Nitrogen gas provides a number of diverse uses for a wide variety of manufacturers. As a sister function of compressed air, on-site nitrogen generation can provide additional opportunities for cost savings and other efficiencies for manufacturers who shift from delivered liquid nitrogen service.
The cost of delivered liquid nitrogen in the industrial marketplace can range, depending on market costs and delivery location, from $0.35 per hundred cubic feet to $1.50 per hundred cubic feet. In cylinders, the price can jump as high as $3 per hundred cubic feet. Shifting to the use of on-site nitrogen generation can initially drop costs to around $0.21 per hundred cubic feet, regardless of the user’s location.
A number of manufacturers who depend on nitrogen gas as a critical function of their business are shifting from liquid nitrogen delivery to on-site nitrogen gas generation. It becomes easy to justify the change when these companies realize they can generate savings of 40 percent to 80 percent, depending on current liquid nitrogen market prices, with a shift to on-site nitrogen generation.
On-site nitrogen equipment providers like Atlas Copco can work with manufacturers to develop a spreadsheet to help them identify the ultimate savings that are waiting with a shift from delivered liquid nitrogen to on-site generation in a variety of industries.
Manufacturers can quickly increase efficiency and reduce costs with a shift to on-site nitrogen generation from delivery. And, the peripheral benefits associated with this process change will also make a lasting impact on your employees and customers.