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Powder Metal
Metals and Materials Processing

Inerting for Powder Metal

Innovative solutions and expertise

Argon or nitrogen are commonly used for inerting metal powder during processing, storage and use. The type of gas used can impact the quality of the final product. Air Products offers a full range of industrial gas supply options and technical services for small and large volume users. Our applications engineers can work with you to understand your inerting needs and recommend improvements that can help you optimize gas use and improve product quality.

Powder Metal Inerting Expertise and Solutions

Applying innovation and expertise to solve our customers’ problems is a core strength

Improve quality of powder metal

Proper selection of gas type, flow and pressure can improve the quality of the metal powder product

Optimize gas use

Our applications engineers can work with you to understand your powder metal production process and recommend improvements

Prevent oxidation

Our nitrogen or argon atmospheres protect metal powder from oxidation

Improve safety

Inerting with nitrogen or argon can help prevent metal combustible dust explosions