Nitrogen Generating Systems Are Key To Tyre Inflation
Nitrogen-filled tyres are used in rugged activities like construction, mining, motor racing and the aerospace industry and are becoming more popular with ordinary cars because they remain inflated for longer and are more tolerant of heat.
However, whether rolling out a Formula One car, a jet aircraft a dumper truck or a Ford car, tyre suppliers can avoid the hassle of having to outsource their gas from conventional cylinders by switching to gas on tap through a nitrogen generator.
Being at the mercy of the supply chain for bottled nitrogen, especially in extreme locations where conditions are challenging, is costly and can be difficult to transport, not to mention the health and safety risks for staff manually moving cylinders from one place to another says Oxair, an Australian specialist in the supply of gas generation equipment to international markets.
However, it is imperative that tyres are inflated with nitrogen in many sectors to reduce the risk from critical air leaks when the vehicle’s tyres are under pressure. Nitrogen-filled tyres are more resistant to hot climates and from freezing at high altitudes – India is considering making nitrogen-filled tyres mandatory on its roads to reduce the chances of tyres bursting due to excessive heat*.
That makes tyres inflated with nitrogen an excellent choice for vehicles and heavy-duty equipment where precise or constant pressure is vital. Unlike compressed air, nitrogen is an inert gas that does not react with other materials, so is resistant to corrosion and therefore provides an extra tier of safety where critical applications are involved – this is where Oxair’s nitrogen generators can assist.
Oxair’s nitrogen generators are efficient and compact, an ideal solution for tyre depots, motor racing establishments, airlines, garages, mining and construction sites. They offer a continuous flow of gas extracted from the atmosphere and are an environmentally friendlier way of delivery by reducing the carbon footprint associated with having cylinders transported from an off-site facility and then the return journey when they are empty.
The company also uses Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) or membrane technology, cost-effective filtration methods for onsite nitrogen production for a wide range of high purity and flow requirements, to be used directly by the end user on demand.
Chief Engineer, David Cheeseman, said: “At Oxair we manufacture nitrogen plants for the tyre industry which are cheap to run and once installed require minimum maintenance. They are built to last and operator friendly, making them crucial where tyres may be difficult to change or service due to the remoteness of the location or application.”
Companies will stock cylinders of nitrogen as emergency back-up vessels to meet specific needs, however customers moving to onsite generation can trust the kit from Oxair, a leading supplier of equipment noted for being among the most reliable, safest and efficient source of gas delivery.
Oxair’s designs are focused on meeting exacting customer requirements, reliability, ease of maintenance, safety, and plant self-protection. It is a world leading manufacturer of gas process systems, for shipboard and land-based use to suit any requirement.
For further information on Oxair’s products and services visit: www.oxair.com.au