Nitrogen is odourless, non-polluting and non-reactive and above all is a safe gas to use in hazardous working environments and numerous applications are found in the oil and gas production industry.
Off Shore Platforms - On off shore applications air is replaced with inert nitrogen to displace oxygen which prevents oxidation and inhibits the possibility of explosion or fire.
Oil Extraction - Onsite Nitrogen Generation is used to repressurise depleted oil wells. Along with the benefit of increased productivity, inert nitrogen has no corrosive effect on borehole piping.
Refineries - Onsite Nitrogen Generation is used to inert storage or process tanks as well as move product through pipelines at refineries. Nitrogen prevents hazardous or explosive environments.
Pipeline Drying - The extremely low dew point of nitrogen makes it an ideal choice for drying of pipelines. As a value-added feature, nitrogen is totally inert thus retarding oxidation and preventing explosions.
Pipeline Inerting - Nitrogen is the gas of choice to displace oxygen, retard oxidation, break the "burning triangle," and prevent explosions.
Pipeline Pigging - Using Onsite Nitrogen Generation as an inert propellant for moving "pigs" through pipelines during performing major maintenance or remedial treatments is the ideal solution.