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Are you paying too much for Nitrogen deliveries?

Do you order bulk N2 and looking for a more cost effective & reliable option?

Don’t buy nitrogen – make it on-site with a highly efficient Atlas Copco Nitrogen Generator.

What is Nitrogen gas?

Nitrogen gas is an industrial gas produced using air separation by mechanical means by taking atmospheric air (the air that you are breathing – 78% nitrogen & 20.9% oxygen), pressurising it in an air compressor and then separating it with either a membrane or PSA (pressure swing adsorption) generator.

Nitrogen can be supplied in multiple ways:

  • Buying high pressure nitrogen cylinders;
  • Buying dewars of liquid nitrogen;
  • Buying bulk liquid nitrogen
  • or Don’t buy nitrogen – make it on-site with a nitrogen generator.

Shifting to on-site nitrogen generation capabilities is just one way that manufacturing facilities can achieve significant cost savings, with the added benefit of a lower carbon footprint to help lead the way as an environmental steward in the community.


Nitrogen Gas Generation has a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Serving as an inert replacement for air where oxidation is undesirable:

  • To preserve the freshness of packaged or bulk foods (by delaying rancidity and other forms of oxidative damage) – potato chips, nuts, snack foods and packaged salads.

  • To preserve the freshness of wine (by delaying rancidity and other forms of oxidative damage)

  • On top of liquid explosives as a safety measure – paints and solvents

  • The production of electronic parts such as transistors, diodes and integrated circuits (prevents oxygen and moisture)

  • Dried and pressurised, as a dielectric gas for high voltage equipment

Selecting the right solution for your Industries needs:

  • Tyre filling – N2 eliminates oxidation (which causes premature tyre wear) and offers better tyre pressure retention.
  • Food Industry Nitrogen is an efficient, cost-effective way to displace oxygen and moisture.
  • Beverage N2 is used for beverage storage, CO2 mixing and beverage transport/dispensing (also for example to prevent oxidation of vitamin C in fruit juices)
  • Packaging N2 prevents spoilage, preserves freshness, maintains flavour and dramatically extends shelf life.
  • Laser cutting – Instead of air now we use Nitrogen to cool down the metal sheets (because oxygen in the air causes decolouring of the cut edges). Nitrogen is also flushed over the laser mirrors to keep them clean from particles and humidity (what would disturb the laser beam).
  • Drilling Nitrogen displaces oxygen. It reduces the contamination of the hydrocarbon field. It prevents downhole fires and explosions and is easily separated from the hydrocarbons.
  • Sintering Nitrogen is used to inert the sintering process. (Sintering is the process of melting and compressing metal in molds).
  • Refineries Nitrogen is used to inert storage or process tanks as well as move product through pipelines at refineries.
  • Printing High-speed printers uses nitrogen for drying and to prevent oxygen contamination on film production and separation.
  • Pipelines Nitrogen is used to displace oxygen, slow down oxidation, break the “fire triangle,” and prevent explosions. It is also used to inert and also dry the pipelines
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Most pharmaceutical companies have multiple nitrogen uses and purity demands.
  • Laboratory High-purity nitrogen is used as a carrier gas. But it is also used for chemical analysis, spectrometers and thermal analyzers.
  • Gas assist injection molding – In plastic injection molding nitrogen is often used as gas that prevents oxidation of the plastic and leaves the mold with a clean surface and without any sink marks.
  • Brazing  is a process that is well matched for PSA generated N2. Nitrogen provides a blanket over the product that prevents decolourization and oxidation.
  • Surface Equipment Inerting: By applying a cover of nitrogen, explosions in the environment can be prevented.
  • Blanketing: Prevents liquid from vapourising into the atmosphere, Reduces ignition potential, Prevents oxidation or contamination of the product by reducing its exposure to atmospheric air, Reduces the moisture content
  • Fire Suppression: Reducing N2 in working areas or building is now been examined as a real solution to reducing the risk of combustion
  • Fitness: N2 is being used for  gyms and sports science as a way to train by simulation altitude.

Atlas Copco’s NGM nitrogen generators

Atlas Copco’s NGM Nitrogen Generators are flexible enough to adapt to your specific applications

Atlas Copco’s NGM nitrogen generators

Based on innovative membrane technology, Atlas Copco’s NGM Nitrogen Generators are flexible enough to adapt to your specific applications. And with low operating costs they offer an excellent return on investment

Atlas Copco’s NGP nitrogen generators

Atlas Copco’s NGP nitrogen generators are easy to install and use.

Atlas Copco’s NGP nitrogen generators

Atlas Copco’s NGP nitrogen generators are easy to install and use.
They offer the required purity with a high flow capacity, making them suitable for a range of applications.

Air and Lift Gear have over 25-Years of experience in the air business, we listen to your needs and offer Real Solutions to meet those needs.

Air & Lift Gear offers a vast range of air compressors and air dryers suited to many different commercial, domestic and industrial requirements.Air & Lift Gear are proud partners of leading air compressor manufacturers and brands such as Atlas Copco, Airmac and Ingersoll Rand.
Whatever your Budget or Compressed Air Requirements Atlas Copco offer multiple options for you
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Shifting to on-site nitrogen generation capabilities is just one way that manufacturing facilities can achieve significant cost savings
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Air & Lift Gear supply piston, rotary screw and variable speed compressors that are designed for superior performance in the harshest conditions.Our experienced technicians can also install, repair and provide regular maintenance for your air compressor units.
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Air and Lift Gear Sunshine Coast located in Maroochydore – Contact us at 4 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore, Phone : 07 5443 9633 for all your needs. Sales and service of all Air Compressors, sales and certification of lifting equipment and fall prevention equipment.

Drop into our warehouse, plenty of parking – just near the corner of Kayleigh Drive & Wises Rd Maroochydore