Gas Generation

Why Nitrogen Is Better than Argon for Wine Production

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

Vineyard Selects Nitrogen Gas Generator for Return on Investment and Ease of Use

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 and...
On November 12, 2016

Best Practices for Designing Your Laboratory Gas Delivery System

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 can have...
On November 9, 2016

Argon or Nitrogen. Which is Best for Your Application?

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

Using Nitrogen in the Plastics Industry

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 an...
On July 6, 2016

How Common is Nitrogen Generation?

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

Top Frequently Asked Questions About Nitrogen Generators

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

Modified Atmosphere Packaging with a Nitrogen Generator

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

The Hidden Costs of Gas Cylinders

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

On-Site Nitrogen Generation for Aluminum Degassing

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

How to Blanket a Chemical Tank Using a Nitrogen Generator

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

Best Source of Purge Gas for FTIR Spectroscopy

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 for...
On April 30, 2015

Reduce Laser Cutting Costs With On-Site Nitrogen Generation

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

Best Methods to Obtain Air for an FID

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 emerging...
On March 19, 2015

How to Select an On-Site Nitrogen Generator

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

Nitrogen: A Cost Effective Way to Extend Food Shelf Life

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 consumer's homes...
On August 25, 2014

Is Your Laboratory Lean?

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 approach...
On June 26, 2014

Mud Logging Gas Analysis: Using Hydrogen to Determine Total Organic Content of Samples

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

Using Nitrogen Instead of Air for Riser Tensioner Cylinders on Marine Drilling Platforms to Reduce Risk of Combustion

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 that...
On May 1, 2014

Nitrogen Gas Injection for Enhanced Oil Recovery

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 recovery....
On April 30, 2014