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3 Benefits of On-Site Nitrogen Generators in The Oil and Gas Industry

Nitrogen gas has countless uses in the oil and gas industry, this is due to its odourless and non-reactive properties. Nitrogen gas is used to move materials down pipelines at oil and gas refineries, to re-pressurise depleted oil wells and even used as a gas barrier to prevent explosions. Nitrogen can be generated onsite; using an onsite nitrogen generator can increase production and improve job-site safety.

In this blog we are going to discuss the 3 main benefits of producing nitrogen onsite, specifically in the oil and gas industry.

Safety is Paramount

In industry, safety is always a top priority: and in the oil and gas industry this is truer than ever. Safety concerns can be greatly decreased with the use of an onsite nitrogen generator. In situations where an inert atmosphere is necessary, onsite nitrogen generation can significantly increase safety. Onsite nitrogen generators eradicate the need for high pressure cylinders to be handled and stored: a massive benefit in a highly sensitive and dangerous environment.

Increase Production: Reduce Downtime

Being self-reliant in nitrogen gas production eliminates the unnecessary downtime waiting for nitrogen deliveries, the manpower needed to move and store the gas delivered, the admin and paperwork in ordering and paying for nitrogen gas.  By producing the gas onsite, not only are you improving production rates, but you are also eliminating the need for constant nitrogen gas tank deliveries.

Easy to Move or Expand

Probably the most important aspect of the design of nitrogen gas generators for the oil and gas industry is their transportability. This means that the machinery can be simply moved from location to location. It is important to note though, that there are also stationary generators available. In addition to a compressed air supply, nitrogen generators only require a simple electrical supply and with easy operation, the generators only need minimal maintenance. Nitrogen generators can be easily expanded or upgraded, allowing the equipment to grow with increasing demand.

Glaston Compressor Services is always available to discuss your nitrogen needs, specialising in tailored designs, installation and maintenance of nitrogen generators across countless different industries. Producing your own Nitrogen gas can save your company hundreds of pounds versus the traditional nitrogen gas cylinders. With onsite nitrogen generation, the purity and volume of gas generation is entirely controlled by yourself.

Glaston Compressor Services Ltd is also an expert in air compressor design and installation, securing themselves as the UK’s market leader in the field. Glaston is the authorised distributer of HPC KAESER air compressors in the UK.

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