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Nitrogen is an incredibly useful gas for us across many different business sectors due to its odourless and non-reactive properties. But, did you know that there are countless uses of nitrogen in the oil and gas industry? 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.
The versatility and widely beneficial properties that nitrogen gas has makes it suitable for a wide range of uses. In comparison to purchasing nitrogen from a supplier, there is a vast range of benefits to producing your own nitrogen within your own premises. In this blog, we are going to discuss the three main benefits of producing nitrogen onsite, specifically using nitrogen generators for oil and gas applications.
Safety is Paramount
Increase Production: Reduce Downtime
Easy to Move or Expand
In industry, safety is always a top priority and is especially so In the oil and gas industry. 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.
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 and 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.
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.
We hope you now better understand the use of nitrogen in the oil and gas industry and how it can be of benefit to your business as a result. With our nitrogen generators for oil and gas applications, you can cut out the middleman and produce your own for greater safety, convenience and ease.
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 are entirely controlled by yourself.
Our expert team is on hand to help you design and install a nitrogen gas generator solution. Not only this, but Glaston also offers maintenance contracts, which we recommend should take place every six months. To find out more about nitrogen gas generators and the options available to you, contact us now and speak to a member of our helpful team.