Atmospheric Gases: Nitrogen

Full range of cylinders, generators and on-site solutions to meet all volume and purity requirements
Leveraging the valuable properties of nitrogen gas across countless inerting, preserving, freezing and cutting applications
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From Cylinders and Dewars to Bulk Supplies

Nitrogen (N2) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic and almost totally inert gas. It is produced in high volumes at air separation plants. A second purification process may be necessary if very high purity levels are required. Membrane techniques can also be used to recover nitrogen in lower purities. Pressure swing adsorption (PSA) techniques are suited to medium-to-high purities.

Nitrogen has many different uses across a broad application spectrum. Due to its inert nature, one of the main use cases is blanketing, purging and sparging in the food and chemical industries. It can also be found in modified atmosphere packages (MAP) for foodstuffs. In liquid form, it is an agent to shock-freeze food, store biological material, perform cryosurgery and cryogenically grind plastics and rubbers, for instance.

In the semiconductor industry, nitrogen is used in large quantities as a purge and carrier gas. In electronics, it acts as an inerting agent for epitaxial reactors. It is also useful as a carrier, zero and balancing gas in laboratory analysis. Other common applications include heat treatment, the production of ammonia and fire extinguishing.

We offer the full range of cylinders and dewars in all sizes for gaseous and liquid nitrogen. Scaling up, our bulk gas and liquid delivery systems also offer a full range of purities and nitrogen tank sizes to meet individual supply needs. Customers can also opt for our nitrogen generators or on-site solutions.

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