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Nitrogen Gas in Electronics Manufacturing

IPC-APEX-Nitrogen-GasDuring the soldering process, engineers in the electronics manufacturing industry use nitrogen gas. Many times, nitrogen gas is ordered from an outside vendor and delivered to the worksite; however, electronics manufacturing companies should consider using an on-site nitrogen generator. These innovative nitrogen generators are more economical than the traditional purchase and delivery methods; additionally, they frequently increase productivity, all while improving the overall safety of the workplace.

On-Site Nitrogen Gas Creation Offers Electronics Manufacturers Substantial Savings and Convenience

Eliminating the need for gas delivery with on-site nitrogen generation offers electronics manufacturers substantial savings. With the ability to generate nitrogen on site, deliveries of gas in bulk liquid or in cylinder format are no longer necessary. Furthermore, staff no longer needs to be concerned about running out of gas, cylinder reconciliations or the cross checking of delivery dockets.

Benefits of On-Site Nitrogen Generation for Electronics Manufacturing

Electronics manufacturing companies that use nitrogen fed wave soldering or selective soldering techniques can benefit greatly from an on-site nitrogen generator. An on-site generator is cost efficient as well as convenient.

Systems Recommended for Restriction of Hazardous Materials (RoHS) and Surface Mount Technologies (SMT)

Here are three systems that are ideal for use with RoHS and SMT:

  1. Nitrogen PSA Generator

An on-site Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) nitrogen generator physically separates molecules. Using ordinary air, the PSA generator separates the nitrogen molecules from the oxygen molecules.

  1. Nitrogen Membrane System

This adaptable system offers ease and reliability. When the Nitrogen Membrane system arrives at its destination, our technicians put it online. The nitrogen membrane system is versatile, which allows us to match N2 membrane generators to meet each clients’ compression equipment specifications.

  1. On-Site Nitrogen Filling Stations Are More Economical Than Purchasing Bottled Gas

No matter which nitrogen generator system you have, we can easily incorporate a nitrogen filling station for cylinders; thus, eliminating the need to purchase bottled-gas and wait for it to be delivered. A nitrogen fill system ensures that you always have the gas you need on hand.

Nitrogen Generation Semi-Conductors

Nitrogen inerting has been used by semi-conductor producers and component level manufacturers for years. N2 membrane generators permit a larger process window while providing the safety of minimal oxygen.

N2 Inert Gas Generation for Selective Soldering

Many solder applications use high purity nitrogen to reduce surface tension and dross on solder pots: This allows for a clean break from the solder site. The purities attained with on-site nitrogen generation usually range from 99.99 percent to 99.9995 percent. This high-purity nitrogen is also ideal for lead-free soldering applications. An N2 filling station conveniently provides engineers with the nitrogen they need, minus delivery fees and concerns about running short.

Engineers benefit from a larger process arena when controlled nitrogen atmospheres are utilized in wave, reflow, rework and selective applications. In addition, while the solder completes surface wetting, nitrogen helps to increase the strength of the bond.

The Electronics Manufacturing Industry Can Benefit Greatly from On-Site Nitrogen Generation

When compared to purchasing cylinder or liquid gas, nitrogen generation offers a variety of benefits, including its:

  • Ease of use – No special skills required – No contracts to sign
  • Increased safety measures – No need to move heavy, high pressure cylinders
  • Lower cost – No concerns related to gas price increases – No delivery or rental fees – lowest cost per m3 is possible
  • Dependability
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Quickly pays for itself

Learn More by Visiting Us at the IPC APEX EXPO 2016

It is almost time for the IPC APEX EXPO. If you are in the electronics manufacturing industry and you want to learn more about the innovative nitrogen products now available, consider visiting the IPC APEX EXPO at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Expo takes place from March 13th to 17th. At the Expo, On Site Gas System experts are available to answer questions about how nitrogen generators work and the applications that will benefit from an on-site nitrogen generator with an N2 filling station.

If you plan to attend the Expo, please contact Mike Montesi at mmontesi@onsitegas.com to make an appointment.

When you are ready to take advantage of the many benefits an on-site nitrogen generator with a nitrogen fill station can provide, contact On Site Gas Systems. Our systems are perfect for use in the electronics manufacturing industry. With On Site Gas Systems you can save money, improve productivity and provide your staff with a safer work environment.