A question often asked in the wine and grape industry is: which is
better for wine production, nitrogen or argon? Both are inert gases
at room temperature, and both are used for blanketing wine...
On December 6, 2016
During the winemaking process, it is critical that wine is
protected from contact with oxygen. The presence of oxygen promotes
the growth of yeast and aerobic bacteria, which can cause spoilage
On November 12, 2016
Very often we take for granted the gas that is being supplied to
our instruments, and that it will be of adequate purity and
pressure to support our needs. There are a number of factors that
On November 9, 2016
Argon and nitrogen are quite similar in inertness, but are vastly
different in cost, both economic and environmental. Argon, the
noble gas Argon is the most common gas in the atmosphere...
On September 15, 2016
Nitrogen is widely used in the plastics industry. Injection
molding, film extrusion, and gas assist injection molding all use
nitrogen because of its inertness and dryness. On site nitrogen is
On July 6, 2016
We often hear from customers that were not aware that they could
make their own nitrogen from compressed air. As more and more of us
are focused on our day to day activities, it is not at...
On June 16, 2016
An on-site nitrogen generator produces pure nitrogen from standard
compressed air, replacing the need for a delivered supply in the
form of high-pressure cylinders, liquid mini tanks or bulk...
On June 30, 2015
Today, the food industry faces demands for all types of produce,
from exotic tropical fruits to the staple diet of bread, rice and
potatoes, to be available all year round in “just...
On June 25, 2015
Many laboratories still use high-pressure gas cylinders to provide
gases for analytical equipment. The main reason for this dependence
on gas cylinders is that this is the way it has always been...
On June 23, 2015
Aluminum is a metal used often for its relative strength given its
light weight. When aluminum is cast, however, impurities known as
inclusions can create weak points in the product. There are...
On June 5, 2015
Chemical tanks are often “padded” or “blanketed” with nitrogen.
Nitrogen serves as an inert atmosphere that prevents oxidation of
the chemical to prevent fire or explosion. A popular and...
On June 5, 2015
Consistent quality and supply of purge gas is critical for the
proper operation of an FTIR spectrometer. Using an in-house gas
generator is the most reliable, safest and most economical method
On April 30, 2015
Generating nitrogen on-site for laser applications provides many
benefits including reduced costs, more stable supply, uninterrupted
production and improved safety. How a laser operates A laser is...
On April 28, 2015
The goal when running a gas chromatograph (GC) with a flame
ionization detector (FID) is to achieve as stable a baseline as
possible. The more the baseline can be differentiated from the
On March 19, 2015
On-site nitrogen generators are preferred over gas cylinders and
dewars for many applications in the food and beverage industry
including blanketing edible oils and packaging. Plants...
On September 17, 2014
Food suppliers are always seeking ways to extend shelf life.
Improved shelf life allows manufacturers to extend their
geographical reach and allows product to remain in stores and
On August 25, 2014
Depending on how your laboratory interfaces with the manufacturing
world, you may or may not have heard of “lean.” Originating in
Japan decades ago, “lean management” is an ongoing, holistic
On June 26, 2014
Mud logging is a process commonly used in the oil and gas industry
to monitor the physical characteristics and composition of rock
cutting obtained during the well drilling process. The...
On May 2, 2014
Marine drilling platforms are used to support offshore oil and gas
production equipment and are equipped with riser tensioner
cylinders that are supported by air-filled, high-pressure vessels
On May 1, 2014
Nitrogen gas injection for immiscible gas flooding is commonly used
in the oil and gas industry, and can improve oil recovery by
increasing reservoir pressure during the tertiary stage of
On April 30, 2014