Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Nitrogen Generators and Absorbent Materials

A low moisture environment is critical during production for manufacturers of absorbent products, such as disposable diapers.

During the manufacturing process, Nitrogen is used to inert transportation lines and storage vessels while the absorbent material is assembled into the final consumer product.

For companies that manufacture diapers and other absorbent products, Nitrogen generators have created a huge opportunity to control production costs by eliminating the need for high-priced nitrogen gas contracts.

See: Nitrogen Use with Absorbent Products

One diaper manufacturer recently changed from buying Nitrogen for their Nitrogen gas needs by installing a Nitrogen Generator, purchasing three new air compressors, and adding an air handling room to their plant.

With a ROI for that entire installation of under 24 months, the company saw their gas costs go from $300,000 to $350,000 per year under their old gas contract, to less than $30,000 per year by generating their own Nitrogen on site.

Now that is a real boost to the "bottom" line!

For a free analysis of how switching to on site production of Nitrogen with a Nitrogen Generator can create huge savings for your business, contact South-Tek Systems online or give us a call at 888-526-6284.

Monday, December 29, 2008

"Greening" your Business with a Nitrogen Generator

It's not just you and your eco-conscious neighbors who are looking for ways to conserve energy and preserve the environment. The term "carbon footprint" is the new catchword of the day, and businesses are learning that it applies to their own big "shoe" as well.

Saving energy makes sense all around. Businesses that put energy conservation measures in place help preserve the environment, make use of renewable resources, AND save money.

There are plenty of simple ways that businesses can encourage energy conservation, recycling, and environmental awareness, both on an individual and corporate level.

For instance, recycling an aluminum can save 95 percent of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from virgin materials. Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than producing it from crushed, used glass; recycled paper requires about 60 percent of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp. (courtesy of www.re3.org)

If your company has an application or production need for Nitrogen, PSA and Membrane Nitrogen Gas Generators cut down on energy use considerably by completely eliminating the necessity of converting nitrogen into liquid form for transportation and delivery. Making liquid Nitrogen requires that Nitrogen gas be pressurized and cooled to very low temperatures, a process that involves a large amount of energy.

Nitrogen generators cut out that process entirely, since all you need is a source of compressed air - an infinitely renewable resource - to make Nitrogen gas. As the air is fed into the generator, oxygen and other molecules are trapped, then vented out while the Nitrogen is pushed into a storage tank.

Nitrogen Gas Generators
are a simpler, "greener", and far more cost-effective way to meet your Nitrogen needs.

Check out www.SouthTekSystems.com for more of the benefits of Nitrogen Gas Generators or call us today at 888-526-6284.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Choosing the right Nitrogen Generator

When the time comes to consider purchasing a Nitrogen Generator, getting some expert guidance will ensure that you get the right system for your application and level of use.

Nitrogen Generators come in an extensive array of sizes and models, an advantage that ensures you will not have to "make do" with something that just comes close to accommodating your current and future needs. That wide range of options, however, can make it a little tricky to match the right generator to your specific application.

Details about your Nitrogen gas application, your level of Nitrogen usage on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, point of use flow pressure, and purity requirements are all critical to determining the appropriate system for your needs.

See: Flow Verification Program from South-Tek Systems 

Purchasing a Nitrogen Generator that is over sized for your requirements can cost you money you don't need to spend. On the other hand, if your usage ends up exceeding the capacity of the system you buy, you may be faced with production line problems and slowdowns.

Regardless of where you start your research, you should expect to be asked for these details when shopping for your Nitrogen Generator. That way, you can be sure both your current needs, as well as any future expansion of those needs, are taken into account.

The team of experts at South-Tek Systems is waiting to help you make the right choice. Contact South-Tek Systems for a free analysis of your Nitrogen Generator needs: 888-526-6284.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Find South-Tek Systems Nitrogen Generators Link at Gourt.com

South-Tek Systems, engineer and manufacturer of Nitrogen Generators, now appears in the Business Directory of www.Gourt.com, "the home of all knowledge." Look for our link as well as thousands of other useful links and resources on business, computers, health, arts, and more.

Business & RSS feeds - Add any part of this directory as important and relevant content to your site.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Making Nitrogen From Thin Air

South-Tek Systems is excited about a fresh look for our 2008 / 2009 marketing campaign. Our new advertising and marketing efforts will reach out to companies that use Nitrogen gas for their production, with information on the cost savings, convenience, reliability and other advantages of trading in traditional heavy steel Nitrogen canisters and cylinders for a Nitrogen gas generator from South-Tek.

Highlighted Features and Benefits of the campaign include:

  • Low cost of operation. Generate your own nitrogen at your site and reduce your nitrogen costs by up to 90%!
  • Fast payback. Systems average 12 to 14 month ROI (See our Nitrogen Generator Cost Savings Analysis)
  • Expandable. Take advantage of our equipment expansion/return customer program.
  • Fully automatic. Production begins when demand downstream is sensed.
  • Reliability. Systems operating over 20 years.

Lease option. Monthly payments for the term are still significantly less than your monthly Nitrogen gas company bill...then own the system for a $1 buyout.
More news to come about making nitrogen from the ultimate in a cheap, infinitely renewable resource - thin air!
And remember - You can always contact South-Tek Systems through our website to Buy Nitrogen Generators, obtain pricing, or to get additional information from our knowledgeable sales staff.

Thanks!
The South-Tek Team

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New BeerBlast™ Video!

Here is the latest video from South-Tek Systems featuring the patented BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System.

The BeerBlast™ is designed for bars and restaurants to increase profits and draft beer quality by using the perfect blend of CO2 and N2 to push the beer from the keg to the tap. It utilizes a McDantim™ blender and internal Nitrogen Generator to create the perfect beer gas mixture and provides a number of benefits including increased
  • profits
  • beer quality
  • safety
  • reliability
  • convenience
Please enjoy the video and let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to leave a comment or contact South Tek Systems directly.

You can view more videos from South-Tek Systems at our YouTube Channel for Nitrogen Generator Equipment Videos.

Thanks!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

WineLast™ - Keep Your Wine Fresh & Tasting Great Longer

The WineLast™ Wine Bottle Nitrogen Purging System is designed for the restaurant and bar industry to serve wine from various bottles while preserving the flavor and freshness of the wine in each bottle until you serve the next glass.

Any establishment that serves a selection of wine by the glass understands the issue of keeping wine fresh. You don't want to open a bottle to serve one glass, then have the bottle sit and the remaining wine become stale. Once you open a bottle, air interacts with the wine, causing it to oxidize and quickly become stale. While it's good for some wines to decant and be exposed to air before drinking it, it's not good to have that wine exposed to air overnight or for days.

Therefore, to protect the freshness of the wine in each opened bottle, you want to prevent prolonged exposure to air. The WineLast™ works by displacing the oxygen laden air in the wine bottle with a Nitrogen purge. The system conveniently mounts under your bar and allows you to keep wine fresh longer by purging with Nitrogen for 2-4 seconds before re-corking the bottle.

For more details about the WineLast™ product for restaurants and bars, please refer to our Wine Bottle Nitrogen Purging Product Guide.

Please be sure to contact the South-Tek Systems team with any questions you may have about the WineLast™ or the BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System for pouring draft beer.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

South-Tek Systems Press Release, October 2008

South-Tek Systems, Nitrogen Generator Manufacturer, Moved to New 20,000 Square Foot Facility in Wilmington, NC

Growing engineering and manufacturing company, South-Tek Systems, has officially moved to its new location north of Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington, NC. South-Tek Systems specializes in designing and manufacturing Nitrogen generators for industrial and process applications.



Wilmington, NC, October 18, 2008 –Nitrogen generator manufacturer, South-Tek Systems, relocated to a brand new, 20,000 square foot manufacturing and administrative facility in Wilmington, North Carolina. This new facility, located north of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) will help to accommodate the growing engineering and sales staff as well as the increased output of Nitrogen generating equipment.

The new address of the facility is:

South-Tek Systems
2940 Orville Wright Way
Suite 600
Wilmington, NC 28405

South-Tek Systems was founded in 1997 to design and manufacture efficient, high quality, reliable Nitrogen generators for use in industrial facilities, labs, and a wide range of industries requiring Nitrogen gas for production. They have worldwide Nitrogen generator installations in a broad range of fields including industrial process facilities, government, military, aircraft, medical industry, food service industry, and automotive and tire shops.

A Nitrogen generator is a safe and cost effective solution for industries requiring Nitrogen gas for production. The equipment is located on-site in the production facility, and in some cases may be portable for use in multiple facilities. A Nitrogen generator eliminates the need for delivered Nitrogen gas cylinders and bulk Nitrogen liquid deliveries.

Nitrogen generators work by separating Nitrogen gas from the air through either PSA or Membrane Technology. Both are safe and reliable systems capable of producing Nitrogen purities from 95% to 99.5% and up to 99.9995% with the PSA system. All of South-Tek Systems N2 Series products are fitted with additional filters to preserve and maintain Nitrogen gas purity.

Industrial and Military Sales Manager, Charles Metzler, says “South-Tek Systems is pleased to announce the opening of our 20,000 square foot facility in Wilmington, NC. This new space fits the needs of our growing and developing company and allows us to keep up with the demand for our products.” South-Tek Systems products include the N2 Series PSA and Membrane designed generators for industrial and lab use, the patented BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System for draft beer service, and the TireBlast™ Nitrogen Tire Filling Station for automotive and tire shops.

For additional information on South-Tek Systems, Nitrogen generators, or any of our specific products, please visit www.SouthTekSystems.com or call 888-526-6284. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of Nitrogen generators and Nitrogen generating equipment for your particular application. We are able to engineer a solution to meet almost any application.

Contact:

Charles Metzler, Sales Manager
South-Tek Systems
2940 Orville Wright Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
888-526-6284
http://www.SouthTekSystems.com

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

N2 Generator Filter Replacements


At South-Tek Systems, all of our Nitrogen Generator units are fitted with filters to reduce the amount of particles and contaminates allowed to enter the system. These filters are important to keep the generator running smoothly and to produce and maintain the purity of the Nitrogen gas product.

Please inquire about our Filter Replacement Products to keep your filters clean and efficient for optimal Nitrogen generation from your unit: 888-526-6284 or email to Contact South-Tek Systems.

For more information about our Nitrogen systems, please refer to our N2 Series Nitrogen Generator Products.

Thanks!
The South-Tek Team

Monday, October 13, 2008

PSA Systems for Nitrogen Generators


South Tek Systems, engineer and manufacturer of Nitrogen Generators for industrial and process applications, uses PSA Technology (Pressure Swing Adsorption) in various models of the N2 Generators.

PSA is a safe and reliable method for powering Nitrogen Generators. It's used for industrial and lab applications requiring 95% to 99.999% Nitrogen purity.

PSA technology is generally used in larger, stationary units for labs or idustrial facilities. PSA mechanically separates Nitrogen molecules from the air using a Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS) material. This sieve adsorbs Oxygen and water vapor molecules under high pressure while allowing Nitrogen to pass through to the storage unit.

Depending on your particular application and your needs for Nitrogen gas in your lab, our PSA Systems can supply anywhere from 10 to 75,000 SCFH of continuous Nitrogen product.

Please refer to our N2 Series Nitrogen Generation products for complete details about our N2 Series generators. And remember that we can engineer a solution to meet your Nitrogen gas generation needs for any application.

Thanks!
The South-Tek Team

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nitrogen Generator Video

South-Tek Systems recently created a video featuring the different models of our Nitrogen Generators, including the N2 Series equipment. We'll share the video here and you can also view it on our new YouTube Channel.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How to Save Money Using our Nitrogen Generator Products

South-Tek Systems specializes in engineering and manufacturing Nitrogen Generators to help industries - from the military and federal government to your local restaurant and auto service center - save money by generating their own Nitrogen gas on-site.

In fact, businesses can reduce their gas costs by up to 90% using our Nitrogen Generators. And we manufacture a wide range of styles and sizes to meet the needs of almost any industry requiring Nitrogen gas for their process applications. From the N2-Series Nitrogen Generators to the TireBlast™ Nitrogen Tire Filling System, industries have the potential to save money simply by producing Nitrogen from the air we all breathe using our Nitrogen generating products.

Purchasing a South Tek Systems Nitrogen Generator is an investment that pays itself back quickly and will save you valuable time and money over the long term. No more running out of Nitrogen gas while waiting on your next liquid or bulk delivery. No more paying 3rd party manufacturing and delivery fees.

Restaurants and Bars serving draft beers can really benefit with increased profits by installing the patented BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System. This system generates Nitrogen gas onsite and then blends it with CO2 to create the optimal beer gas blend for delivering properly carbonated beer to the tap. This is a key element to serving a quality draft beer and keeping your customers happy and coming back for more!

Give us a call and we'll be happy to talk with you about the cost saving benefits of the South Tek Systems Nitrogen Generators: 888-526-6284.

Thanks!
The South-Tek Team

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

GSA Contract Holder for Nitrogen Generators

South Tek Systems is proud to be a GSA Contract Holder since 2005. Among other roles, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contracts with companies nationwide to offer a wide range of products and services at top value to federal agencies and employees.

South Tek Systems's N2-Series Nitrogen Generators can be found online for all GSA Advantage members. The GSA Advantage website is a one-stop shop for all GSA contracted goods and services available to federal agencies.

Our Nitrogen Generator products currently listed on GSA Advantage include:

N2 GEN 1
N2 GEN 2
N2 GEN 4
PRO N2 1
PRO N2 2
PRO N2 4
PRO N2 6
PRO N2 8
PRO N2 10
PRO N2 15
PRO N2 20
PRO N2 25
PRO N2 30

All South Tek Systems Nitrogen Generator products generate high purity N2 from the air right in your facility using either PSA or Membrane Technology to separate the Nitrogen from Oxygen and other molecules.

Our Nitrogen Generators are currently used in military and government applications and, through the GSA program, we look forward to growing in this field. We hope more federal agencies as well as private sector companies see the advantage and cost saving benefits of our products.

Be sure to contact us for more information on our GSA Contracts or our Nitrogen Generator products. We'll be happy to discuss the great value and numerous benefits of our product.

Thanks!
The South Tek Team

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TireBlast™ Nitrogen Tire Inflation

The TireBlast™ Nitrogen Tire Inflation System from South Tek Systems is the best way to care for your vehicle's tires. The Roush Fenway NASCAR Racing Team is even trying it out themselves!

Nitrogen tire inflation has been used in the NASCAR circuit for years, along with the aircraft industry and the military. It is a proven way to improve your vehicle's performance. Nitrogen tire filling maintains your vehicle's proper tire pressure for a longer period of time thereby:
  • improving car handling,
  • extending tire life expectancy, and
  • improving gas mileage
Nitrogen makes up up almost 79% of the air we breathe while Oxygen accounts for about 21%. Pumping Oxygen into your tires means your tire pressure warning light will come on about once a month to tell you to increase the air pressure in your tires in order to maintain optimal performance. This is because Oxygen permeates through the rubber tire wall at a faster rate than Nitrogen. Nitrogen molecules are larger than Oxygen molecules and have less kinetic energy which means that they will permeate at a much slower rate. Not only does Nitrogen tire inflation improve a vehicle's performance, it also improves its safety.

The TireBlast™ Nitrogen Tire Filling System is ideal for automotive repair service and tire shops. It is compact, quiet, and mounts easily to the wall or Nitrogen storage tank (also available from South Tek Systems).

Be sure to ask your automotive service station if they use the TireBlast™ System to take care of your tires.

A great resource for further research into Nitrogen Tire Inflation can be found here:

Why Use Nitrogen Tire Inflation

Thanks!

South Tek Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System - Our Products

South Tek Systems is proud to introduce our patented BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System for use in the beverage industry. Designed for bars and restaurants featuring draft beers, the BeerBlast™ with BlastOff™ Leak Protection can save owners valuable time and money while improving the quality of the beer and the safety and convenience of the system.

The BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System provides:
  1. the correct blend of gas in a draft beer system,
  2. the correct pressure, and
  3. the correct temperature
resulting in a perfect draft beer pour that will bring:
  1. maximized profits and
  2. happy customers.
How can you go wrong with the BeerBlast™? Not only will you eliminate the costly problems of over-foaming and flat beer, but you'll no longer risk running out of nitrogen or gas beer cylinders now that you generate your own nitrogen. Plus you'll save on the cost of gas cylinder shipments.

Our BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System is currently being used by the following businesses:

Applebee's
Bennigan's
Boston Gourmet Pizza
Bubba Gump's Shrimp
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cheesecake Factory
ESPN Zone
Fox and Hound
Hooters
Longhorn Steakhouse
Mellow Mushroom
Old Chicago
Outback Steakhouse
Ruby Tuesday
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
TGI Fridays
Wild Wing Cafe

Be sure to contact South Tek Systems to ask about our patented BeerBlast™ Mixed Gas Dispense System: 888-526-6284.

Thanks!
The South Tek Systems Team

Saturday, August 23, 2008

N2 Series Generators - Our products

In addition to the BeerBlast Mixed Gas Dispensing System for the beverage industry and the TireBlast Nitrogen Tire Filling System for the automotive and tire industries, South Tek Systems offers our N2 Series for industrial and process applications including a wide array of generators in all sizes and capacities:
  • N2 GEN Series - built in compressors, compact PSA or membrane systems
  • N2 T Series - tank mounted PSA system
  • N2 Cabinet Series - cabinet membrane and PSA systems
  • N2 S Series - skid mounted PSA system
  • N2 HP Series - high pressure system
  • N2 LPU Series - large portable unit
Be sure to visit our South Tek Systems website for complete details about each of our nitrogen generators and remember that we can engineer a generator for almost any application. Please contact us with any questions:

888.526.6284

Thanks!
The South Tek Systems Team

Monday, August 18, 2008

Welcome to the South Tek Systems Blog

Welcome to the official Blog for South Tek Systems, designer and manufacturer of Nitrogen Gas Generators. We are a proud GSA Contract Holder and you can find a variety of our products at GSA Advantage online.

Our gas generation technology uses either PSA or membrane design to ensure the most cost effective solution for your application needs - from military and industrial, to draft beer and beverages served at restaurants and bars, to tire inflation and automotive needs.

There are a number of benefits to using a Gas Generator including the following:
  • Cost effective
  • Unlimited supply of N2
  • Produce the purity, volume, and flow rate you need at the point of use
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Mechanical operation
  • Operating cost = compressor electricity cost
  • No high pressure tanks to deal with
Whatever your industry and whatever your gas generation needs, South Tek Systems can engineer a solution that's just right for you. Contact us today at 888-526-6284.

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