What are Nitrogen Generators and How Do They Work?
Nitrogen generators are large industrial machines that are capable of producing vast quantities of Nitrogen. The earlier method of nitrogen generation depended on gas cylinders but the modern machines have done away with this problem. These machines are also much more cost effective than gas cylinders. Some of the applications of Nitrogen include:
1. Filling the tires of certain types of automobiles and aircrafts
2. Nitrogen helps in preserving large quantities of packaged food
3. It is often placed near explosives to prevent them from detonating
4. It plays a major part in production and fabrication of electronic components
There are many unique features and qualities in nitrogen generators. Some of these are so advanced that they require hardly any maintenance once the installation is complete. Alarms and safety shut buttons are a common feature among most machines. The filters in these generators needs to cleaned and changed regularly to ensure longevity of the machine. Most corporations ensure that they are changed once every year for proper functioning. The oxygen sensors are changed about once in two years.
When it comes to nitrogen generation, the latest technology involves cryogenically using air distillation. This is the core process that is used to create Nitrogen. Air is first purified within the generator itself. Then a specialised cooling unit is employed to reduce its temperature. The this cooled air is run through a number of different filters to get the right concentration of Nitrogen. The air gets purified and starts cooling down even more. This is essential to extract the maximum amount of Nitrogen. Finally the air is cooled down to such an extent that it becomes into a liquid form. In the liquid state, nitrogen is much lighter than oxygen. This ensures that it floats up on top of the oxygen layer and is easier to extract from the mixture.
The most innovative part about the process is that it allows the latest generators to run themselves without any external help. The need for very low temperatures inside the generator ensures that there are no problems with this. It puts a bit of the Nitrogen into the newly produced liquid Nitrogen.
Calibration and installation of these machines is also quite simple. Since very little external help is required, the machine has been a favourite with large plants. There is ale not much maintenance required which makes it much easier as costs are reduced. Nitrogen has a lot of uses in various applications also. There is no need to hire a number of extra employees either. Before making a purchase though, it is important to go through the compressor ratings in order to ensure that the right quantity of Nitrogen will be produced by the machine. All these factors have ensured that the new design of Nitrogen generators are here to stay. They are much more beneficial than the previous technology and provide a great way to produce Nitrogen. Nitrogen generation has never been easier and this why companies are queuing up to buy this awesome new machine.