Nitrogen & Safety
Is nitrogen safe?
78.1% of the air we breathe is nitrogen. Nitrogen is a non-flammable, inert gas which does not support combustion, as oxygen does. Nitrogen will not cause any increased chance of an explosion or fire and in fact will help to prevent fire. Therefore, nitrogen is actually much safer than compressed air for virtually any application - and one reason why it is used by commercial aircraft and professional race teams around the world. It is obviously much ore expensive than air and as such is typically only used in critical applications.
Nitrogen which is a staple of the chemical industry. Because it is an inert gas, nitrogen is suitable for a wide range of applications covering various aspects of chemical manufacturing, processing, handling, and shipping. Nitrogen is an excellent blanketing and that enables the safe storage and use of flammable compounds, and can help prevent combustible dust explosions. It is, however, a significant asphyxiant and safety principles must be employed in its handling and use. If N2 is to be stored or worked on in a confined space without ventilation safety precautions need to be followed. We always install our generators in well ventilated areas as the compressor used to generate the air needs to exhaust air. If in doubt ask.
Liquid Nitrogen presents many hazards associated with storage and handling. We only deal with on site GAS N2 and so eliminate the risks and dangers of liquid nitrogen.
A correctly installed on site Nitrogen Generation unit with adequate ventilation represents a low potential safety hazard. All precautions must be taken to remain safe at work and at home.
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