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Focus 15/07/2024

The Impact of Nitrogen Generators in the Industrial Sector

The nitrogen generator market is rapidly growing, projected to reach a value of $8.3 billion by 2026, according to a recent report by Global Market Insights. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for nitrogen in various industrial sectors, including food and beverage, metalworking, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. Sustainability is becoming a key focus in this growth, with on-site plant manufacturers, especially Claind, developing more energy-efficient nitrogen generators, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving the environmental impact of various processes.

Applications of Nitrogen

The applications of nitrogen are continually expanding. Nitrogen is used to create inert atmospheres, preventing fires and minimizing oxidative processes. It is increasingly used in the food and beverage industry to preserve food and extend the shelf life of products. Additionally, being a dry gas free of contaminants, nitrogen is suitable for processes that require the absence of moisture or hydrocarbons.

Common Problems in Industrial Production

Oxidation is a major problem that can compromise the quality of industrial products. The presence of oxygen can cause undesirable chemical reactions, altering the properties of the product and reducing its lifespan, strength, or surface quality. Contamination by impurities, moisture, and foreign particles can negatively affect product quality, compromising purity and homogeneity. Safety is another key concern, as handling flammable and reactive materials poses significant risks.

Claind Solutions: Nitrogen Generators

With over 40 years of industry experience, Claind has developed a range of nitrogen generators designed to meet industrial needs. Claind generators offer numerous advantages, including:

Inertization of Production and Storage Processes:

  • The PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology allows the production of high-purity nitrogen directly at the production site, eliminating oxygen and preventing oxidation.

Reduction of Contaminations:

  • The molecular sieves, the core of the generators, adsorb unwanted gases (O2, CO2, etc.), minimizing impurities and ensuring that the produced nitrogen is free of particles and contaminants.

Improvement of Safety:

  • On-site nitrogen production eliminates the need to transport and store pressurized gas cylinders or to pour liquid nitrogen into tanks, reducing risks associated with handling hazardous materials.

Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction:

  • The PSA technology developed by Claind has reduced compressed air consumption and adjusts nitrogen production based on actual consumption, reducing energy consumption and operational costs.

Benefits of On-Site Nitrogen Production

On-site nitrogen generators offer numerous benefits compared to traditional gas supply methods in cylinders or liquid form:

Autonomy and Continuous Production:

  • They ensure a continuous gas supply, eliminating production delays caused by the need to replace depleted gas cylinders.

Rapid Payback:

  • The initial investment is quickly recovered through savings from the lower cost of nitrogen supply.

Ease of Use and Maintenance:

  • Generators are easy to use as they operate automatically, and the digital control/communication system makes the process manageable from the production management system. Additionally, being a passive system, maintenance is minimal.

Environmental Sustainability:

  • On-site nitrogen production reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the need to transport gas over long distances.

Claind nitrogen generators offer an innovative and effective solution tailored to customer needs; companies can optimize their production processes and achieve new levels of quality and efficiency.





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