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On-Demand nitrogen saves time and money while keeping a water treatment facility safe

November 4, 2020

Digester systems play a massive role in large wastewater plants. Anaerobic digestion breaks down organic waste turning sewage sludge into a methane-gas that can produce energy. However, this gas is highly volatile, so its maintenance, handling, and processing have to use an inert gas like nitrogen to prevent incidents and reduce hazards.

In this wastewater treatment plant in Atlanta, they needed 240,000 cubic feet of nitrogen to properly execute maintenance operations. Time being of the essence, they looked for several solutions. Still, bulk deliveries of nitrogen gas were not cutting it. Logistical and space complications, as well as scheduling difficulties, made them turn to a better solution.

With our NGM7+ On-site nitrogen generation, we could fit the equivalent of almost seven 4,000 Gal nitrogen bulk trucks in a single 53’ trailer package. We provided a total solution visualization to make sure spacing, docking, and connections came through in a smooth operation that went according to plan.

In less than 40 hours of practical operation, the customer could finish their service on the Wastewater treatment plant. The advantages of having an on-demand generation system went beyond control and safety. It helped them be more agile in their maintenances, and they even kept the generator for an extra period to purge and inert the entire piping of the facility. 

Nitrogen when you want it, how you want it, on-site and on-demand.

At Atlas Copco, we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. 

Great ideas reinforce sustainable development. At Atlas Copco Specialty Rental, we team up with our customers to set up state-of-the-art temporary air, flow, steam and nitrogen solutions. Our passionate experts have extensive application and equipment knowledge. We understand our customers' needs and can provide a total solution for any industry, no matter if it is for emergencies or planned projects. We are a division of the Power Technique business area, headquartered in Boom, Belgium and offer specialty rental solutions under several brands around the globe.