Friday, November 20, 2009

South-Tek Systems Announces Contract to Supply Nitrogen Generators for Power Plant

South-Tek Systems has been awarded a new contract to supply Nitrogen Generators for a 600 MW (nominal) 2 X 1 Combined Cycle Power Plant at an existing Energy Complex of a major Utility Company.

Wilmington, N.C., November 20, 2009 - South-Tek Systems, designer and manufacturer of custom Nitrogen Generators, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a new contract to supply two 2,250 SCFH Nitrogen Generators for a 600 MW (nominal) 2 x 1 Combined Cycle Power Plant at one of this major Utility's existing Energy Complexes.

South-Tek Systems, founded in 1996, engineers and manufactures Nitrogen Generators in a variety of sizes and styles to meet the needs of a wide range of applications, including those in the power plant industry.  Nitrogen gas can be used for purging, inerting, or blanketing an atmosphere to inhibit corrosion within boiler tubes, condensers, and steam drums as well as increase safety, efficiency, consistency, and quality of a product or environment.  Nitrogen Generators make producing and supplying the appropriate amount of N2 gas easier, more reliable, and more cost efficient.

The power plant project procurement and implementation is being managed through one of the largest worldwide engineering and project delivery firms, with offices in the Northeast, that has been providing a comprehensive range of professional services to the power industry for over 100 years.
This worldwide engineering and project delivery firm focuses on long term partnerships with their customers to develop and execute effective solutions to a diverse range of energy challenges facing the industry such as meeting growing energy demand, maximizing performance of existing assets, and reducing carbon footprint.

South-Tek Systems has been chosen to design, furnish, fabricate, assemble, test, deliver, and support installation, testing and commissioning, of the Nitrogen Generators at the Combined Cycle plant.

"We are excited to be moving into the energy industry with our Nitrogen Generators," says Charles Metzler, co-founder of South-Tek Systems.  "We provide a valuable resource for power plants and energy companies to increase safety, cut costs, increase reliability, and eliminate the hassle or expense of dealing with high pressure Nitrogen gas cylinders or bulk liquid Nitrogen.  We know that safety and efficiency are a crucial focus of maintaining a power plant and our Nitrogen Generators will play an important role in sustaining those elements."

South-Tek Systems' Nitrogen Generators will provide a critical maintenance function for this Fortune 500 energy company providing electricity throughout the Southeast.   This company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system.

For more information on South-Tek Systems and Nitrogen Generators, visit and


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


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Juki announces exclusive partnership with South-Tek Systems

Juki Corporation, a provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces that it has signed an exclusive partnership with South-Tek Systems, a nitrogen generator engineering and manufacturing company. Under the agreement, South-Tek Systems will supply the nitrogen generating equipment necessary for Juki's selective soldering machines, including the FlexSolder W150.

See full announcement from Juki Corporation here:

Juki announces exclusive partnership with South-Tek Systems

South-Tek Systems has also announced this exclusive partnership.  Please see full details here:

South-Tek Systems Partners with Juki Automation Systems

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dry Boxes Use Nitrogen Gas to Prevent Moisture

Dry Boxes are used for a variety of purposes and in many designs depending on the application - but they are always used to keep the contents of the box dry. 

Some dry boxes are used for deep sea diving to depths of up to 30 meters and generally seal to prevent water from entering the box.  Other dry boxes hold musical instruments, equipment, or moisture-sensitive products and are also designed with a special seal to prevent moisture from entering.

There are also dry boxes that are used in laboratories or manufacturing plants, particularly electronics manufacturing and circuit board assembly.  These dry boxes must maintain a constant dry, inert atmosphere for successful production.  In some cases, the dry boxes themselves are constructed from material that is permeable to moisture.  Simply sealing the box to create isolation will inevitably lead to the creation and introduction of moisture within the box.

To successfully eliminate moisture levels from dry boxes used in the lab, a continuous stream of Nitrogen gas must be pumped into the container to inert the atmosphere and purge it of water vapor-producing oxygen (See more info on Dry Box Purging with Nitrogen Gas).

Maintaining a steady flow of Nitrogen gas can be costly if you're depending on a gas company to supply you with high pressure N2 gas cylinders.  Anytime the chamber is opened, a greater amount of N2 gas is necessary to purge the atmosphere again.  It may be hard to predict how much Nitrogen you will need and how quickly you will empty your tank depending on the particular project you are working on.  You face the risk of running out of Nitrogen or running your gas costs way up.

One solution to the issue of maintaining the necessary amount of Nitrogen gas for your dry box without worrying about running out or running up your costs is to invest in a Nitrogen Generator.   A Nitrogen Generator will produce high purity Nitrogen gas on-site and on-demand.  Using a simple process that literally generates N2 gas from the air all around us, a Nitrogen Generator will never run out out of gas and will eliminate your contract with the gas company.

South-Tek Systems designs and manufactures Nitrogen Generators custom for your dry box, electronics, or circuit board application.  Contact South-Tek today to get an estimate on purchasing a Nitrogen Generator appropriate for your needs: 888-526-6284.

We'll even enroll you in our Flow Verification Program to ensure that you'll receive the most optimal Nitrogen generating system for your production needs.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Use of Nitrogen Generators in the Chemical Processing Industry

Chemical processing plants take safety and safety hazards very seriously due to the volatile nature of chemical ingredients and products.

It is crucial to handle chemicals with the utmost care to ensure that they not be allowed to react to their environment in a way that might affect either the product or the environment.

Nitrogen gas is often used as a blanketing agent for chemical processing plants in the production, storage, and handling of chemicals.  Chemically inert Nitrogen gas can protect against the dangers of fire, moisture contamination, and product deterioration associated with the presence of Oxygen and naturally occurring atmospheric moisture.

Chemical processing plants use Nitrogen gas for tank blanketing in storage and transport of chemicals.  This process uses a steady stream of N2 gas to take up any extra space within a tank containing chemicals to reduce the presence of Oxygen, which may cause the contents to become highly flammable, and water vapor which may affect the nature and quality of the product (See more details about Nitrogen Use with Chemical Processing).

N2 gas may also be used for purging to remove moisture and inhibit Oxygen production. Purging is a continuous process that requires large amounts of Nitrogen in a uninterrupted flow.

The Chemical processing industry also uses Nitrogen for inerting, the process of applying Nitrogen to an atmosphere in order to displace the presence of Oxygen and prevent the danger of explosions. Since Oxygen is an essential component for ignition, Nitrogen is pumped in to inert the environment and increase the level of safety and quality.

Due to the constant stream of high purity Nitrogen gas necessary for these applications within the chemical processing industry, a Nitrogen Generator is a wise choice for creating on-site, on-demand N2 gas.  Not only is it a cost effective way to produce the necessary levels of Nitrogen, it is also a safer, more reliable way to generate N2 gas as compared to using high pressure liquid N2 cylinders from a contracted gas company.

South-Tek Systems designs and manufactures custom Nitrogen Generators for use in the chemical processing industry.  Contact South-Tek today to find out how a Nitrogen Generator can streamline your operations and create a more efficient production line: 888-526-6284.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Use of Nitrogen Generators with Cell Incubators

Nitrogen gas is used for cell incubators to help preserve the optimal levels of temperature and humidity as well as the levels of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the incubator atmosphere.  Nitrogen gas is a clean, dry, inert gas used for taking up space in order to maintain a delicate and precise environment.

Cell incubators are used primarily for experiments in cellular biology and molecular biology.  Also, known as CO2 incubators, there are a variety of styles, sizes, and models available in the marketplace.

In order to function at the optimal level, it is necessary to pump a steady stream of Nitrogen gas into the cell incubator to preserve the delicate atmosphere.  See more info on Cell Incubators and Nitrogen Gas.

Although Nitrogen gas is easily found in the air all around us, separating Nitrogen from Oxygen requires either a steady supply of liquid N2 gas in high pressure cylinders acquired from a gas company OR a Nitrogen Generator that will create N2 gas on-demand and on-site with no need for deliveries or contracts.

South-Tek Systems is a designer and manufacturer of custom Nitrogen Generators for a wide variety of uses including cell incubators.  Our products are ideal for maintaining the optimal atmosphere within an incubator, no matter what size or style.

South-Tek has recently partnered with MidAtlantic Diagnostics to be the exclusive provider of Nitrogen Generators for their IVF embryonic incubators.  We have also partnered with Ming-Mei to provide Nitrogen Generators for their IVF equipment throughout Asia. (See: South-Tek Systems Exclusive Partnerships.)

Nitrogen Generators from South-Tek Systems are a safe, reliable, and cost effective solution to fulfill the demand for N2 gas with cell incubators.  Contact South-Tek Systems today to learn how we can provide your business with the ideal N2 Generator to suit your needs: 888-526-6284.

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