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Inerting/Blanketing

In processing certain types of biomass feedstock, there may be flammability concerns due to fine particulates and, under special conditions, self-ignition characteristics. In addition, most biofuels have high flammability ratings and may also be susceptible to performance degradation. In these cases, inerting/blanketing with nitrogen may be required to maintain process safety and to prolong biomass feedstock and biofuel product shelf-life. Our engineers can help you specify the optimal nitrogen inerting/blanketing system to meet your needs. To find out more, contact us at the office nearest your location.

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Nitrogen

Because nitrogen is inert and nonflammable, it can help prevent fire due to fine particulates or under special conditions self-ignition of cellulosic feedstock. It can also help prolong feedstock and product shelf-life. In addition, thermochemical conversion processes such as torrefaction and pyrolysis may benefit from a non-oxidizing atmosphere as the biomass feedstock is heated to drive off volatile compounds.

Because nitrogen is inert and nonflammable, it can help prevent fire due to fine particulates or under special conditions self-ignition of cellulosic feedstock. It can also help prolong feedstock and product shelf-life. In addition, thermochemical conversion processes such as torrefaction and pyrolysis may benefit from a non-oxidizing atmosphere as the biomass feedstock is heated to drive off volatile compounds.

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