Pressure Swing Adsorption is a technology used for separating gas species from a mix of various gases under pressure, depending on the affinity for an adsorbent material and the species’ molecular characteristics. This technology differs significantly from cryogenic-distillation gas separation techniques. Specific adsorptive materials, such as activated carbon or molecular sieves, are used as a trap, adsorbing the target gas species at a high pressure.
Pressure Swing Adsorption is a technology used for separating gas species from a mix of various gases under pressure, depending on the affinity for an adsorbent material and the species’ molecular characteristics. This technology differs significantly from cryogenic-distillation gas separation techniques. Specific adsorptive materials, such as activated carbon or molecular sieves, are used as a trap, adsorbing the target gas species at a high pressure. Operating at near-ambient temperatures, the process swings to low pressure, desorbing the adsorbed material.
|PSA Nitrogen Generator|
Our PSA nitrogen generators are easy to install and operate. They also offer an exceptional return on investment in addition to helping you avoid costly processing, refills and delivery expenses. Read below to learn more about PSA nitrogen generators and how they can benefit your business:
PSA nitrogen generators separate nitrogen molecules from other molecules by trapping oxygen and other gases from the compressed air stream through the process of adsorption.
The process of nitrogen generation through PSA technologies uses no chemicals, significantly lowering annual consumable costs. It also puts very little strain on its ancillary equipment so you can expect your unit to last 20+ years with the right care and maintenance.
How PSA Nitrogen Generation Works
Ad-sorption is the physical process of separating molecules. Our Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems generate nitrogen, by separating it from the oxygen in ordinary air.
A vessel containing carbon molecular sieve, or CMS, is filled with compressed air. While under pressure the smaller oxygen molecules are adsorbed by the sieve material while the larger nitrogen molecules drift past and are collected in a nitrogen receiver.
Pressure is then released from the vessel, and the oxygen molecules are vented to the atmosphere. While the depressurization is occurring, the cycle is repeated in a second vessel. The process is repeated swinging from one vessel to another for as long as there is a nitrogen demand.
PSA nitrogen technology is the preferred method of nitrogen delivery for a variety of reasons, including:
PSA nitrogen generation is a budget-friendly alternative to traditional delivery methods. In fact, PSA nitrogen generator costs are significantly lower than other delivery methods, such as liquid supply and cylinder rentals. Plus, you’ll have continuous access to your own steady supply of gas with no need for a delivery contract.
PSA nitrogen generators employ energy-saving tactics. The system will go into standby mode when no gas is being used. The generator also monitors pressure continuously to ensure generation is matched to your nitrogen demand. The system is a true on demand unit and will only produce nitrogen when needed.
PSA nitrogen generators are much safer than bulky, high-pressure cylinders. Additionally, because you can keep the entire system at room temperature, you can eliminate the need for potentially hazardous cryogenic liquids.
Our PSA nitrogen generators are highly versatile and can be used for several applications across all industries whether it is food packaging, electronic manufacturing or laser cutting.