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First-Generation Ethanol

Inerting/Blanketing

Ethanol is flammable and can pose a safety hazard during storage and processing. Ethanol has a “3” out of “4” fire hazard rating from the National Fire Prevention Association. A rating of 3 is given to all materials that are flammable, volatile or explosive at normal temperatures and pressures. Because nitrogen is inert and nonflammable, nitrogen inerting/blanketing can:

  • Prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping that are used for ethanol
  • Reduce ethanol hygroscopicity, hydrolysis and oxidation, thereby increasing product shelf-life and improving quality of the end product.

Our engineers can help you specify the optimal nitrogen supply system to meet your needs.

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Gases

Nitrogen

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping that are used for ethanol. It can also reduce hygroscopicity, hydrolysis and oxidation, thereby increasing product shelf-life and improving quality of the end product.

Because nitrogen is inert and non-flammable, it can prevent fires or explosions by displacing oxygen in storage vessels and piping that are used for ethanol. It can also reduce hygroscopicity, hydrolysis and oxidation, thereby increasing product shelf-life and improving quality of the end product.

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