Packaging, Inerting and Blanketing
Helping keep your product intact and your employees and equipment safe
Inerting, also known as blanketing, is the process of replacing the atmospheric air around a substance or material with a non-reactive gas, such as nitrogen or argon, to ensure it stays in a passive or unreactive state.
Nitrogen is typically used due to its inertness and friendly environmental profile making it suitable for a host of applications. Since it does not react with most materials, nitrogen is an excellent inerting, blanketing and purging gas that can be used to protect valuable chemical products from harmful contaminants. One of its most important uses is to eliminate flammability risks in reactor vessels and storage tanks.
Other gases such as carbon dioxide and argon can also be used in some cases for inerting purposes.
The Benefits of Nitrogen Blanketing/Inerting
- Safety: Protects sensitive materials from fire and explosions with the minimum gas volume
- Controlled critical oxygen concentration (COC) levels: Proprietary software to perform calculations ranging from mixture flammability and COC
- Quality: Increase shelf-life and prevent air and other contaminants from infiltrating and causing degradation
- Range of purity and supply mode options: Your application requirements for purity, usage pattern, volume, and footprint will allow us to recommend the most efficient method of supply
Are you interested in using nitrogen for inerting?
We can help you choose the optimum method to meet your needs while also keeping gas usage to a minimum.
Ask the Expert
Technology Manager - Cryogenic Applications
There are many factors that must be considered when designing a nitrogen blanketing system. Understanding the material being stored and type of vessel will help to design an optimized system for your operation. Watch our short video on nitrogen blanketing. (2:45)
Compressed argon gas and liquid argon in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world thanks to our network of storage and transfill facilities.
Our experienced applications teams across the globe can use their industry and application knowledge to provide you with a compressed or liquid carbon dioxide supply and technology solution to meet your unique needs.
Useful as a gas, for its inert properties, and as a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties to improve yields, optimize performance and make operations safer.