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Autoclave Inerting

As the production of carbon fiber components grows significantly due to the increasing demand for lighter weight materials, especially in aerospace applications, the use of autoclaves to process the parts continues to grow. Consequently the use of nitrogen to provide an inert atmosphere and pressure during the curing process becomes critical to the operation. Because of the unique cycles of the various composite curing processes in the autoclaves, the operating parameters - such as autoclave volumes, instantaneous flow rates, pressures, purity, fill times, overall duration, and number of autoclaves - are critical to understand. A thorough understanding of the overall operational requirements allows a nitrogen supply system to be properly sized to provide reliability in meeting production schedules and quality of these expensive parts, while also ensuring safety in the use of nitrogen.

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Gases

Nitrogen Supply Options for Autoclave Inerting

Air Products can help optimize your nitrogen supply modes based on your requirements. To help determine if liquid or on-site generation better suits your needs, we consider factors such as your usage pattern, flowrate, pressure and purity .

Air Products can help optimize your nitrogen supply modes based on your requirements. To help determine if liquid or on-site generation better suits your needs, we consider factors such as your usage pattern, flowrate, pressure and purity .

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Training

Training can include gas atmosphere safety, properties of gases, metal treating applications, NFPA 86, piping and flow control panel requirements, and troubleshooting for atmosphere problems. This information can help keep your furnace operations safe and help prevent accidents.

Training can include gas atmosphere safety, properties of gases, metal treating applications, NFPA 86, piping and flow control panel requirements, and troubleshooting for atmosphere problems. This information can help keep your furnace operations safe and help prevent accidents.

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