Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Columbus

Nitrogen is utilized for many purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the preservation of various (typically highly flammable liquid) materials. This method of preventative maintenance is termed blanketing in the specialty gases industry.

In the majority of tank vessels there is headspace that, left unfilled, can begin the oxidation process for substances that are liable to this occurrence. In order to maintain these substances in their purest condition during transportation and storage, high purity, dry nitrogen is used to replace the air that typically inhabits the headspace in these tanks.

To control the amount of nitrogen that occupies the tank, a valve control system on the tank regulates nitrogen quantities. The valve adjusts to keep consistent positive pressure in the headspace of the tank. While the tank is emptying, there will be a considerable increase of nitrogen to compensate the empty space.

If you would like to learn more about our high purity nitrogen in Columbus, please contact Delille Oxygen Company.