- Heat as an ignition source,
- Fuel as the contents of the vessel, and
- Oxygen to initiate and sustain the fire
The process of reducing Oxygen from the fuel tank is called inerting. One way to accomplish an inert atmosphere is to pump Nitrogen gas into the tank in order to displace the Oxygen and reduce its content to a level below the threshold required for combustion. Nitrogen is a cool, dry, inert gas that acts as a safe replacement for Oxygen within a pressure vessel such as a fuel tank.
A Nitrogen Generator provides a great advantage when used for inerting fuel tanks. N2 Generators supply a steady stream of Nitrogen gas on-demand and on-site in a safe and reliable system. In comparison to a high pressure Nitrogen gas cylinder, there are a number of advantages including:
- increased safety,
- increased reliability,
- decreased costs over time,
- decreased dependency on gas company deliveries,
- increased savings on Nitrogen gas that is otherwise lost to evaporation during delivery and storage in high pressure cylinders
- increased self sufficiency when gas company contracts can be eliminated and N2 gas generated on-site.
Contact South-Tek Systems today to inquire about the use of a Nitrogen Generator for inerting your fuel tank today: 888-526-6284