On site oxygen generation and nitrogen generation is not a new concept, with a rapidly growing number of companies worldwide adopting this type of technology. Fuelled by the cost savings and other benefits that it offers, Australia is no exception.
More and more companies every day are investigating the options open to them and the extent of the cost savings on site gas generation can offer. So to cater for this growing demand, one market leader from the USA, On Site Gas Systems Inc has taken steps to have local representatives in Australia, bringing to this market over 25 years experience in designing and manufacturing both oxygen generators and nitrogen generators.
On Site Gas Systems Inc has an enviable history in on site gas generation technology, with the On Site Gas Systems’ president starting out designing oxygen generation systems for NASA for the Apollo space program. This was under the early NASA philosophy of seeking reliability through simplicity, and according to On Site Gas Systems in Australia, this has been the root of its success around the world to date.
True genius is to take a complex problem, make it simple, and then keeps it that way, and this is exactly what On Site Gas Systems has done. It is this commitment that has seen hundreds of On Site Gas Systems’ units placed with the US Military in various parts of the world, as well as with some of the iconic global companies across various industries around the world. On Site Gas Systems market leading technology and inherent simplicity seem to be a formula for success.
The way it works is quite simple. Given that the air is predominantly made up of nitrogen and oxygen with some other trace gasses, it is simply a matter of knowing how to separate the gasses in the air and capture the one required.
According to On Site Gas Systems in Australia, there is actually no generation of gas occurring at all, and it is a widely miss-described process. The generator takes a feed of compressed air, physically separates the existing gasses either through a molecular sieve or through a membrane (depending on the technology used and application) and exhausts the gas not required, while storing the other.
There are different methods of generating gas, with On Site Gas Systems offering PSA Oxygen generators and PSA Nitrogen generators as well as Membrane Nitrogen generators. Different applications will dictate suited technology for nitrogen applications.
On Site Gas Systems Oxygen generators and Nitrogen generators are individually sized, and built for correct flow, purity and pressure, giving On Site Gas Systems the ability to cater for small flow applications to super high flows of over 2000 cubic meters per hour. Nitrogen is available in purities from 95% through to 99.9995%, and Oxygen is available in 95% or 99% purity.
The major benefit of this technology is that of cost savings, with On Site Gas Systems running financial models to establish for each customer the real benefits available to them. Other benefits to on site generation are that of reliability, safety and convenience. The units operate in response to demand in the downstream distribution system, so concept is that the user will never have to worry about gas again, it is simply generated as and when the process needs it, fully automatically.
On site gas generation additionally protects users from price increases, cuts out delivery and rental fees associated with liquid or cylinder gas supplies, and offers total convenience of being able to take what is needed when it is needed.
On site gas generation offers users a low possible cost per cubic meter of gas, and offers unmatched reliability and safety, compared with traditional forms of gas supply. With such a reliable and accepted technology, for any gas user, it would seem the only question should be does the user wants gas to be an ongoing drain on operating budget or a small capital expenditure?