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Argon vs. Nitrogen Purging for Atmospheric Inerting

March 31, 2020

The manufacture and storage of electronics, chemicals, and moisture-sensitive materials frequently require the use of an inert environment. The presence of atmospheric air within these processes will cause damage and diminish their useful lifespans due to the corrosive effects of oxygen, moisture, and other suspended impurities. An industrial solution to this problem involves the use…
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Nitrogen Quenching – What Is Gas Quenching

March 10, 2020

Quenching is a very common technique used in the heat-treating process for steel. The quenching process helps to prevent low-temperature processes like phase transformation by shortening the thermodynamic and kinetic windows for these reactions. Quenching is frequently used to increase subject hardness by reducing the crystal grain size of plastic and metallic materials. What Is…
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Nitrogen Annealing – Purpose, Uses, Normalizing Difference

February 26, 2020

Your metal components are typically suited for a specific use. Whether they’re used in your manufacturing process or for end-user products, your metals will perform best when they meet certain standards for hardness, ductility, machinability. Depending on your application, nitrogen annealing may be the best process for creating the perfectly suited metal. What Is Annealing?…
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Nitrogen Blanketing and Padding for Tanks, Transformers & More

January 28, 2020

Elemental nitrogen is one of nature’s most abundant chemical substances accounting for a significant portion of air. Gaseous nitrogen has found countless applications in industrial manufacturing processes including beverage preparation, fertilizer manufacturing, pharmaceutics, oil and gas recovery, and electronics production. Further, numerous industrial production methods use volatile chemicals that pose safety hazards if improperly handled.…
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Nitrogen for Wine Sparging, Bottling and Blanketing

January 14, 2020

The process of winemaking requires adherence to delicately balanced techniques to obtain wines of the highest possible quality. As with any other beverage-making process, winemakers must contend with biological and chemical processes that may taint the winery’s production. Bacterial contamination and chemical oxidation are the most crucial points of friction in wine production. Oxidation and…
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Nitrogen Gas Safety Precautions – Is Nitrogen Dangerous?

October 08, 2019

The use of gaseous nitrogen has become almost indispensable in numerous industrial manufacturing and transport processes. The inert nature of this gaseous element makes it ideal for use in processes where process–driver side reactions may cause alterations to the final products. While the uses of gaseous nitrogen are countless, it must be handled in accordance…
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What is Gas Flaring? – Why is It Done & Viable Alternatives

September 24, 2019

Flare gas is a byproduct of numerous industrial processes including oil and gas recovery, petrochemical process, landfill gas production, and wastewater treatment. Although in large quantities it might be economically viable to employ the use of flare gas in heat and electricity production, in some cases flare gas may not be a cost-effective decision to…
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Landfill Gas to Energy Systems – How Does Landfill Gas Collection Work?

September 10, 2019

The need for renewable sources of energy has necessitated the exploration of various methods of power generation. Conversion of gaseous effluents from a landfill site to usable energy is an environmentally friendly means of achieving climate change goals. This article will explain the vital question renewable energy enthusiasts ask: how does landfill gas work? What…
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Safer Flights with Aircraft Nitrogen Generating Systems for Fuel Tanks

August 20, 2019

Safety and reliability of aircraft components and systems are critical in the aviation industry. Fires are hazardous in all sections of an aircraft, particularly in tanks containing jet fuel. The catastrophic TWA Flight 800 accident of 1996, which killed all 230 passengers including service crew, was linked to an electric spark in one of the…
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What Is Coal Bed Methane? – CBM Extraction Methods

August 06, 2019

Coal bed methane (CBM), an important unconventional gas occurring naturally in coal beds, is increasingly being used for industrial and utility purposes. Learn what coal bed methane is, its unique gas composition, physical properties, and uses and explore the most prominent coal bed methane extraction processes. What Is Coal Bed Methane? Coal bed methane (CBM)…
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