Our nitrogen and air dehydration membrane separators were featured in last week’s publication of Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine. The end user company, Basil V.R. Greatrex, worked with our partner company, Titus Co, to incorporate PRISM membrane technology into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy operation. The project required both high purity nitrogen generation and compressed air dehydration to a dew point of -80°C. Our business was happy to partner with Titus Co to achieve the solution. Read the full article here.
Air Products sells membrane separators in two simple ways:
- In large, (turn-key) nitrogen and process gas membrane systems
- To B2B OEM gas system builders to serve niche applications
Today’s post provides details on our OEM partner relationships where we manufacture reliable, long lasting membrane separators for companies who build their own membrane systems. Examples of these specialty systems include controlled atmosphere systems for food preservation, nitrox systems for scuba diving, pneumatic air dryer systems, and biogas upgrading packages.
With diverse applications like this, it is intentional and beneficial for us to allow the application experts to build the systems in their own field of specialty.
That means that we can focus our efforts towards providing the best technical support to these partners and perfecting the membrane products. This supplier-to-customer relationship allows each party to specialize in their own field, and that’s what makes the membranes business successful.
Air Products offers OEM Partners
Priority lead times
Occasional end user inquiries for system quotes
The OEM Partner’s Job
Build innovative gas generating or gas purifying systems using PRISM Membrane separators
Sell or rent completed systems to end users or distributors
Common OEM Applications
Oxygen Enriched Air Generation
Compressed Air Dehydration
Common OEM Industries
Oil and Gas
Food and Beverage
The PRISM Membranes Group is currently accepting new partnerships and encourages inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nuvair develops and offers multiple innovative membrane systems for breathing applications and scuba diving. Their systems eliminate the dangers of handling and exchanging pure oxygen cylinders and provide many benefits to the end users as well.
Nuvair’s nitrox systems can conveniently fill tanks or deliver continuous breathing gas at any desired oxygen level from 21 to 40 percent.
Features & Benefits to diving applications:
• Increased bottom time to depths of 120 feet
• Portable from dock to boat
• Enhanced safety
• Less fatigue following a dive
• Easily operated
Learn more about Nuvair’s nitrox membrane systems here.
Prism membrane separators generate nitrogen for bumper welding projects in automotive shops. Using nitrogen as a shield gas for plastic welding projects reduces smoke and oxidation to achieve a stronger weld. View Bumper Smith’s plastic welding equipment to learn more and for additional nitrogen membrane applications, click here.
If you attended the SEMA Automotive Tradeshow (Specialty Equipment Market Association) last week, you may have seen a tire inflation system that utilizes our Prism nitrogen membrane separator. We are proud to be Branick’s supplier of membrane separators for their innovative nitrogen systems. Watch how the tire inflation system works in this short TV clip.
Our innovative partner, Engineered Corrosion Solutions (ECS) recently commercialized a new wall mounted membrane system!
The “Fill and Purge” nitrogen membrane system displaces the oxygen in fire sprinkler piping to prevent corrosion. The whole unit is conveniently sized and is well suited to inert dry sprinkler systems in retirement centers, shops, and other public locations. Learn more about the nitrogen capacity and installation steps in this comprehensive document.
We are thrilled to announce that our membrane has been selected for one of the most exciting developments in the beverage world, Nitro Coffee. Our partners, JoeTap and Micro Matic are cranking out countertop nitro systems designed for convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and offices.
These membrane systems have an increased safety and convenience factor when compared to nitro coffee systems that use nitrogen cylinders. There are no repetitive tank changes or lugging of heavy cylinders. The membrane unit generates nitrogen on the spot with a ‘set it and forget it’ mentality for system operators.
The best part about being involved in nitrogen applications like nitro brew coffee is that they are truly fun and innovative concepts. Nitro brew coffee is delicious and has even been compared to drinking a Guinness. Infused nitrogen enhances the silky smoothness in the beverage and there’s an added entertainment factor of experiencing the eye-catching cascade effect.
Nitrotherm Spray by Eurosider is a patented coating application technology which utilizes our Prism Membrane separators. These innovative systems use nitrogen as the carrier gas along with controlled temperature settings to achieve flawless coating applications. The systems reduce wasteful over-spraying and decrease application time.
In a recent article, Eurosider discussed the success of Nitrotherm Spray systems in the wood furniture market. The application thrived in furniture manufacturing facilities in Europe and is now expanding into the United States. Automotive painting is another successful industry where the Nitrotherm Spray systems flourish. To learn more about Eurosider’s innovative membrane systems, visit their booth at the Automechanika, tradeshow this week in Frankfurt, Germany.
We offer two options for procuring Prism membrane separators.
1. Buy a complete membrane system, engineered by Air Products
We offer turnkey membrane systems for large scale nitrogen production, shipboard gas generation, and process gas applications. Many of these systems are located in oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and ammonia production plants. Learn more about our membrane systems here.
2. Buy individual membrane separators and build your own systems
This is considered our “OEM” style of business. We partner with membrane system builders who have innovative applications for nitrogen, biogas, oxygen enriched air, and air dehydration. We supply the appropriate membrane, technical support, and preferred pricing and lead times while the OEM builds and sells the systems to end users. Learn more about our OEM partnerships and if you would like to use our membrane technology in your gas systems, please contact us here.
Are you going to the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston next week? Our Preferred Partner, Bauer Compressor, will be exhibiting their innovative nitrogen membrane system in booth 11901. For nearly two decades, we’ve supplied Bauer with Prism Membrane separators, and in return, they have always exhibited their expertise in building advanced compression packages. Meet our nice friends in the Bauer booth and you’ll quickly understand why our supplier relationship has lasted so long.