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Absorption drying

Absorption drying is a chemical process in which water vapour is bonded to absorption material.

Activated carbon molecular sieve

Activated carbon molecular sieves (CMS) are the central filtering element of a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system for the adsorption of gases and the generation of pure nitrogen.

Adsorption

Designates the accumulation of gases, vapours or liquids through physical or molecular binding forces.

Adsorption procedure

Physical procedure to separate nitrogen and oxygen molecules.

Air

Air is colourless, odourless, odour-free and taste-free mixture consisting of 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and 1% other gases.

Analysis measurement

Measurement of the residue at the outlet of the pressure swing adsorption generator.

ASME standard

Pressure receptacle according to the standard of the "American Society of Mechanical Engineers" with an acceptance in over 100 countries.

B

Booster

Boosters are compressors that suck in the already compressed air and compress it further.

C

Compressed air dryer

Air contains a high amount of water vapour at high temperatures and less at lower temperatures. If air is compressed, the water vapour concentration further increases. Compressed air dryers reduce the water vapour in the compressed air.

Compressed air thaw point

The compressed air thaw point indicates the water content of the compressed air. It indicates the temperature at which water vapour starts to condense. A lower compressed air thaw point always indicates a lower water content of the compressed air.

Compressor

Compressors that are used to compress and produce gases in different pressure conditions.

Compressor oil-free

Low maintenance compressors that work completely without lubricants. For this reason, no oil enters the compressed volume flow.

Compressor, speed controlled

With a speed controlled compressor, the volume flow is regulated by the change in the drive speed of the motor..

Control technology and networking technology

Global and time independent access to nitrogen and oxygen generating systems for the querying and control of operating conditions.

D

DIN EN ISO 9001

The international standard DIN EN ISO 9001 is a quality management system (QM system) in order to provide products and services that meet customer expectations and any official requirements on the one hand, and on the other hand can increase the overall performance of the company in a sustainable way.

DIN ISO 10083

DIN ISO 10083 describes the requirements for the construction and installation of a pipeline or supply system for oxygen generators for use of medical gases.

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EN ISO 13485

EN ISO 13485 is a comprehensive management system for the design and production of medical products and describes the specific requirements for quality management systems in the medical sector. 

Ethernet

Ethernet is a packet switching network technology, which defines the addressing and access controls for different transfer media.

F

Filtration systems

Particles in the compressed air are captured by the sieve effect of the differently sized openings in the filter medium of the pressure swing adsorption generator.

Flow meter

Measurement device to determine the volume flow of the pressure swing adsorption generator.

G

Gas mixer

Device for the targeted mixing of different gas flows.

H

Hollow fibre membrane

Membrane module that diverts oxygen, moisture and carbon dioxide out of the compressed air as residual gas with its hollow fibre technology.

L

Long-term data storage

The collection and storage of information on a digital basis for permanent ability.

M

MED Serie

INMATEC pressure swing adsorption generators for oxygen supply in the medical sector (DIN ISO 13485 certified).

Membrane technology

Patented gas separation membranes that separate the inflowing compressed air into two gas streams. The oxygen is diffused upward through the membrane and the nitrogen remains captured in the hollow fibre. It enables a continual production of nitrogen or oxygen at the desired degree of purity.

Modbus

The Modbus protocol is a communication protocol for programmable controls, which are based on a master/slave or client/server architecture. There are two versions: One for the serial interface (EIA-232 and EIA-485) and one for Ethernet.

Molecules

Electrically neutral particles that are constructed from one or several atoms. The smallest particles that have the properties of the underlying substance.

M³/h

Standard cubic metre nitrogen or oxygen per hour relates to a pressure of 1,013 bar, a temperature of 20°C and a relative humidity of 36%.

N

Network capability

Ensuring a network connected remote diagnosis and control by the touch control panel.

Networking capability

Possibility of communication of digital automation devices and with mobile and stationary end devices (tablets, smartphones and PCs) for remote control and monitoring.

Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a chemical element that appears in the form of our diatomic molecule and forms 78% of the main component of air.

Nitrogen content

Concentration of dissolved nitrogen in gas flows.

Nitrogen generating systems

Pressure swing adsorption generators or membrane generators for the production of nitrogen.

NKat System

Energy optimised system for generating highly pure nitrogen with an integrated hydrogen catalyst.

Nm³/h

Standard cubic metre nitrogen or oxygen per hour relates to a pressure of 1,01325 bar, a temperature of 0 °C and in the case of air, a relative humidity of 0%. This information is based on DIN 1343.

O

OnGo Technologie

Economical INMATEC entry-level model for a universal on-site nitrogen and oxygen supply with simple handling.

OnTouch Technologie

INMATEC PSA technology for generating nitrogen or oxygen with an integrated touch control panel.

Operating hour display

Indication of the operating duration of the pressure swing adsorption generator.

Operating values

Parameters or values that must be measured and monitored during the operation of the pressure swing adsorption generator.

Oxygen

Oxygen is a colour and odour free gas that is necessary for combustion and corrosion processes. It comes in the form of a bonding of two oxygen atoms and makes up 20.94% of the air.

Oxygen content

Concentration of dissolved oxygen in gas flows.

Oxygen generation systems

Pressure swing adsorption generators or membrane generators for the production of oxygen.

P

PAN Technologie

"Power As Needed" INMATEC PSA technology for a very high energy efficiency with simultaneous stable purity, including in the partial load range.

Plug-and-Play System / Plug & Play System

Simple installation (can be conducted independently) and handling.

POC System

Mobile smallest generator for oxygen generation.

Ppm

Proportion (parts per million) of the residual oxygen.

Pressure Equipment Directive

Depending on the national law directives, pressure equipment according to EC Directive 97/23 are subject to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

Pressure load change resistance

For pressure receptacles in accordance with Directive 97/23/EC, a permissible number of stress cycles N (zul) = 2,000,000 LW according to the policy AD 2000 S1 Section 4.2.2 is presumed to have a fictive permanent resistance. 

Pressure swing adsorption

Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology for separating the nitrogen and oxygen molecules with a carbon molecular sieve or a zeolite molecular sieve. It enables the continual production of nitrogen or oxygen with a high degree of purity.

Profibus

Profibus (Process Field Bus) is communication and universal fieldbus enables medication between devices from different manufacturers without special adaptations to their interface. Profibus determines the technical properties with which the distributed digital automation devices can be networked.

Profinet

Profinet (Process Field Network) is the public industrial Ethernet standard of Profibus & Profinet International (PI) for automation. Profinet uses TCP/IP- and IT standards, is real time Ethernet capable and enables the integration of fieldbus systems.

Programmable control

A freely configurable digital automation device for the control and regulation of a nitrogen generating system or oxygen generating system on a digital basis.

PSA Technologie

Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology for separating the nitrogen and oxygen molecules with a carbon molecular sieve or a zeolite molecular sieve (allows continual nitrogen production or oxygen production with high purity).

R

Refrigerated dryer

Refrigerated dryers cool the compressed air again in order to allow additional water to condense and be eliminated.

Remote control procedure

Globally remote-controlled further processing of the measured and logged data via computer workstations or mobile end devices.

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Scroll compressor

Scroll compressors are rotating positive-displacement compressors, which compress the air by reducing the volume.

Special installations

Specially designed and produced nitrogen generating systems/oxygen generating systems for OFFSHORE or ONSHORE applications.

Stainless steel valve technology

Mechanical device for regulating gases on a stainless steel bases.

T

Touch Control Panel

Multilingual operating module and monitoring module for the control and regulation of the pressure swing adsorption generator or membrane generator.

V

Volume flow regulation

A volume flow regulation adjusts the generated compressed air quantity by precisely regulating the drive motor of the compressor to the demand.

Volume flows

States how much volume is transported through a determined cross section per time period (also called flow rate). 

Z

Zeolite molecular sieve

Central filter element for the adsorption of gases on the basis of crystalline alumosilicate.

ZÜS

Depending on the valid national law or ordinance, pressure receptacles in accordance with Directive 97/23/EC should be registered by the operator at an authorised monitoring centre (ZÜS) before commissioning and inspected by it.

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