January 14, 2021
Obviously, this type of investment only makes sense if a company requires nitrogen. But, as it turns out, the gas is needed just about everywhere, and it would almost be easier to mention the industries where it isn’t.
One of the reasons why nitrogen has so many uses – and one of its key benefits – is that it is an inert gas. That means it reacts poorly with other gases, and, as a result, prevents any type of oxidation. In addition, it is colorless and odorless.
This combination of characteristics makes it such a valuable commodity.
It should be noted that different uses may require different levels of purity. While extremely pure nitrogen may be needed for some applications, for example in the food and beverage industries or the pharmaceutical sector, the gas has to be a lot less pure for others, such as fire prevention.
This is another reason why investing in nitrogen generators makes sense because it allows the operator to control the purity level (as well as the amount and pressure) of the gas that has to be produced.
Ask an air system professional about how you can generate nitrogen in-house.