The air we breathe contains two gases that are extremely useful in industry: oxygen (about 21%) and nitrogen (about 78%).
Adding oxygen to certain processes enables better control of heating patterns, higher furnace efficiencies and reduction in particulate and emissions. It’s can also be used to enhance processes including gas welding, gas cutting, oxygen scarfing, flame cleaning, flame hardening and flame straightening.
Nitrogen gas is used for purposes ranging from inerting and purging, flushing and sterilizing and product transfer and packaging. Many such processes remove undesirable oxygen from a manufacturing process or environment, preventing oxidation that can damage metal parts and sensitive electronics. Nitrogen is also used in refining and gas separation processes.
Compared to the delivery of gas bottles of oxygen and nitrogen, in-house generation offers many key advantages. For example, it ensures continuous availability of oxygen and nitrogen, removing the risk of a production breakdown due to delivery issues or supplier shortages. It avoids the hassle of constant order processing for refills and delivery costs associated with bottled gases. It also eliminates the space and special handling requirements for full gas bottles in inventory and empty bottles awaiting pickup, refill and re-delivery.
Since oxygen and nitrogen occur together in the air, they must be separated before they can be used. 360° Air Services offer a comprehensive range of oxygen and nitrogen generators along with all associated air treatment and equipment to achieve the required quality and purity for any application.
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