Nitrogen is a non-flammable air gas that forms 78% of the earth’s atmosphere.
Valued for its inert properties in its gaseous form, nitrogen displaces air and therefore, reduces or eliminates the oxidation of materials. It is also used as an assist gas for laser cutting. Given the extremely low temperatures of its liquid state, nitrogen is an ideal gas for cryogenic cooling and freezing.
Nitrogen can be used in virtually any industry to improve yields and optimize performance. It enables the safe storage and use of flammables and prevents the explosion of combustibles. In addition, nitrogen improves the quality and shelf-life of air-sensitive materials such as food, pharmaceuticals and electronic products.
Air Products offers liquid nitrogen and compressed nitrogen gas in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world thanks to our network of storage and transfill facilities.