhere you need to displace Oxygen (O2) to prevent oxidation, In addition, Nitrogen is inert so it will not burn or support combustion.
Typical applications within the Chemical, Food, Beverage, Paint, Coating,
Adhesive, Pharmaceutical, Analytical, and Surgical Tool industries
for Nitrogen gas involve:
Nitrogen Generators help reduce your plant’s cost of operation. Once inserted into your piping, our Nitrogen Generator becomes transparent to your operation. Eliminate the middle man and the need to rely on an outside source of nitrogen. Gone is the wasted real estate to house and store cylinders. Forget about having to constantly monitor your consumption so you don’t run out. Eliminate downtime caused by change-over delays. Gain back the wasted man-hours that result from moving them from your dock to the production floor and back.
Nitrogen Membrane Generators best serve markets where size, purity,
volume, and utility considerations intersect. Point-of-use applications
fed by high-pressure cylinders and insulated liquid Dewars are excellent
conversion opportunities. Customers who would benefit are users of
high-pressure Nitrogen Gas. These users are easily identified as they
house storage cylinders that may come in a multitude
of colors. Reasons that encourage converting to Nitrogen Membranes:
• Safety concerns (a sheared off valve at 2,640 PSI is a projectile that can pass through a 2 foot thick cinderblock wall)
• 330 cubic foot cylinders are most common and weigh approximately 165 lbs each. They are heavy, cumbersome, must be carefully stored, frequently handled, and often result in injuries to feet and backs of those people that have to move them
• Cylinder pressures will “equalize” to some usage pressure that will then render the remaining nitrogen (typically 19%) that you paid for useless…again and again
Nitrogen Generators are installed into standard compressed air systems with discharge pressures capabilities of up to 200 psig. Once in place, the Nitrogen Membrane Generators utilize technologically advanced hollow-fiber membrane bundles to selectively permeate the unwanted waste gases and produce the desired Nitrogen stream. In operation, compressed air enters the Generator housing and surrounds the hollow membrane fibers as it traverses the length of the proprietary helically wrapped membrane bundle. The selective permeation process then allows undesirable gas constituents found in ordinary compressed ambient air, to pass through the exterior surface of each specially coated fiber wall. The waste gas which is rich in oxygen, water vapor and carbon dioxide, then exits through the interior of each tubular membrane fiber structure and expands back to atmosphere.
The NGP nitrogen generator is perfect for applications such as food and beverage, metal processing, electronics, etc.