Category Archives: Nitrogen Membrane

New Application- Hypoxic Altitude Training

iStock-868638448.jpgPrism Membrane separators generate nitrogen for a wide variety of applications. One process that is gaining interest is high altitude simulation for athletic training. Carefully controlling a slightly elevated nitrogen content in the training chamber simulates the naturally reduced oxygen environment at high altitudes. Hypoxic training provides the benefit of a competitive athletic edge through improved strength training and weight loss.

The purity of nitrogen required to achieve a safe hypoxic environment is well within the capabilities of Prism Membrane separators. At this time, we are actively evaluating relationships with builders of hypoxic gas systems to determine and supply the best fitting membrane solution.

 

Big Win! Nitrogen Membrane System for Coral FLNG

News Release

Air Products Wins Nitrogen Contract for Coral Floating LNG Project

December 12, 2017 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced an agreement with TP JGC Coral France for the supply of its Medium and High Purity Nitrogen Package for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to be located in the Indian Ocean, offshore Mozambique, Africa. This represents the company’s second supply contract with TP JGC Coral France for this project. Earlier this year, Air Products announced an agreement to supply its proprietary cryogenic coil wound heat exchanger technology and liquefaction process license for the facility.

The FLNG facility being built by TP JGC Coral France, an incorporated joint venture formed by TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation, along with Samsung Heavy Industries, will utilize Air Products’ advanced PRISM® Membrane Separators to produce both medium- and high-purity nitrogen. The combined nitrogen production will exceed 100,000 Nm3/day. The FLNG plant will be moored and operate on the surface above 6,500 feet of water in the Indian Ocean, in a natural gas field known as Area 4 of the Coral Field.

“Air Products is very pleased to again be selected as a key supplier to the Coral FLNG project,” said Charles Page, director of Air Products PRISM Membranes. “Our Nitrogen Package, which has been designed in accordance with the consortium’s exacting requirements, leverages Air Products’ unparalleled experience for supplying similar equipment for demanding offshore applications.”

“This project affirms Air Products’ capabilities and world class position for supplying high performance membrane nitrogen generation systems for the marine and offshore market,” added Hallgeir Angel, technical sales manager, Air Products AS Engineered Nitrogen Systems. “It builds on years of experience gained on similar complex projects and integrates well in Air Products’ market-leading Nitrogen Package portfolio.”

In support of the LNG industry, Air Products provides process technology and key equipment for natural gas liquefaction processes. Upstream, Air Products provides both nitrogen and natural gas dehydration membrane systems for offshore platforms. Downstream, Air Products provides membrane nitrogen generators for LNG carriers, and land-based membrane and cryogenic nitrogen systems for LNG import terminals and base-load LNG plants.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2017 sales of $8.2 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 15,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.

Why our Membranes are the Best

Here are the top three reasons why you should choose PRISM Membrane Separators.
1. Low total costs

• Lowest air consumption membrane separator on the market across the widest portfolio of product offerings.

• Broad operating range enables flexible design and optimization.

• More than 35 years of experience in designing the most cost effective systems.

2. Quality & reliability

• USA-based manufacturing with strict AS9100 and ISO9001 quality systems.

• Trusted in critical applications like aircraft fuel tank inerting, shipboard/offshore systems, and refinery operations.

• Longest demonstrated lifespan.

3. Technical support

• Access to experts at membrane@airproducts.com or +1-314-995-3300.

• Specialized experience in trouble shooting and development support.

• Capabilities to customize or develop new membrane products.

PA4050 Membrane Performance

We’ve experienced an increase in requests for our particular PA4050-N1 membrane recently. This is our most commonly used membrane product and for your convenience, we posted the performance tables and data sheet below. This data table publishes the minimum guaranteed performance for our PA4050-N1, so it’s typical that the membranes received are even higher performing.

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Our Feature in “Compressed Air Best Practices” Magazine

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.

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Lightweight for Convenience

Packaging a PA4050Our nitrogen membrane products are designed to be lightweight for easy installation. Most of the units can be carried by one person. This makes system assembly and mobility convenient for OEM builders!

If your company packages nitrogen systems, please contact us to be your OEM supplier of lightweight membrane separators.

Nitrogen Membrane Weightsnitrogen family
PA1010 1.1 LBS, .5 KG
PA1020 1.6 LBS, .7 KG
PA3010 4.6 LBS, 2.1 KG
PA3020 6.3 LBS, 2.9 KG
PA3030 8.3 LBS, 3.8 KG
PA4030 14.6 LBS, 6.6 KG
PA4050 20.6 LBS, 9.3 KG
PA6050 39  LBS, 17.7 KG

PA3010 Membrane Separator

pa3010bOur PA3010 membrane product is conveniently sized for nitrogen or OEA systems that are restricted by space. It’s only about 15 inches in length, and about four inches in diameter. The product is available with either BSPP or NPT connection thread options.

The PA3010 has been used in applications such as beverage dispense systems, corrosion control systems, and small scuba diving systems. See the performance tables below for nitrogen flows and operating limits.