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On-site nitrogen for tire inflation

Did you know that using nitrogen for tire inflation has a lot of advantages? Compared to inflating tires with air, using N2 benefits the tire, fuel consumption, and vehicle safety. And the best way to get that nitrogen is to simply produce your own. 

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What role does nitrogen play in tire inflation?

What you put into a tire greatly influences what you get out of it. As an inert and dry gas, that makes nitrogen (N2) the ideal choice for tire inflation for several reasons:

  • Improved safety: High speeds or heavy loads can put a lot of stress on a tire and could cause it to explode. Using nitrogen eliminates this risk because it limits the oxygen level inside the tire.
  • Better fuel efficiency: Tires containing nitrogen maintain their pressure longer. This reduces friction and results in significant fuel efficiency gains (often a 2-3% improvement).
  • Optimized performance: Nitrogen ensures a more stable tire pressure. This extends the life of the tire, reduces the number of inflations, and improves maneuverability. Nitrogen increases these benefits further by reducing the moisture content in tires.

What are the nitrogen requirements for tire inflation?

As a superior method of tire inflation, nitrogen offers a range of benefits. To take full advantage of them, any N2 solution has to meet specific requirements:

  • Reliability: A lot is riding on tires, so a dependable supply of nitrogen is key.
  • Purity: Tire inflation requires lower purity nitrogen, which is less expensive to produce. This means significant cost-efficiencies can be achieved with an N2 solution that allows for the selection of the right purity.
  • Versatility: A nitrogen solution for tire inflation must meet the diverse needs of the wide range of tire types and applications. 
  • Compact and quiet: Tire inflation nitrogen generators are typically installed at the point of use. With people working in close proximity, a compact and quiet generator is a valued asset.
  • Ease of use: Tire inflation should not be a complicated task. Any nitrogen solution must be easy to operate by multiple staff members.

On-site generation of nitrogen for tire inflation – the preferred solution

Companies with large vehicles, vehicles that travel great distances or those subject to high stresses should use N2. The better option for these companies is to generate their own nitrogen. This has many benefits, such as:

  • Greater cost-efficiency saves you money
  • Eliminating bottle or liquid deliveries reduces your environmental footprint
  • Take charge of your own nitrogen supply
  • Less hassle by removing supply logistics 

Drive to success with the PMNG HE

The PMNG HE is the ideal solution for the convenient and cost-efficient generation of nitrogen for tire inflation.

  • Cost-efficient and sustainable: The PMNG HE is 35% more efficient than other membrane gas generators. This lowers your energy use and operational costs while reducing your environmental impact.
  • Superior reliability: Thanks to its membrane technology, the PMNG HE relies on a very simple, dependable and continuous nitrogen production method.
  • Quiet and compact: The PMNG HE is silent and compact. That means it can be installed at more places and closer to the point of use.
  • A complete solution: Your PMNG HE is ready to go as soon as you connect it to a compressor. You don't even need additional filters, vessels or other parts.
  • Ease of use: The operation of the PMNG HE is very simple – including the gas purity selection. An intuitive controller offers advanced control, monitoring and connectivity options.
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More than just a superior product

Pneumatech offers you more than “just” the best nitrogen generator on the market. We can also provide all your turnkey air treatment equipment. 

Expert advice, service and support

Contact us with the details about your tire inflation requirements, such as your nitrogen usage or the size of the generator you want. Our experts will then put together the best on-site solution for you. If you don’t have that information or need help, they are ready to help you through the specification process.

Membrane Nitrogen Generators

Membrane nitrogen generators utilize semi-permeable membranes to separate nitrogen gas from the surrounding air, providing a continuous and on-site source of high-purity nitrogen gas without the need for traditional nitrogen storage or delivery systems.