What is the substance identification of nitrogen?
What is the ADR classification of nitrogen?
What PPE should I wear when handling liquid nitrogen?
Why is nitrogen used in the glass industry?
Why is nitrogen used in metal production?
Nitrogen is routinely used in iron and steel as well as non-ferrous metals production operations. Its uses and benefits vary across foundries, integrated mills, mini mills, specialty/stainless, and non-ferrous metals production operations. Maintenance of proper flow and pressure are critical to reduce costs and help provide consistent results.
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Why is nitrogen used for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) in the food industry?
Nitrogen is an inert gas and is used to exclude air and, in particular, oxygen. It is also used as a balance gas (filler gas) to make up the difference in a gas mixture, to prevent the collapse of packs containing high-moisture and fat-containing foods, caused by the tendency of these foods to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. For Modified Atmosphere Packaging of dried snack products 100% nitrogen is used to prevent oxidative rancidity.
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Why is nitrogen used for freezing food?
Thanks to its extremely cold temperature, liquid nitrogen can enable a cryogenic system (for example a food tunnel) to freeze food within minutes, instead of the hours traditionally required with other mechanical systems. The faster freezing causes the formation of small ice crystals, which then help ensure product moisture and quality are maintained longer.
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Why is nitrogen used for grinding?
Ultra-cold, inert nitrogen can be used to cool and control the temperature of the product or mill so you can grind more efficiently in an inert atmosphere. It can help you increase production rates, improve product quality, achieve finer particle size and more uniform particle distribution. Using nitrogen can also facilitate difficult material separation and prevent explosions.
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Why is liquid nitrogen used in cryopreservation?
Liquid nitrogen provides consistent freezing below the glass transition point of -132°C. The low temperature maintains long-term viability of the cell structure and provides reliable long-term storage, since the systems are not susceptible to electrical outages.
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How is liquid nitrogen used for solvent or VOC recovery?
Liquid nitrogen is used to to condense and freeze VOC vapours which then form frozen particles which are removed providing a clean process gas stream that should conform to environmental legislation and can be discharged into the atmosphere.
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