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Atlas Copco presents the next generation on-site nitrogen generators


April 2015, Antwerp, Belgium –Atlas Copco will soon release the NGP+, the improved on-site nitrogen generator with PSA technology. This generator can simply be plugged in to an existing compressed air network and produces nitrogen with purities of up to 99,999%. Combined with Atlas Copco’s newest compressors, an on-site nitrogen installation with NGP+ can offer significant benefits compared to nitrogen in bulk or cylinders.

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The new NGP+

On-site industrial gas generators offer a more sustainable and cost-efficient solution than gas delivered in cylinders or bulk liquid supply, which require transport, handling and resulting administration. A nitrogen generator such as the NGP+ simply plugs into an existing compressed air installation and offers an independent, reliable and flexible supply of nitrogen. Atlas Copco already offers a wide range of on-site gas solutions, but its new NGP+ sets new standards in efficiency. Bert Derom, Vice-president Marketing, comments: “An on-site nitrogen installation with NGP+ will dramatically increase our customer’s productivity and lower their energy consumption. The NGP+ is a pressure swing adsorption generator of the newest generation and when integrated in an energy-efficient compressed air network, it uses 50% less energy than the installations currently standard in the industry”.

Pressure Swing Adsorption for the highest purity

The NGP+ works with PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology: carbon molecular sieves (CMS) that adsorb oxygen molecules from compressed air. By using CMS of the highest quality and perfect tuning to the compressed air network, the NGP+ adsorbs more oxygen for the same input of compressed air. Its sensors and monitoring features ensure reliability, optimal performance and energy-efficiency. The NGP+ also comes with extensive features to easily adjust the nitrogen purity and pressure as well as remote monitoring. The NGP+ is available in flows from 1.6 to 172 l/s.

Full range of on-site gas solutions

Nitrogen separation

Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Technology

The NGP+ complements a full range of on-site gas solutions, including both nitrogen and oxygen generators. In nitrogen generators, both membrane and PSA technology are available and in both technologies, Atlas Copco offers low-investment entry models as well as high-end models that ensure the lowest energy cost. Especially for laser cutting and bottle filling applications, Atlas Copco will also launch a complete package with compressors, air treatment and nitrogen generators that delivers nitrogen at 350 bar.
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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

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, 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.