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Why Your Microbrewery Needs an Onsite Nitrogen Generator


While the ingredients in beer are basic, making beer is anything but. It is basically one big chemistry experiment, and every detail needs to be perfect for the beer to have the ideal taste and mouthfeel. And one of the key components of this process is nitrogen. Why a Nitrogen Generator for Craft Brewery? The basic brewing process can be broken down into four steps: malting, mashing, boiling, and fermenting — and nitrogen is used in many of them. Here are just some of the ways to use a nitrogen generator for a craft brewery: Nitrogen gas is used to completely clean out tanks between batches. The nitrogen removes any wort, mash, or beer to make sure it doesn’t oxidize in the tank and add…

What Is a Nitrogen Generator Used For—The Many Industrial Applications of Nitrogen Gas

Nitrogen gas is used for a lot more things than you may realize. From food packaging to electronics production to mining, nitrogen gas is used in multiple applications every day. And these industries often rely on the nitrogen gas being delivered in cylinders, which logistically can be a hassle, and it can also be expensive. A better alternative is a nitrogen generator. What Is a Nitrogen Generator Used For? In short, a nitrogen generator is used to produce nitrogen gas, on site, in many different industries. With a nitrogen generator available, companies are able to produce the nitrogen gas they need, when they need it, eliminating the need for cylinder delivery and the worry of running out. Industrial Uses for Nitrogen Gas Nitrogen gas is…

On Site Gas Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Newington, C.T., December 30, 2017 – On Site Gas Systems, Inc. began producing nitrogen and oxygen generators 30 years ago in Newington, Connecticut, and today their products are used worldwide. Over the years, they have earned countless awards and paved the way for the industry. They continue to be an innovator and are dedicated to manufacturing cost-saving, reliable oxygen and nitrogen generation systems for numerous applications. Frank Hursey founded On Site Gas Systems, Inc. in 1987. Previously, he worked on NASA’s Apollo Program as a key part of the breathing air teamFollowing that, Hursey helped create one of the first oxygen concentrators that was approved for home-use. After these experiences, Hursey decided to use his expertise of the nitrogen and oxygen generation industry to form…

Environmental Benefits of Producing and Using Nitrogen Gas

There are many benefits to using an on site nitrogen generator, including increased efficiency and a better bottom line. However, there are also many environmental benefits to both using nitrogen and making your own nitrogen on site. Today’s consumers are savvy, and they are looking for companies to do business with that care about the environment and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. By integrating nitrogen gas on site at your facility, you can help the environment in the following ways: Eliminate the Need for Preservatives with Nitrogen in Food Packaging Many companies add preservatives to their food products to help them last longer on the shelves, but with the introduction of nitrogen gas, most of these preservatives can be reduced or eliminated. Nitrogen…

What You Need to Know About the Maintenance of Your Nitrogen or Oxygen Generator

Our on site nitrogen and oxygen generators are simple to use and don’t require much upkeep. However, just like most things you use on a regular basis, annual maintenance is strongly recommended. Here is a look at what questions you should ask yourself to see if it is time for maintenance on your oxygen or nitrogen generator, as well as an overview of why this maintenance is so important. Questions to Ask If you are unsure if your nitrogen or oxygen generator is in need of maintenance, you simply need to ask yourself these seven questions. If you answer yes to any of them, maintenance is very strongly recommended. Does the HMI show any maintenance messages? This is a clear indicator it is time to…

On Site Nitrogen Gas Helps with Precious Metal Mining

Nitrogen Gas and Its Use in Mining Precious Metals Mining for precious metals is a tedious and dangerous task. The job comes with many risks, but with on site nitrogen gas, many of them can be minimized. Here is a closer look at how nitrogen gas is used in the precious metals industry. Put Out Fires with Nitrogen Gas Potential fires are a huge threat to the precious metals industry. Not only can they be dangerous to the miners, they are a threat to the environment. When operations have to be shut down due to a fire, the company can lose millions of dollars per day. Clearly, having a quick, reliable way to extinguish a fire is paramount for the precious metals industry. With on…

5 Benefits of a Used Oxygen and Nitrogen Generator from On Site Gas Systems

When you know the benefits of a nitrogen generator or an oxygen generator, but you want to save yourself some money, looking at used equipment is an obvious next step. However, when purchasing used oxygen and nitrogen generators, you can’t just purchase them from anyone. While it is common to turn to eBay or Craigslist when looking for used goods, a nitrogen or oxygen generator is something better purchased from the pros. If you buy one from a stranger, you will have no idea the history of the equipment, if it was maintained properly, and how long it was used for. You also have no guarantee if something does go wrong. At On Site Gas Systems, we sell both used nitrogen generators and used oxygen…

What Is a Nitrogen Generator Used For and Other Common Questions

At On Site Gas Systems, we get a lot of questions. Whether our customers are asking us, What does a nitrogen generator do? or How do you make nitrogen gas? we understand that our products can be a bit complicated. To make it simple to understand, here are the short answers to our most commonly asked questions in regards to nitrogen generators. What Is a Nitrogen Generator Used For? Nitrogen gas is used in a wide variety of industries, including everything from food packaging to mining, and all of these uses require a consistent supply of nitrogen gas. Many companies use nitrogen cylinders to get the gas they need; however, that is a huge hassle, is a never-ending expense, and can halt production if the…

Nitro Brew, Nitro Beer, Nitro Pour? Just Give Me A Drink!

If you are a brewer or a bar, you know how important the mouth feel is to the beer you are making/serving. It is everything. When a beer has a better mouth feel, it is more enjoyable to drink and provides a more immersive experience. So it’s no surprise that nitro beer is becoming very popular. Here is a closer look at what a nitro beer is, as well as a discussion of the various terms it goes by, including nitro beer, nitro brew, and nitro pour. What Is a Nitro Beer As you know, traditional beer uses carbon dioxide to achieve the carbonation effect that beer is famous for. Recently, brewers have started integrating nitrogen into the brewing process instead of just carbon dioxide….

On Site Nitrogen Gas Makes Food Packaging More Effective

The actual food product you are creating is only half the battle; you also have to package it in an attractive and effective way. The purpose of food packaging goes far beyond making your product look good: It is responsible for keeping it fresh and minimizing damage in shipping and storage. That’s why most food packaging companies turn to nitrogen gas. Here is a closer look at why brands use nitrogen gas in food packaging, as well as the main reasons to invest in on site nitrogen gas. Benefits of Nitrogen Gas in Food Packaging The main purpose of nitrogen gas in food packaging is to displace the oxygen and fill the air space within the package. All industries and all types of packaging can…

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