Nitrogen for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry
Nitrogen is used in many areas of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Blanketing, cleaning and explosion prevention are just some examples. For example, nitrogen is used in jet mills in which pharmaceutical products are crushed and ground. In this context, pressure is used to press a gas into the mill at high speed. The materials circulating in the mill collide with the mill wall and with each other. This process causes the materials to decompose into ultra-fine particles. The use of nitrogen as a grinding gas and, at the same time, as an inert gas effectively prevents explosions in the resulting dust atmosphere.
Inerting with nitrogen is also used in the pharmaceutical industry to ensure product quality. The blanketing of storage and production containers with nitrogen prevents the pharmaceutical substances from coming in contact with oxygen and moisture. Unwanted interactions and oxidative reactions are avoided in this way.
UV drying is often used to accelerate the drying and polymerisation of paints, lacquers, resins and adhesives. UV lamps ensure a time-saving drying and curing process in this regard. Conducting this process in an artificial nitrogen atmosphere has many advantages. This reduces the use of expensive photoinitiators (radiation-curing chemicals) and also extends the service life of the UV lamps used.
The regeneration of saturated AC filters, which are used to clean odours or dyes from liquids and gases, can also be enabled with nitrogen.
Nitrogen is used for intertisation in mixers that are involved in various chemical and pharmaceutical processes. The aim is to prevent fires and explosions. Moreover, a range of other applications, such as nitriding, nitrocarburising and catalyst regeneration, are assisted by the use of nitrogen.
With our nitrogen generators, we supply high quality solutions for the stationary and mobile production of nitrogen for different applications, including for low volume requirements.