Atlas Copco launches a full range of nitrogen and oxygen generators
April 2013, Wilrijk, Belgium – On Hannover Messe 2013, Atlas Copco presented 3 ranges of nitrogen and oxygen generators for on-site gas generation. With these innovative gas generators, companies can expand their existing compressed air installation to generate their own nitrogen and oxygen. An independent supply of on-site gas can realize significant economies of scale as well as save on operational costs. Atlas Copco’s new range of on-site gas generators are designed to meet the highest purity standards and run economically for both large and small applications.
Membrane nitrogen generators for easy, cost-efficient gas generation
Atlas Copco’s membrane nitrogen generator (the NGM) is, thanks to its high efficiency and reliability, ideal for applications such as fire prevention, tire inflation, tank and pipeline cleaning, and many other oil and gas, mining and marine applications. The NGM uses membrane air separation to produce nitrogen. A bundle of polymer fiber acts as a membrane that allows nitrogen to pass and other gases (like oxygen, water vapor and carbon dioxide) to permeate. Compressed air goes in at the inlet and enriched nitrogen comes out at the other end of your nitrogen generator. Membrane technology generates nitrogen with an adjustable purity and flows up to 500 m³/h.
PSA nitrogen generators for the highest purity
For those applications that demand high purities of nitrogen (up to 99,999%), the Nitrogen Generator (NGP) with PSA technology is the recommended solution. Based on the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology, carbon molecular sieves adsorb oxygen molecules from compressed air. The Nitrogen Generator has two connected towers that work together to produce an almost continuous flow of nitrogen gas. The result: nitrogen purity levels up to 99,999% for flows up to 1100 Nm³/h. Typical applications of the NGP are packaging, plastic molding, metallurgy, purging analyzers, electronics, fruit storage and food and beverage.
PSA oxygen generators for reliable, on-site oxygen
Oxygen is vital to processes in the medical world, in waste water treatment, fish farming and ozone production. The OGP oxygen generator also makes use of PSA technology, with zeolite pellets that act as adsorbent. The output is oxygen with an adjustable purity between 90% and 95%, at flows up to 200 Nm³/h.
On-site nitrogen and oxygen as part of a total solution
Atlas Copco now offers on-site gas generators which can be directly combined with an existing compressed air installation. With an independent supply of nitrogen and oxygen, companies can start saving on the operational and administrative costs of bulk and cylinder gas delivery. These 3 ranges of nitrogen and oxygen generators offer exactly the flows and purities that different industrial applications need. This way, Atlas Copco becomes a one-stop-shop for compressed air, gas and service.
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For further information please contact:
- Roel van den Heuvel, Product Manager Quality Air Solutions
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, vacuum pumps, gas generators, air treatment solutions and compressor controls and monitoring under several brands. In addition to serving a wide variety of industries, dedicated solutions are also available for marine, railway and oil and gas customers. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.