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How to Determine the Cost of a Nitrogen Generator

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Are you considering purchasing a nitrogen generator and wondering how much they cost? These systems can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $30,000, depending on the size of the generator and your specific needs.

Let’s take a look at how to determine the cost of a nitrogen generator.

How Much Nitrogen Do You Use?

Before you purchase a nitrogen generator, it’s important to determine how much you use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. If you’ve previously used nitrogen cylinders, an easy way to determine your average usage is by examining your past purchases. What was the volume of gas in those cylinders? How much did they cost to rent, and did you run out of nitrogen at any point?

What’s the Ideal Purity of Your Nitrogen?

Nitrogen generators have the ability to produce purities of up to 99.999 percent.. In addition to determining your purity level, you need to know the required flow and outlet pressure. These three variables will help to determine the cost of your equipment.

What Type of Nitrogen Generator Do You Need?

Nitrogen generators typically come in two forms – stationary and portable. Stationary nitrogen generators do not move; once they are installed, they must remain in place. Portable generators, on the other hand, can be moved using a trailer system. Your cost to purchase will depend on the type of system you need for your business.

How Nitrogen Generators Can Save You Money

For many businesses that require nitrogen, the go-to solution is to rent cylinders because it’s fast and reasonably reliable. However, these tanks usually never get emptied and you are wasting as much as 20 percent of the encased nitrogen. Cylinders must also be transported within your facility, which can lead to workplace accidents and an increase in workers compensation claims.

Unlike nitrogen cylinders, on-site nitrogen generators provide a constant supply of nitrogen directly on your property, you won’t have to worry about the risks associated with transportation. Therefore, while there is an initial investment to purchase a nitrogen generator , purchasing one could save you money in the long run.

How to Buy a PSA Nitrogen Generator

Here at On Site Gas, we offer new and used nitrogen generators. We have membrane nitrogen generators, portable generators, nitrogen filling stations, custom engineered systems, and Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) nitrogen generators for sale. If you know the type of system you’d prefer, you can order it directly from us at affordable prices. And if you’re not sure or you want to spec your system, we offer custom quotes. Contact us today to discuss your nitrogen needs!