Nitrogen is a chemical element with the symbol N and atomic number of 7. Under normal conditions nitrogen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Nitrogen makes up around 78% of the air you breathe. Nitrogen is present in all living things, including the human body and plants. Nitrogen Gas is often used as an alternative to carbon dioxide for storing beer in pressurized kegs. The smaller bubbles it produces is preferred for some types of beer. Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, has an atmosphere nearly entirely made of nitrogen (over 98%). It is the only moon in our solar system known to have a dense atmosphere. Nitrogen is in a liquid state when at a very low temperature. Liquid nitrogen boils at 77 kelvin (−196 °C, −321 °F). It is easily transported and has many useful applications including storing items at cold temperatures, in the field of cryogenics (how materials behave at very low temperatures), as a computer coolant (a fluid used to prevent overheating), removing warts and much more. We provide packaging of Nitrogen Gas in Cylinders.
- Aerospace & Aircraft : Essential to the aerospace & aircraft industry, nitrogen is used in high Reynolds number wind tunnels, heat treating furnaces and autoclaves to help create incredibly strong but lightweight materials. Nitrogen is also used as an assist gas for laser cutting applications.
- Automotive & Transportation Equipment : Assembly plants, tier 1s and tier 2s use nitrogen in combination with other welding gases to weld auto parts, frames, mufflers and other components because of its ability to provide the necessary atmosphere needed to produce adequate welds with any material. It’s also an important safety component in airbags.
- Chemicals : Used as a pressurizing gas, nitrogen can help propel liquids through pipelines. It is also used to shield oxygen-sensitive materials from the air and to remove volatile organic chemicals from process streams.
- Energy : As an inert industrial gas, nitrogen is used as a blanketing agent to separate sensitive products and processes from air. It is also used as a purging agent in piping and equipment to prevent contamination.
- Food & Beverage : Nitrogen is a key cryogenic agent in cooling, chilling and food freezing. Because of its extremely cold temperatures, immersion freezing in liquid nitrogen is the fastest freezing method known for producing Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) foods. Nitrogen also plays a key role in reducing spoilage, discoloration and off–flavors, giving strength to retail packaging.
- Healthcare : Nitrogen NF is used as a cryogen to freeze and preserve blood, tissue, and other biological specimens, and to freeze and destroy diseased tissue in cryosurgery and dermatology. It is also used to power medical devices.
- Metal Production : A carrier and purge gas in steel production, nitrogen is used to prevent oxidation and is a key component in the heat-treating process.
- Oil & Gas : The oil and natural gas industry utilizes nitrogen to increase reservoir reserves and fracture hydrocarbon-bearing formations to significantly increase the production of oil and gas, and to improve operating efficiency.
- Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology : Gaseous nitrogen is commonly used for purging, pressure transferring, mixing and blanketing — protecting a process from moisture intrusion, oxidation, degradation and contamination. Cryogenic liquid nitrogen is used to control the temperature in reactor cooling applications and to preserve biological samples.
- Refining : An industrial gas used to blanket storage tanks and purge pipelines, nitrogen can also strip Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from chemical process streams and wastewater, and reduce VOC emissions.
- Welding & Metal Fabrication : In stainless steel tube welding, nitrogen is used as a purge gas. It is also used as an assist gas for laser cutting, and enhances plasma cutting.