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Can we conserve energy and increase savings by converting to a synthetic nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere?


Tom Philips
Sr. Principal Applications Engineer

In one word—yes. You can lower costs and reduce waste by converting from a generated atmosphere such as endothermic or dissociated ammonia to a synthetic nitrogen/hydrogen atmosphere.

Here’s how:

  • Using and paying for the atmosphere only when your furnace is in production, rather than paying for fixed output volumes with generators—even if you use less than the set volume.
  • Reducing the hydrogen concentration to a range of 2%–10% while maintaining the high reducing potential that results from the very low dew point of nitrogen.
  • Zoning the atmosphere by adding only the required gas blend and volume independently in the different zones of the furnace.

To find out which atmosphere system can provide the greatest benefits to your operation, call us at 800-654-4567 to talk to an Air Products applications engineer.

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