Tank blanketing, also know as “padding”, is the process of injecting an inert gas into a storage container to protect the contents of the container.
Because of its stable, inert, non-combustible properties, Nitrogen is the most common gas used in blanketing. Typical Nitrogen gas applications for blanketing are prevention of oxidization of cooking oils, which can change the flavor, aroma and color of the oil; to prepare products for transport; for final packaging of food products and, under pressure, to prevent contaminants from entering storage spaces.
Nitrogen also has a prominent safety benefit when working with combustible products. Reduction of oxygen levels in vapor space reduces the chances of explosions and fire, since fuels require oxygen to combust.
Because of its ready availability, Nitrogen is an economical choice for blanketing, especially when it is generated on site using a Nitrogen Generator from South-Tek Systems. Companies that have been purchasing from a gas supplier via a contract or bottles, can realize significant savings, increased efficiency, and greater safety by switching to a Nitrogen Gas Generator.
PSA Nitrogen generators are sized appropriately to meet Nitrogen purity and PSIG flow requirements, and are designed to work reliably for 20 years or longer. South-Tek Systems uses a Flow Verification System to accurately determine flow requirements for your N2 gas application. We also use a trademarked Performance Verification System to guarantee that the Nitrogen generator purchased meets or exceeds the specification requested.
To find the right sized Nitrogen Generator for your application, and for a free analysis of how much your business can save on operating costs, contact South-Tek Systems today: 888-526-6284.