The coal mining industry has experienced wide ranging benefits from the adoption of oxygen and nitrogen generators from On Site Gas Systems .
The industry specifically uses nitrogen generators to reduce the risk of and to fight against underground fires.
The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently chose oxygen generation and nitrogen generation systems from On Site Gas Systems to develop high volume, high purity nitrogen generators for underground coal mine use.
Utilised to inert behind coal mine shaft seals, this initiative is in support of The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) recently strengthened regulations in the USA regarding sealing and inerting of unused underground mines.
On Site Gas Systems drew on extensive experience designing nitrogen generators to design this system, coupled with the company’s direct experience in inerting behind the seals of coal mines and applications in mine fire suppression.