Nitrogen Generators for Breweries and Wineries

Does your brewery or winery still use delivered nitrogen cylinders for pressurizing and preserving your spirits? If so, you could be spending unnecessary money. At On Site Gas, we sell permanent and portable PSA and nitrogen membrane generators that can save you money and enhance your business operations.

Types of Nitrogen Generators for Breweries and Wineries

Nitrogen generators work by separating and removing oxygen from the air so only the nitrogen is left. The nitrogen is then stored in a tank to be used in the beer and winemaking process. There are several types of nitrogen generators available for use in wineries and breweries, including:

Benefits of Nitrogen Generators for Breweries

A generator can save you anywhere from 40 to 75 percent on your nitrogen costs and provide you with a reliable source that will never run out or leak. Beyond saving you money, nitrogen generators offer a myriad of benefits for breweries. These are just some of the ways a generator can improve your operations:

  • Can be used in conjunction with carbon dioxide
  • Helps pressurize kegs
  • Helps prevent spoilage
  • Can purge tanks between batches
  • Creates a more consistent product
  • Improves color, flavor, and carbonization

Benefits of Nitrogen Generators for Wineries

Nitrogen gas is used to displace oxygen during the winemaking process in order to preserve flavor and prevent spoilage due to contamination. Wineries typically use nitrogen for flushing, sparging, blanketing, and bottling. Flushing is needed during the transfer stages in order to purge pumps, hoses, and transfer containers. During the fermentation stage, nitrogen is added as tiny gas bubbles to remove oxygen – a method known as sparging. Blanketing is the process of pushing nitrogen through bottles, barrels, and tanks in order to remove oxygen prior to storing the wine.
It is estimated that wineries can save between 40 and 80 percent on nitrogen costs when they choose to install a generator versus renting cylinders. Not to mention, you’ll be improving your winery’s environmental friendliness.
Here are just a few more of the many benefits of nitrogen generators for wineries:

  • Improve your ROI and profit margin
  • Never run out of nitrogen
  • Prevent nitrogen leakage, which is common in cylinders
  • Reduce wasted wine due to spoilage

Enhance Your Brewing and Winemaking Operation with On Site Gas

On Site Gas has been manufacturing high-quality nitrogen and oxygen equipment for over 30 years. To learn more about our nitrogen generators for breweries and wineries, or to order your PSA, membrane, or custom nitrogen generator, contact us today.

Nitrogen Generators for Laser Cutting

Nitrogen generators are extremely beneficial for manufacturing operations and businesses that offer precision laser cutting services. Using nitrogen during the laser cutting process can help reduce oxidation of metal surfaces and provide for a faster cleaner cut.

Laser Cutting with Nitrogen Generators

Using nitrogen during your laser cutting process can help you achieve precise, optimal cuts on metal, glass, and ceramic as well as other types of materials. Nitrogen keeps oxygen away from the cut, which prevents discoloration, scorching, and burning. Additionally, materials that are laser-cut with nitrogen are more likely to pass the bend test after welding and have a lower risk of paint adhesion failure.

Benefits of Using a Nitrogen Generator for Laser Cutting

Nitrogen isn’t flammable and doesn’t interact with the laser beam or the cut surface, which makes it ideal for use with laser cutters as well as welding machines.
These are just a few of the benefits of using a nitrogen generator during the laser cutting process:

  • Displaces oxygen around the cut to reduce the risk of burning, scorching, and oxidation
  • Removes molten metal from the path of the cut
  • Reduces laser cutting costs and improves ROI when compared to renting nitrogen cylinders
  • Allows for precise control of nitrogen purity levels
  • Reduces nitrogen waste
  • Provides access to a constant supply of nitrogen

Best Types of Nitrogen Generators for Laser Cutting

There are several different nitrogen generators that can be used for laser cutting. The type of machine you choose will depend on your current needs. Some of the best types of nitrogen generators for laser cutting operations include:

  • Nitrogen Filling Stations – If you already rent nitrogen cylinders or frequently need to take nitrogen to off-site locations, a nitrogen filling station may be the best solution. With this type of generator, you will be able to fill your own cylinders and transport them to various locations.
  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators – Because they have no moving parts, nitrogen membrane generators offer easy installation and low maintenance costs. In order to produce nitrogen, oxygen and moisture are separated from the atmospheric air via the membrane. We can custom build these systems to fit your desired specifications.
  • PSA Nitrogen Generators – These machines offer nitrogen purities of up to 99.999 percent. They use Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) to separate nitrogen from the normal atmospheric air. The nitrogen is then collected in a receiver while the oxygen is released into the atmosphere. PSA nitrogen generators are extremely efficient and cost-effective.
  • Engineered Nitrogen Generators – This type of generator is custom designed for laser cutting businesses. We take into consideration the volume of nitrogen currently used, future demands, optimal purity levels, on-site laser cutting equipment, and the types of materials your company cuts in order to custom design the perfect generator for your business.

Enhance Your Laser Cutting Business with a High-Quality Nitrogen Generator

Interested in cutting down on nitrogen costs and improving the efficiency of your daily operations? A nitrogen generator from On Site Gas might be just what you need. For more information about our machines, contact us today!