For any enterprise in the U.K that depends on a compressed gas source to operate its equipment, on-site nitrogen generation is not only wise but also very economical approach for that business. So if you decide to take on this extremely imperative approach, the next thing to do is to find an appropriate size generator. This will help keep your business operational and to ensure that your venture experiences maximum benefits that is brought by nitrogen generation.
Seeking a professional supplier’s expertise will help you get a list of recommended nitrogen generators to work specifically for the tasks your business requires. To help with the selection, the following are factors you should consider:
Date of Expiry
If you are using high pressure cylinders, bulk liquid nitrogen, or liquid dewars, purchasing a nitrogen generator is best recommended. However, it is important that you remember when the contract expires since most enterprises have a contract of about 7 years with the supplier.
Is it high or low usage? This is a critical question that you should ask yourself or the supplier when you are choosing a source of nitrogen generation. Determine how many nitrogen cylinders whether high pressure, liquid dewars or bulk cylinders your business will need in an hour. Nitrogen generators are normally rated by standard cubic feet per hour (scfh) which your supplier will be willing to break it down for you in case you are unsure of the numbers.
You should know how much oxygen the nitrogen process tolerates. This can be done – again – by seeking professional advice or simply asking nitrogen users within your facility. The more oxygen you will be able to allow, the less you’ll have to spend on acquiring a generator; meaning there will be more savings.
Determine the actual pressure of the nitrogen you will be using. Most businesses regulate their pressure less than 100 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and at times even lower if they will be using it for blanketing. A high pressure cylinder is rated at a remarkable 2200 psig – mostly utilized by major companies in the U.K.
Availability of compressed air
If compressed air is available within your enterprise, you’ll have to know what the compressed air pressure is so that you choose nitrogen generators that best suit your company. You should also know whether or not the system has an air dryer. And if so, is it refrigerated or desiccant style.
Location of the generator
The location where you want to place the nitrogen generator is essential. If outside, know the ambient conditions that the generator will be exposed to. If indoors, know the minimum and maximum temperature in the area where the generator will be installed.
With the above factors on your finger tip, you are now ready to choose an appropriate generator to facilitate efficient nitrogen generation for you enterprise. There are also experts from many supply companies willing to help you in case you need all the necessary information to get you started with the installation.