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In-House N2/O2 Generation pays Dividends

Feb 11 2019 Read 171 Times

Any company looking to invest in the latest high-purity, low-energy nitrogen and oxygen generators should look no further than the latest series from Hi-line Industries. Hi-line’s N2/O2  generators use simple Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology to help ensure there is no longer any reason to pay for bottled gas or bulk nitrogen/oxygen tanks ever again.

Some applications may only require a purity of only 98% or 95%. When Hi-line designs an N2 system, the cost of a 98% generator against a 99.99999% generator of the same flow is 10 times cheaper.

Hi-line N2 generators utilise completely different control technology to traditional PSA N2 generators. A variable speed type technology is used, where the generator only runs when the process is calling for N2, and when no N2 requirement is needed, the Hi-line generator goes on to stand-by. On start up, N2 at the exact purity required is delivered due to a buffer/polishing tank along with a high purity storage vessel on the skid, meaning no down-time whilst waiting to reach purity.

Bottled gas is sold at high pressure, to enable smaller footprint, and regulated down. However, if your did need a 30 - 40 bar application, then Hi-line can add a booster to the skid to give you the exact pressure required at your process.

The cycle is continuously producing high-quality nitrogen, 24 hours a day. Used correctly, the CMS is fully regenerative and has a life span over 40,000 operational hours.

Highlighting the potential savings on offer, a renowned food packaging company was spending over £120,000 having N2 delivered to site via a tanker four times a week. Required for MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) processes, the plant turned to Hi-line for an alternative solution. Hi-line was able to supply an N2 generator skid for a one-off fee of £55,000. Now, the company can produce its own N2 only for the cost of compressed air; a huge saving year-on-year.

Hi-line is able to design bespoke generator systems for customers that ensure the lowest possible running costs and smallest footprint. Manufacturing takes place at the company’s new facility, which is three times the size of Hi-line’s previous headquarters.

Hi-line is a member of the British Compressed Air Society, and proud to be part of the ‘Made in Britain’ campaign that promotes the best of British manufacturing.

Further information is available from www.hilineindustries.com.

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