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Air Products Expands its PRISM® Solutions Range for On-Site Nitrogen Production

Air Products' new PRISM® mini nitrogen generators now enable on-site nitrogen generation for users with a gas requirement below 200 Nm3/h and a purity between 95% and 99.999%. Compact and modular, the generators require only a small space and are easy to install and operate. “Its flexible configuration means a particular advantage for customers, because the system stops and starts automatically according to the gas demand. In combination with state-of-the-art technology, this reduces the consumption of air and electricity. This not only reduces the costs for energy-intensive applications, but also supports the sustainability targets of many companies through the associated reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition, the nitrogen generator can often be integrated into the existing compressed air network”, explains Lieve Van Bellinghen, Business Manager Generated Gases Northern Continent.

The basic technology of the generators is the process of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), which is mainly used in large plants up to now. Depending on the plant design, the PSA process supplies nitrogen in degrees of purity of 95% to 99.999% - using considerably less supply air than other typical processes require.

“With the PRISM® Mini Nitrogen Generators we complete our offer range of small demand and at the same time we offer a cost-effective alternative to a gas supply using cylinders or small tanks “, Van Bellinghen adds.

The nitrogen produced by the PRISM® plant is not only suitable for typical applications such as metal and plastics processing or for processes in the chemical industry, it also complies with EC regulations 178/2002 and 852/2004 for food and the European Pharmacopoeia and can therefore also be used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The PRISM® mini nitrogen generators were developed based on Air Products' sustainability strategy. The concept of corporate responsibility is an essential component of the business model at all levels of the organization. Air Products wants to contribute to society through its activities within different communities (customers, suppliers, sales partners and employees). To this end, sustainability is in the center of the business, supported by three fundamental pillars: Grow, Conserve and Care.

Grow means that Air Products helps customers enhance their sustainability performance by improving their productivity, producing better quality products, reducing energy use and lowering emissions. All in accordance with its Code of Conduct by adhering to the highest standards of integrity and commitment to ethics in all its business interactions. The Conserve pillar refers to Air Products' high environmental performance targets in terms of reducing environmental footprint, energy, and water consumption. Care is aligned with a culture of safety, simplicity, speed and self-confidence with Care. Likewise, Air Products is committed to developing employees, supporting the communities in which it operates, collaborating with suppliers who share the same commitment.

For more information on Air Products' sustainability strategy, please visit: The brochure ‘Duurzaamheid in de spotlights’, which can be download from the same Air Products website link, also provides information on sustainability activities in The Netherlands.

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