What are nitrogen generators and how can they help your organisation?

Nitrogen Generator South Tek global

Nitrogen generators are stationary machines that can provide the end user with an unlimited amount of nitrogen over time. In this blog post we will explain what nitrogen generators are, how they work and how they could help your organization get the best nitrogen solution around.

Two types of nitrogen generators

Pressure swing absorption technology: We deploy two types of nitrogen generator technologies. The first of which is pressure swing adsorption technology. PSA nitrogen generators are machines that separate nitrogen gas from atmospheric air. They are used in various industries to produce nitrogen gas on-site, which can be used for a variety of purposes such as food packaging, laser cutting, and welding. PSA nitrogen generators offer a continuous flow of pure nitrogen right to your production floor. In this blog, we will walk you through the numerous benefits and applications.

Membrane Filtration Technology: The second type of nitrogen generators are known as membrane generators. These are machines that separates nitrogen gas from the air we breathe. It does this by using a special material called a hollow porous fibre. This fibre has tiny holes in it that allow nitrogen to pass through but keep other gases like oxygen and water vapor out. So, when air is pushed into the generator, the nitrogen is separated from the other gases and collected in a tank. We can then use this nitrogen for all sorts of things, such as making food packaging, cutting metal with lasers, and welding.

Advantages and applications of a South-Tek nitrogen generator

Productivity and efficiency: As the name implies, nitrogen generators will filter out the nitrogen from the intakes and deliver the user with high quality/purity nitrogen that can be used for various applications dependent on the end users’ needs. One of the main advantages of having a generator in your organization is the lack of turnover time. The user will no longer have to rely on external organizations to ship the nitrogen out.

One of our successfully installed generators in action.

Increased cost efficacy: When you buy nitrogen from an external supplier, you must pay for the nitrogen itself, as well as the cost of shipping and handling. These costs can add up over time, especially if you need a lot of nitrogen. With a nitrogen generator, you must only pay for the machine itself and the cost of electricity to run it. In addition, nitrogen generators are more efficient than buying nitrogen from an external supplier. When you buy nitrogen from an external supplier, you may end up wasting some of it. With a nitrogen generator, you can produce only the amount of nitrogen you need, when you need it. This means that you will not waste any nitrogen, which can save you money in the long run.

The applications: nitrogen gas is often used in food packaging to help keep food fresh for longer periods of time. It is also used in laser cutting to help prevent oxidation and to improve the quality of the cut. Nitrogen gas is also commonly used in beer to create a smooth and creamy texture. This method is preferred over traditional beer gas, which can be costly and require frequent replacement. To learn more please visit our food & beverage page. To receive pricing information please click on the link below. 


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