Nitrogen gas (N2) is used in a variety of industrial applications such as:

  • Purging or testing of tanks and vessels
  • Solvent blanketing
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Storage of perishables
  • Electronic component storage and manufacture
  • Analytical equipment purge
  • Carburizing, hardening, sintering, annealing
  • Sparging and mixing
  • Chemical transferring

Historically, this Nitrogen has been supplied by the way of cryogenic processes either at a local or remote gas separation plant. 

However, N2 generator technology has developed over the past 15 years to pave the way for cost-effective and efficient gas generation products.

Nitrogen Generators allow you to:

  • Eliminate all the inconveniences and costs of cylinder gas supplies and dependence on outside vendors
  • No need to buy and store excessive reserves to protect yourself from late deliveries, transportation interruptions, or periods of tight supplies
  • Offer long term cost stability by eliminating uncontrollable vendor price increases, contract negotiations, long term commitments, and tank rentals
  • Eliminate the hassles of changing dangerous, high pressure cylinders, and interruption of gas supplies are completely eliminated
  • Control your own supply by providing the volume and purity required

Balston Nitrogen Generation Systems utilize the most advanced hollow fiber membrane or Pressure Swing Adsorption technology available and offer a less expensive, more efficient and reliable alternative to nitrogen gas cylinders, Dewars and bulk nitrogen.

Balston Membrane Nitrogen Generators produce up to 99.5% pure, commercially sterile nitrogen at dewpoints to -58°F (-50°C) from a compressed air supply. All systems include a 0.01 micron membrane filter which ensures the nitrogen is completely free of suspended impurities.

Balston PSA Nitrogen Generators produce up to 99.95% pure, compressed nitrogen at dewpoints to -70°F (-56 °C) from nearly any compressed air supply.

Both N2 generator types are designed to continually transform standard compressed air into nitrogen at safe, regulated pressures without operator attention.

For applications requiring monitoring and controlling, many models include an oxygen monitor which offers LED readouts and remote alarm or chart recorder capabilities.  An audible alarm signals high or low oxygen concentrations (determined by the application). The oxygen monitor is supplied with alarm relay outputs which may be used to signal a remote alarm, open a backup supply or the process stream, or close the process flow.

Membrane Nitrogen Generation technology has also evolved to provide a cost effective means of N2 gas generation for the automotive industry for tire inflation.  A specific product line has also been created to service this market segment.

For further information regarding Nitrogen Generators or Nitrogen Tire Inflation, please contact us!

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