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Inerting/Blanketing

Because nitrogen is inert and nonflammable, it can help prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping used for flammables. Production of biodiesel via the fatty acid methyl ester process typically involves methanol or other alcohol solvents, which are flammable and volatile at normal temperatures and pressures (National Fire Prevention Association rating of 3). Biodiesel fuel requires minimal fire protection, depending on the feedstock used (NFPA rating of 1). On the other hand, nitrogen inerting/blanketing can extend biodiesel' shelf life by reducing exposure to oxidising and hydrolysing components of the air.

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Nitrogen

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can (a) prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping that is used for methanol and biodiesel fuels and (b) reduce biodiesel hygroscopicity, hydrolysis and oxidation, thereby increasing product shelf life. Our engineers can help you select the optimal supply mode to meet your needs.

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can (a) prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping that is used for methanol and biodiesel fuels and (b) reduce biodiesel hygroscopicity, hydrolysis and oxidation, thereby increasing product shelf life. Our engineers can help you select the optimal supply mode to meet your needs.

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