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Inerting/Blanketing

In processing certain types of biomass feedstock, there may be flammability concerns due to fine particulates and, under special conditions, self-ignition characteristics. In addition, most biofuels have high flammability ratings and may also be susceptible to performance degradation. In these cases, inerting/blanketing with nitrogen may be required to maintain process safety and to prolong biomass feedstock and biofuel product shelf-life. Our engineers can help you specify the optimal nitrogen inerting/blanketing system to meet your needs. To find out more, contact us at the office nearest your location.

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Nitrogen

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can help prevent fire due to fine particulates or under special conditions self-ignition of cellulosic feedstock. It can also help prolong feedstock and product shelf-life. In addition, thermochemical conversion processes such as torrefaction and pyrolysis may benefit from a non-oxidising atmosphere as the biomass feedstock is heated to drive off volatile compounds.

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can help prevent fire due to fine particulates or under special conditions self-ignition of cellulosic feedstock. It can also help prolong feedstock and product shelf-life. In addition, thermochemical conversion processes such as torrefaction and pyrolysis may benefit from a non-oxidising atmosphere as the biomass feedstock is heated to drive off volatile compounds.

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