First Flare and Repair has added a fleet of trailer mounted, mobile nitrogen generators capable of producing nitrogen in the field. Each unit is capable of exceeding our onsite needs for nitrogen applications.
Nitrogen purging during the flare process allows for pressurization to move products quickly through the flare stack.
Nitrogen blankets are commonly used to control moisture within a tank car thus protecting against tank corrosion, chemical oxidation and most importantly fire or explosion prevention. In certain cases, products can be contaminated by moisture. Nitrogen blankets “pad” the product after loading, creating a layer of nitrogen gas that sits on top of the liquid product in the tank car thus reducing the load’s exposure to moisture. Empty cars can be nitrogen padded as well prior to storage to replace oxygen inside the car thus reducing the risk of fire or explosion.
Tank cars are often pressurized with nitrogen to check for leaks during a Bubble Leak Test.