Commonly Asked Questions for Military Application of Nitrogen Generators
Nitrogen at high– and low-pressure is used in a wide variety of military applications from robust M777 recoil systems to sensitive electro-optical equipment. Nitrogen is a non-reactive gas that prevents corrosion of costly military equipment, ensuring the longevity of vital equipment. Oxygen and water vapor (the two other gasses that make up the majority of the air around us) are more reactive gasses that can cause corrosion, equipment malfunction or failure. Pure nitrogen is also inherently dry, creating the ideal protection for inhibiting degradation, and protecting sensitive optics from fogging and obstructing vision.
Nitrogen generators ensure nitrogen is available when and where you need it; they provide the most convenient, safe and cost-effective way to take control and power your own readiness.
South-Tek Systems’ high-pressure nitrogen generators and low-pressure nitrogen generators serve a variety of vital functions for military use. High pressure nitrogen fulfills a number of military use cases, including filling gas suspensions in light-to-medium vehicles such as the JLTV and Stryker, long-term pressurization of fire suppression cylinders, filling aircraft and ground vehicle tires and struts and maintaining pressure in M-777 recoil systems.
Low-pressure nitrogen use cases include filling weatherproof enclosures, preventing fog in scopes and NVD’s and ensuring the longevity of electro-optic systems. Having a nitrogen generator on-site eliminates the need to order nitrogen canisters and rely on their supply chain, which can impair operations.
High-pressure nitrogen generators reliably support the following applications:
- Fill high-pressure gas suspensions in JLTV, Stryker and other light-to-medium combat vehicles;
- Maintain pressure in M-777 recoil systems;
- Pressurize fire suppression cylinders;
- Fill vehicle and aircraft tires and struts;
- Fill flight line backpack cylinders;
- Provide backup ready-to-fill nitrogen supply via included cylinder; and
- Any other high-pressure use.
Low-pressure nitrogen generators reliably support the following applications:
- Ensure crystal-clear night vision device (NVD) optics;
- Maintain sensitive electro-optics equipment;
- Inhibit fogginess in scope and sights;
- Protect contents within weatherproof enclosures; and
- Any other low-pressure use.
Since 2006, South-Tek has supplied the U.S. military with nitrogen solutions that withstand the rigors of the armed forces. South-Tek nitrogen generators are built reliably to withstand the tough conditions military applications require. South-Tek nitrogen generators are also easy to maintain, and eliminate the never-ending cycle of ordering costly nitrogen cylinders. More importantly, having South-Tek generators on-site eliminates the possibility of suspending operations due to running out of nitrogen at critical stages of need.
In the event that support is needed, South-Tek is available to answer any questions along the way. With service representatives able to quickly connect via email, a call or virtual troubleshooting, it’s never too hard to find support for your South-Tek nitrogen generator. Get in touch with South-Tek’s customer service here.
Nitrogen is a non-reactive and non-corrosive gas that significantly extends the life span of military equipment. From saving vehicle suspension from failure, to ensuring a crystal-clear scope or night vision device, nitrogen from a South-Tek generator inhibits dangerous equipment malfunctions or failures that could cause unsafe environments.
One of the core advantages of South-Tek nitrogen generators is their durability and portability. South-Tek generators are designed with field operations in mind and the most portable models such as the N2Gen 4HC and N2Gen HPCD-01D are housed within hard cases protecting the generators from the elements and the other hazards of field-use.
South-Tek Systems generators have a long system life of 18-24 years.
While traditional nitrogen tanks or cylinders and South-Tek nitrogen generators provide the same material, the advantages of on-site generation far outweigh the traditional tank. Other than minimal maintenance items, there is no ongoing cost associated with South-Tek generators. Additionally, they eliminate the never-ending cycle of ordering costly nitrogen tanks and keeping track of run-outs and re-orders. Most importantly, you know that nitrogen is always available, eliminating the possibility of suspending operations due to running out at critical times of need.
South-Tek Systems nitrogen generators were designed to be easily maintained in the field, without the need for costly and cumbersome equipment. User-friendly controls and easily-digestible instructions ensure ease-of-use when it matters most.