Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How Nitrogen Generators Can Benefit the Aircraft Industry

Commercial and military aircraft can benefit from on-site nitrogen generators in significant ways including:

Inerting aircraft fuel tanks - Aircraft fuel tank vacant container space, or ullage, may contain a mixture of fuel vapor in air that presents a fire and explosion hazard. This hazard can be eliminated if the air is replaced by an inert gas to displace oxygen and prevent ignition. Using Nitrogen as the inert gas in aircraft fuel tanks has proven successful in eliminating this hazard. Producing N2 gas with a Nitrogen Generator provides several benefits over using liquid Nitrogen cylinders. It is convenient, cost effective, and considerably more safe than handling liquid N2 gas.

Nitrogen Filled Aircraft Tires - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires nitrogen in all commercial aircraft tires. The U.S. Government including NASA and the Military also require nitrogen tire inflation for their aircraft. Nitrogen filled tires eliminate the potential for water vapor from compressed air to freeze at high altitudes. It also prevents deflation caused by Oxygen leaking through the tire walls. Nitrogen helps maintain tire pressure at varying altitudes. A Nitrogen Generator provides the necessary N2 gas on-site and on-demand in a safe, reliable, and cost effective alternative to liquid Nitrogen cylinders.

See more info on Aircraft Maintenance with Nitrogen Gas.

South-Tek Systems designs and manufactures Nitrogen Generators for a variety of applications, including aircraft fuel tank inerting and Nitrogen tire inflation. Eliminate gas company contracts and rely on your on-site Nitrogen Generator to provide the high purity, on-demand Nitrogen gas required for your particular application.

Contact South-Tek Systems today to inquire further about our Nitrogen Generators for aircraft fuel tank inerting and Nitrogen tire inflation.

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