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Advantage

There are several molecular sieves that process the physical characteristics to absorb CO2 and H2S from natural gas. These desiccants are generally used for Pressure Swing Adsorption systems consisting of two or more towers. While one tower is on-line adsorbing sour gases from the feed gas, the other tower is being regenerated. The towers are switched just before the on-line tower becomes fully saturated with sour gases. This system has an advantage in that its molecular sieve is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and can be selective to the desired gases.

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The System Performance

  • Flow Rate: < 20 MMSCFD
  • Ideal Pressure: 100 – 400 PSIA
  • Ideal Temperature: < 100°F / 38°C
  • Sulfur Content: < 0.01 gr/100scf
  • CO₂ Content: < 0.01 %Mole

Typical Applications

  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical Plant
  • Natural Gas Processing

 

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

In a typical GENERON® membrane gas dehydration system, the feed gas is filtered to remove any entrained liquids and aerosols. The gas then enters the GENERON® membrane modules, where the H2O, CO2 and H2S permeate through the membrane. The non-permeated gas, mainly CH4, remains at process pressure and is the product gas.

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The System Performance

  • Feed gas pressures up to 2,000 psi (138 bar)
  • Treat wide range of H2S in feed
  • Flow rates from 0.01 to 500 MMscfd

Typical Applications

  • Pipeline gas applications
  • Biogas or digester gas
  • Fuel gas conditioning

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

In a typical GENERON® membrane gas dehydration system, the feed gas is filtered to remove any entrained liquids and aerosols. The gas then enters the GENERON® membrane modules, where the H2O, CO2 and H2S permeate through the membrane. The non-permeated gas, mainly CH4, remains at process pressure and is the product gas.

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The System Performance

  • Feed gas pressures up to 2,000 psi (138 bar)
  • > 60 vol% CO2 in feed
  • < 2% CO2 content in product
  • > 98% recovery of hydrocarbon gas
  • > 90% removal of CO2
  • Flow rates from 0.01 to 500 MMscfd

 

 

 

Typical Applications

  • Pipeline gas applications
  • Biogas or digester gas
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • CO2 capture from stack / flue gas
  • Fuel gas conditioning
  • Syn gas from steam-reforming of natural or biogas
  • Methanol cracking
  • H2-PSA purge gas
  • Methanol Production
  • Gasification plants (IGCC)
  • Bulk removal upstream of an amine plant

 

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

Generon IGS uses MEA, DEA, DGA, MDEA, or a mixture amine as an absorbent. In this procedure, feed gas flows into the bottom of the absorber column, where it moves upward to counter contact lean amines, which are flowing downward from the top of the absorber column. The amines absorb sour gases (H₂S&CO₂) in multiple stages, from the rising natural gas, until the sweet gas exits the column through an outlet scrubber, where it is sent into the product line.

The rich amine exits the bottom of the absorber, where it flows through a flash tank and a rich/lean heat exchanger. From here, the rich amine enters a stripping column and flows down to a re-boiler, where the sour gases are stripped from the amine as it rises and leaves the system for further processing.

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The System Performance

  • Flow Rate: Up to 50 MMSCFD
  • Ideal Pressure: 150 -1200 PSI
  • Ideal Temperature: < 160°F / 71°C
  • H₂S Content: < 4 ppmv
  • CO₂ Content: < 0.01 %mole

Typical Applications

  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical Plant
  • Natural Gas Processing

 

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

 

Natural Gas Sweetening also known as Acid Gas Removal, refers to a group of processes that remove Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) from natural gas.

H2S and CO2 are commonly found in natural gas, but unfortunately they get highly corrosive in the presence of H2O.

The most severe U.S. regulations for selling natural gas, are those involving sulfurous gases. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) [less than 0.25 gr/100scf] and other sulfur content such as, Mercaptans (RSH), Carbonyl Sulfide (COS), Disulfides (RSSR), etc. are highly restricted in U.S. pipeline gas.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is usually included with nitrogen as an inert gas, but this also needs to be removed from pipeline gas in order to meet U.S. regulations [total amount of CO2 and N2 up to 4% mole].

There are several ways to remove these acid gases from natural gas. Generon IGS offers three of the most popular methods.

Generon IGS can help its customers choose the right system regarding their gas application and can provide custom designed units to meet customer specifications.

Our ASME vessel shop (HVM) can build our columns and separators in house, which makes our quality, delivery time, and pricing extremely competitive.

All Generon IGS facilities are ISO 9001:2008 Certified and can follow NEC/CEC (USA & Canada), ATEX (Europe), AS/NZS (Australia), IECEx (Worldwide) requirement.

Amine Sweetening

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Membrane CO2 Removal

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Membrane H2S Removal

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PSA CO2 & H2S Removal

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There are several solid desiccants that possess the physical characteristics to adsorb water from natural gas. These desiccants generally are used in dehydration systems consisting of two or more towers, and utilize regeneration equipment. One tower is on-stream, adsorbing water from the gas, while other tower is being regenerated and cooled. The towers are switched just before the on-stream tower becomes water saturated.

Solid desiccant units generally cost more to buy and operate than glycol units. Therefore, there use is typically limited to applications such as high H2S content gases, very low water dew point requirement, simultaneous control of water and hydrocarbon dew points and special cases such as oxygen containing gases.

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The System Performance

  • Flow Rate: < 20 MMSCFD
  • Ideal Pressure: 100 – 400 PSIA
  • Ideal Temperature: < 100°F / 38°C
  • Dew Point: -150°F / -101°C

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

In this system, we are cooling natural gas in the presence of inhibitors. The most popular inhibitors are ethylene glycol (EG), diethylene glycol (DEG), and methanol (MeOH). A gas stream leaving a Low Temperature Separator (LTS) should be considered water saturated at the separator temperature and pressure. Conversely, the water dew-point of the gas is reduced to at least the temperature in the separator.

A gas stream leaving a Low Temperature Separator (LTS) should be considered water saturated at the separator temperature and pressure. Conversely, the water dew-point of the gas is reduced at least to the temperature in the separator.

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The System Performance

  • Flow Rate: Up to 100 MMSCFD
  • Ideal Pressure: > 100 PSIA
  • Ideal Temperature: < 140˚F
  • Dew Point: -50°F / -46°C

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

Natural gas is generally saturated with water. If the gas temperature or pressure drops, the water present in the gas can freeze in pipe or form hydrates in the presence of CO2 and hydrocarbons. In addition, any liquid water present also carries with it any CO2 and H2S and leads to corrosion. To avoid hydrate and corrosion issues, the gas generally needs to be dehydrated. Generon IGS supplies customized gas dehydration membrane systems that can meet the pipeline specification of four pounds per million standard cubic feet. The customized gas dehydration membrane systems are fabricated at our Houston, Texas facility while the membranes are fabricated at our Pittsburg, California facility.

In a typical GENERON® membrane gas dehydration system the feed gas is first filtered to remove any entrained liquids and aerosols. The gas then enters the GENERON® membrane modules. The H2O as well as the CO2 and H2S permeate preferably through the membrane. The non-permeated gas, mainly CH4, remains at pressure and is the product gas.

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The System Performance

  • Flow rates from 0.01 to 500 MMscfd
  • Feed gas pressures up to 2000 psi (138 bar)
  • Meet pipline specification of 4 lbs/MMscf
  • Dew point to –40°F
  • > 95% hydrocarbon recovery

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

Triethylene Glycol (TEG) has gained universal acceptance as the most cost effective choice of the glycol dehydration units.

  • TEG is easily regenerated in an atmospheric stripper, due to its high boiling point and decomposition temperature.
  • Vaporization losses are lower than Diethylene Glycol (DEG), and Tetraethylene Glycol (TREG).
  • Capital and operating costs are lower than ALL other dehydration systems.
  • TEG is not excessively viscous above 70°F.

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The System Performance

  • Flow Rate: Up to 100 MMSCFD
  • Ideal Pressure: 150 -1200 PSI
  • Ideal Temperature: < 160°F / 71°C
  • Dew Point: : -30°F / -35°C

To inquire about a Gas Dehydration System, please click here.

Generon has years of experience with the Oil and Gas Markets, please watch our video, Nitrogen Applications for the Oil & Gas Market that discusses all nitrogen applications for offshore applications:

  • Heave Compensation
  • Coiled Tubing for Well Servicing
  • Emergency High Pressure Bottle Filling
  • General Rig Inerting
  • Well Injection Pressure Maintenance
  • BOP Enclosure System
  • Flare Tower Inerting
  • Platform Instrument Air
  • Buffer Gas Seals
  • Cement Foam Injection
  • Export Line Commissioning
  • Underbalanced Drilling
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Generon's nitrogen membrane generator systems can be integreted with primary compression, post/booster compression and customized air dryers. Systems can be built with redudant systems to ensure a constant flow of nitrogen, even during maintenance. Our engineering department can design sytems to be on the same skid, or separate.

{image_2}The IGS Skidded Series Nitrogen Generators are ideal where medium to large Nitrogen flow rates are required in a small footprint. The IGS Skidded series are designed and fabricated using the patented Generon IGS Hollow Fiber Membranes resulting in IGSs ability to supply higher flows in a reduced footprint design.

  • Nitrogen flows from 480 scfh up to 170,000 scfh (13.6 to 4,500 Nm3/h)
  • Nitrogen delivery pressures from 130 to 180 psig (9.0  up to 12.4 bar g)
  • Minimal footprint & minimal maintenance

Standard FeaturesInclude:

  • Hollow Fiber Membrane Modules
  • Hydrocarbon Free
  • Purity Control Valve
  • Oxygen Analyzer
  • PLC
  • Heater

Options Include:

  • Hazardous Areas - Zone II, Div II
  • Dual Filtration eliminating down time
  • High / Low Ambient Environments
  • Integrated Primary and Post Compression
  • Designed to Customer Specifications

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GENERON® GTTD Twin Tower Heatless Desiccant Dryers utilize the same technology used in our industry leading Nitrogen Generator PSAs only to provide moisture removal for your critical applications requiring moisture free air. Our systems will provide moisture free air down to a   -40 or -100°F pressure dew point. High quality components and manufacturing  techniques are used to ensure a continuous supply of clean, dry air and reliable operation. Dual tower regenerative desiccant dryers are an economical and reliable way to dry compressed air when used in critical process applications.

Principles of Operation

The GENERON® GTTD consists of two towers containing a specialized material which, once in contact with a highly saturated incoming air, will absorb the water vapor contained within the saturated compressed air stream. The amount of time that the saturated air remains in contact with the absorption material dictates the output air dew point (dryness) of the product.

Compressed air enters the system through coalescing filters where 99.999% oil, water and liquid contaminants are removed. The filtered air is then directed by the solid state controller to the on line tower where saturated air and the water vapor adheres to the desiccant in a process called “adsorption”. The dry, clean air then exits the system through a dust removal filter into your plant distribution system.

While the on line tower dries air, the of line tower regenerates by gently purging the entrained moisture to atmosphere with a stream of dry air. The controller switches the on drying and purging towers based on your dewpoint requirement.

Compliance to ISO 8573-1 International Standard for Compressed Air Quality Class 1.2.1 can be achieved with the standard GTTD and the use of standard included Generon filters. Higher classes are possible with options.

Generon Twin Tower Desiccant Air Dryer Systems range from 170 scfm (4.8 Nm3/hr) up to 5100 scfm (144.4 Nm3/hr).

All systems include Solid state controller and sensors, inlet and discharge filters, control air filter, tower pressure gauges, safety valves, high performance switching valves and check valves, ASME coded vessels, and moisture indicator.

The table below lists our membranes that are used for:

  • Air Separation Membranes

 

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
3-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, He, H2, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 3.42 87 38 965 6 2.7
4-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
4-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
6-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HR-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70 31.8
6-40-P1-HF-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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6-40-P1-HP N2, O2, Ar Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for:

  • Enriched Air
  • NITROX Diving Gas
Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
3-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, He, H2, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 3.42 87 38 965 6 2.7
4-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
4-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
6-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HR-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70 31.8
6-40-P1-HF-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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6-40-P1-HP N2, O2, Ar Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for:

  • SF6 Recovery

 

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
3-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, He, H2, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 3.42 87 38 965 6 2.7
4-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
4-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
6-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HR-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70 31.8
6-40-P1-HF-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for:         

  • Gas Dehydration
  • Instrument Air Dehydration

 

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P2 H2O in all gases PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
4-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 24 10.9
4-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 32 14.5
6-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 40 18.2
6-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70 31.8

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for:

  • CO2 Removal from Natural Gas
  • Gas Dehydration
  • H2S Removal from Natural Gas

 

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 11 5
2-30-P2 H2O in all gases PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
4-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 24 10.9
4-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 32 14.5
6-40-P1-HP-CS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2
6-40-P1-HP-SS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 316 Stainless Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 145 66
6-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 40 18.2
6-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for:         

  • CO2 Removal
  • Gas Dehydration

 

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 11 5
2-30-P2 H2O in all gases PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
4-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 24 10.9
4-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 32 14.5
6-40-P1-HP-CS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2
6-40-P1-HP-SS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CH4 316 Stainless Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 145 66
6-40-P2-AL H2O in all gases Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 40 18.2
6-40-P2-SS H2O in all gases 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for H2:CO Ratio Adjustment.

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 316 SS 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 11 5
6-40-P1-HP-CS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2
6-40-P1-HP-SS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 316 SS 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 145 66

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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The table below lists our membranes that are used for H2 Recovery.

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 316 SS 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 11 5
6-40-P1-HP-CS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2
6-40-P1-HP-SS-H2 H2, He, CO2, CO, CH4 316 SS 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 145 66

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

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Generon offers a variety of sizes of membranes for the use of separating CO2.

CO2 Applications

  • CO2 Removal from Natural Gas
  • Coal Bed Methan CO2 Rejection
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{image_1}Generon offers a variety of sizes of membranes for the use of separating Nitrogen from the air, we can meet any flow demand.

The table below lists our membranes that are used to separate air.         

Model*) Application Membrane Casing MAWP**) Diameter Length Weight
      PSIG bar g Inches Milimeter Inches Milimeter Pounds Kilograms
2-30-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 PVC 203 14 2.125 54 27 686 4 1.8
3-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, He, H2, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 3.42 87 38 965 6 2.7
4-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
4-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 4.5 114 36.5 927 20 9.1
6-40-P1-HR N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HF N2, O2, Ar, SF6 Aluminum 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 35 15.9
6-40-P1-HR-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70 31.8
6-40-P1-HF-SS N2, O2, Ar, SF6 316 Stainless Steel 203 14 6.75 171 38 965 70

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6-40-P1-HP N2, O2, Ar Carbon Steel 350 24.1 6.625 171 38 965 95 43.2

*) Membrane Modules with larger capacities are available upon request.  
**) Membrane modules with higher working pressures are availble upon request.  

Oxygen Generators - Purities from 90% up to 95%

{image_1}Generon IGS offers a complete line of Oxygen Generators, including both Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) and Hollow Fiber Membrane technologies. Generon IGS offers a suitable oxygen generator for any application and any flow demand. Our oxygen product range is subdivided into four groups:

OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Modular Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Generators – The Modular System allows for expansion when you demand for oxygen changes.
OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Twin Tower PSA Oxygen Generators – Our standard Twin Tower PSA systems set market standards in product quality and efficiency.
OXYSWING® - Oxygen Production Plants
Enriched Air Membrane Systems – Our patented membrane systems separate oxygen from the air for enriched air.

Oxygen Generators - Purities from 90% up to 95%

{image_1}Generon IGS offers a complete line of Oxygen Generators, including both Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) and Hollow Fiber Membrane technologies. Generon IGS offers a suitable oxygen generator for any application and any flow demand. Our oxygen product range is subdivided into four groups:

OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Modular Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Generators – The Modular System allows for expansion when you demand for oxygen changes.
OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Twin Tower PSA Oxygen Generators – Our standard Twin Tower PSA systems set market standards in product quality and efficiency.
OXYSWING® - Oxygen Production Plants
Enriched Air Membrane Systems – Our patented membrane systems separate oxygen from the air for enriched air.

Oxygen Generators - Purities from 90% up to 95%

{image_1}Generon IGS offers a complete line of Oxygen Generators, including both Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) and Hollow Fiber Membrane technologies. Generon IGS offers a suitable oxygen generator for any application and any flow demand. Our oxygen product range is subdivided into four groups:

OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Modular Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Generators – The Modular System allows for expansion when you demand for oxygen changes.
OXYSWING® / GENEROX® Twin Tower PSA Oxygen Generators – Our standard Twin Tower PSA systems set market standards in product quality and efficiency.
OXYSWING® - Oxygen Production Plants
Enriched Air Membrane Systems – Our patented membrane systems separate oxygen from the air for enriched air.

{image_1}Generon in the world leader in the design and fabrication of Containerized Portable Nitrogen Generators. Our systems are operated worldwide as both fixed and highly portable units. Our systems have flow rates that range from 500 SCFM up to 4,000 SCFM (795 to 6310 Nm3/hr) product Nitrogen. Typical N2 delivery pressures are from 200 to 500 PSIG (14 bar g to 34 bar g), but all systems can be custom designed to meet your needs. Our Containerized systems are equipped with our Patented Membrane Modules, ensuring the best quality on the market.

Units are furnished in either a standard ISO type shipping container, DNV 2.7-1 Approved containers or to your specifications. Sizes vary between 10’ X 8’ X 8’6” to 40’ X 8’ X 9’6” (3,048 mm X 2,440 mm X 2,590 mm to 12,190mm X 2,440mm X 2,985mm).

  • Nitrogen flows from 500 to 4000 SCFM ( 795 to 6310 Nm3/hr).
  • Nitrogen delivery pressures 200 to 500 PSIG (14 bar g to 34 bar g).
  • Purities from 95% up to 99.9% Nitrogen
  • Functional, economical & reliable systems for both mobile and stationary applications.

Our systems are designed to operate in the harshest environments, and are built to your site requirements.

-50°F to +140°F (-45°C to +60°C)
Safe areas to Zone II or Class I Div II hazardous areas

Additional Features of our systems include:

Nitrogen Purities up to 99.9%
Hydrocarbon Free
Optional Heat Exchanger design to eliminate external main power
Nitrogen Dewpoint down to -70°F (-57°C)
Our systems can be integrated with Primary and Post Compression Packages. All systems will be custom designed to meet your requirements.
NPUs can be trailer mounted for portable applications.

Third Party Certifications Available:

DNV
ABS
LR
Australian Rules and Regulations
And many more…

Standard Product Sizes

    Input Air Requirements
SCFM / Nm3/hr
 
Nitrogen Flow Rate
(SCFM / Nm3/Hr)
200 PSIG / 14 bar g 350 PSIG / 24 bar g 500 PSIG / 34 bar g
500 / 795 980 / 1525 890 / 1385 900 / 1400
750 / 1185 1460 / 2270 1335 / 2075 1340 / 2085
1500 / 2368 2915 / 4540 2665 / 4150 2680 / 4175
2000 / 3160 3895 / 6065 3555 / 5534 3565 / 5550
2500 / 3950 4876 / 7590 4445 / 6920 4465 / 6950
3000 / 5525 5830 / 9075 5330 / 8300 5345 / 8320
3500 / 5525 6810 / 10600 6220 / 9685 6245 / 9720
4000 / 6310 7760 / 12085 7100 / 11050 7125 / 11095

{image_1}Generon offers mobile nitrogen units designed for the harshest environments. These systems are great for remote areas.

Advantages of Mobile Units

  • Compact Design
  • Rapid unit set up - Nitrogen on line within one hour of pulling up to a customer site.
  • Environmentally Friendly - All system blow downs captured for proper disposal.
  • Specially designed truck chassis for rough terrain.
  • System capacities available up to 1500 SCFM at 95% purity at 4,000 psig.  Purities up to 99% available.

The Integrated Truck / Trailerized design will revolutionize the field services eliminating set up time and the associated costs of bringing multiple pieces of equipment to the field and the associated set up time. One Integrated Truck Nitrogen Generator combines four pieces of equipment (Air Compressor, Nitrogen Generator, Booster, and Generator) into one well engineered unit.

{image_2}The Integrated Truck Series will expand the market for Nitrogen field services eliminating the need for high cost liquid Nitrogen with all the associated equipment and Nitrogen  losses.

Applications

  • Blanketing
  • De-Gassing
  • Drying
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Gas Lift
  • Leak Testing
  • Mine Seal Inerting
  • Pipeline Purging
  • Pigging
  • Platform Turn Arounds
  • Refinery Turn Arounds
  • UBD
  • Well Completion
     

System Features

Feature US Standard SI Standard
Truck Unit 500 scfm to 1500 scfm 14 Nm3/m to 42 Nm3/m
Trailer Unit 500 scfm to 3000 scfm 14 Nm3/m to 85Nm3/m
Supply Pressure 200 to 500 psig standard 13.7 bar g to 34 bar g
Booster Capabilities Up to 5000 psig up to 345 bar g
Nitrogen Dew Point -70 degrees F -57 degrees C

 

Systems are serviced through Global Nitrogen Services.

{image_1}For higher purity applications (99 % -99,99%) typically seen on LPG carriers or Product Tankers with oxygen sensitive or highly flammable goods ( e.g. Propylene Oxide ) Generon has developed a Marine PSA line offered either in a classic Twin tower or in a Sequential arrangement.

The capacity for the High purity product line varies from 50-1500 Nm3/h.

The Twin Tower design ideally fits installation where the equipment height is not of a concern, whereas due to its modular concept the Sequential PSA can either be housed into a container solution or in any room with height limitation of
2,400 mm.  
 

{image_4}Generon offers a full line of nitrogen membrane cabinets to meet the stringent demands of the Marine Industry. We are staffed with experienced personnel to help you size the right system to meet your requirements. Generon offers systems built with our patented membranes in cabinets and skidded systems.

Small Capacity Cabinets from 10 Nm3/h up to 250 Nm3/h

These cabinets are used on board small chemical tankers and Methanol carriers , Off Shore Supply Ships and for general inerting using pressurized nitrogen cylinder racks.

View data Sheet

Large Capacity Cabinets up 500 Nm3/h

Large cabinets are mainly used on medium sized chemical tankers for direct cargo inerting

View data sheet

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Open Frame Skids from 500 Nm3/h up to 5,000 Nm3/h

In a response to the increase demand of clean and dry nitrogen as a replacement or substitute of traditional Inert Gas Systems, Generon has recently launched its third generation of membrane fiber.  The new so called PCCP based Membrane  enables the complete system to produce required levels of nitrogen using smaller compressors and other components, reducing overall footprint and lowering onboard energy consumption.

The new system is the smallest, most efficient inert gas generator available, producing twice the volume of nitrogen as larger units but with up to 30% lower energy consumption.

Show System Layout ( Project MIPO ) or any large module system, like NPCC BDS , does not really matter if on shore or marine system, we should show a skid with a lot of modules.

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{image_1}The Generon IGS line of Pressure Swing Adsorption now includes the "Sequential PSA" line.  This line was specifically designed based on customer requests  to provide a high flow, low height PSA system.  The design uses 2 - 6 PSAs on a common skid, commonly piped and controlled by a single PLC.  By controlling the sequence of each PSA to Generate and De-energize each PSA, high flows can be achieved with smaller PSA Adsorption tower height.  

Utilizing common inlet piping and Nitrogen outlet piping reduces the size requirement of the Air and Nitrogen Buffer tanks.  The Sequential design also "smoothes" the Nitrogen outlet flow and pressure swings.

An additional benefit of the Sequential PSA system is if a situation occurs with one PSA, the unit can be isolated from the remaining PSAs while still producing Nitrogen.  This is beneficial if a sequencing valve needs to have maintenance performed during operation of the system.

Standard Input pressures: up to 150 psig (10.3 bar g), but can go higher upon request
Standard Output pressures: up to 120 psig (8.3 bar g), but can go higher upon request
Flows: up to 250,000 scfh (6,572 Nm3/hr)
Purities: from 95% up to 99.999%

PSA Space Requirements

Generon Sequential PSA Producing 6,600 scfh @ 99.9% N2 purity. 8’ x 8’ x 8’ Without the need for large buffer tanks, there is a 37% reduction in footprint!
Equivalent Standard PSA 17’ x 6’ x 12’ More height and length required with standard PSA.

 

 

 

 

The Sequential PSA system was developed to better serve our Oil & Gas and Marine customers because of the space savings this systems offers. Applications include FNLG, FPSOs, Platforms, and anywhere high purity nitrogen is needed and space is a factor.

{image_2}PSA Nitrogen Generators are generally used in applications where the purity requirement is higher than 99.5% and up to 99.999% Nitrogen Purity. Generon  IGS's Twin Tower Nitrogen PSA Generators consists of two Adsorber Vessels filled with Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS).  The sieve preferentially adsorbs O2 and moisture over N2 allowing the N2 to pass through as a product gas at pressure. While one of the towers is in the adsorption phase the other tower is regenerated by de-pressurizing at which time the sieve releases the adsorbed gases to the atmosphere and the cycle is then repeated. 

Through continual research with CMS suppliers, the Generon IGS PSA systems utilize the most efficient CMS on the market today.  This results in the lowest air demand to Nitrogen ratio reducing the overall cost associated with the primary air compressors.  As the PSA process sequences a series of open/close valves, choosing the correct valves to handle the hundreds of thousand s of cycles per year.   The Generon IGS PSA Systems utilize valves that are rated for millions of cycles to ensure reliability.

System Capabilities

  • Input pressures: up to 150 psig (10.3 bar g)
  • Output pressures: up to 120 psig (8.3 bar g)
  • Flows: up to 145,000 scfh (3,800 Nm3/hr) @ 99.5% pure nitrogen

Standard Components

  • Touch  Screen Operation
  • Air Filters
  • Pneumatic Valves
  • Piping and Instrumentation
  • Safety Valve
  • Exhaust Muffler
  • Nitrogen Pressure and Flow Regulator
  • Minimal Installation Costs
  • Single-Skidded Design
  • Switching valves that are rated for millions of cycles for trouble free operation

{image_1}Continuing to be the leader in innovative system designs, Generon® IGS has developed the Compact PSA System. This design was developed to provide to its customers a Nitrogen PSA System fully integrated with both the Air and Nitrogen Buffer tanks mounted on a common skid with the PSA.  The Compact design allows for clients whose requirement is for lower flows with high purities to have a system which utilizes less space and installation time from conventional Twin Tower PSAs. 

Using the highest efficiency CMS on the market to date, the overall system size has been reduced and will utilize less air than conventional PSAs on the market. As the units are integrated on a common base, with the air receiver and nitrogen receiver, installation time is reduced resulting in faster up time once delivered.  The Compact PSA systems are available with multiple PSAs on this common frame allowing for higher Nitrogen flows while maintaining a smaller footprint.

As with all the Generon IGS PSA Nitrogen Generators, systems are designed to meet your specific requirements and utilize the most reliable components to maximize system operation. To inquiry further about Generon's Nitrogen PSAs, please fill out our inquiry form.

{image_1}Generon systems are available rent through Global Nitrogen Services. GNS has a fleet of Generon Nitrogen Membrane Generators and Primary and Post Compression Systems. This fleet is available for both long-term and short-term rental. Along with the equipment, GNS provides to you highly skilled and trained technicians and operators. GNS operators are experienced and professional.

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Their services include, but are not limited to Nitrogen Pumping Services, Well Completion, Hydrostatic Testing, Chemical Cleaning, High pressure Pneumatic Pipeline Testing, Air Compression and Rental Equipment for the Oil & Gas, Mining, Refining, Shipping and Industrial Process Industries around the world.

GNS Systems

  • Nitrogen Generator Units
    • With capabilities to supply nitrogen at purities of 90% - 99% with a wide range of flows ranging from 100 scfm – 30,000 scfm at pressures from 100 psig – 5,000 psig with Super Boosters.
  • Mobile Units
    • With capabilities to supply nitrogen at purities of 90% - 99% with a wide range of flows ranging from 100 scfm – 1200 scfm at pressures from 100 psig – 5,000 psig with Boosters.
  • Air Compressors
    • With capabilities to produce flows from 100 scfm up to 1525 scfm at pressures ranging from 100 psig to 500 psig.
  • Boosters Compressors
    • With capabilities up to 5,000 psig.
  • {image_4}Foam Units
    • With capabilities of flows from 1200 SCFM-1500 SCFM and pressures up to 2500 psig
  • Gensets
    • Ranging in size from 75 – 200 kW
  • Vacuum Pumps
    • With capabilities up to 1,200 scfm

Visit globalnitrogenservices.com for more information on their services.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

  • 95 – 99.999%

The composition of some of the LNG imports does not meet UK natural gas specifications and so requires nitrogen ballasting. Contact Generon IGS for help in sizing your nitrogen generator for ballasting.

Nitrogen Inquiry Form

Instr Air and Dryer Inquiry Form

Compressor Inquiry Form

Process Gas Inquiry Form

SF6 is used around the world as a dielectric medium for high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment.  Additionally it is used for the filling of insulated windows and for the casting of magnesium.  The gas is expensive and is also a powerful green house gas (20,000 times more potent than CO2). 

Generon’s customized SF6 recovery membrane systems help cut the SF6 emissions by >90% while having a projected payback time of less than a year (for most applications).  Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Natural gas is generally saturated with water.  Small changes in pressures and/or temperatures can cause condensation of the gas.  This can lead to corrosion and hydrate formation.  The gas generally needs to be dehydrated for better handling. 

Generon IGS supplies customized gas dehydration membrane systems. Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

During anaerobic digestion, i.e. degradation in the absence of oxygen, organic material is decomposed by bacteria forming biogas, a mixture of CO2 and CH4 with trace amounts of H2S and water saturation.  The biogas can be used as vehicle fuel, as fuel in industrial processes or injected into the gas distribution grid, but first needs to be treated.

Generon’s membrane systems are used to reduce the CO2 and improve the heating value of the gas.  The systems also reduce the H2S and H2O content.  Generon IGS supplies customized biogas treatment systems, which also include the feed compression.  Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Syn gas (H2 + CO + others) is used to produce a variety of products, e.g. Synthetic Fuels or Chemicals. Each product requires a specific ratio of H2 to CO in the process feed gas to optimize production yields. Feed streams too rich in H2 can be adjusted by using membranes to selectively strip out the excess H2.  The H2:CO ratio can be optimized effectively using a Generon membrane systems. Generon can further boost the yields through system designs and blending schemes that take full advantage of GENERON® membranes high selectively for H2.  The vented off-gas of H2 can be at purities over 96% and can therefore be used as secondary product stream.

Generon IGS supplies customized systems using GENERON® membranes and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Coal fired power plants are considered the largest emitters for CO2.  Membranes can dramatically help reduce the carbon footprint of these power plants by removing CO2 from the plant flue gas.

Generon IGS supplies customized flue gas treatment membrane systems to remove the CO2.  Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

H2 requirements are growing world-wide due to the increased use of hydro-treating and hydro-cracking for cleaner and higher-value fuels as well as demand for chemical products and production of electronics.  The processes using and/or generating H2, typically create residual gas streams or by-products that still contain a significant amount of valuable H2. Generon IGS provides customized H2 recovery membrane systems with minimal losses of 1 to 10% H2.  H2 product purities range from 90 to 99.9%.

Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Alternate technologies to recover and purify hydrogen rich gas streams include PSA (pressure swing adsorption) technology. Generon offers HYDROSWING® PSA technology to customers that require ultra-pure hydrogen (99.9% to 99.999+%).

Coal bed methane is a form of natural gas present in coal deposits.  The gas mainly consists of CH4 and CO2.  The simplest way to treat the gas is with membranes to lower the CO2 content to less then 2 mol % and inject the treated gas into the pipeline.

Generon IGS supplies customized membrane systems to treat the coal bed methane and supplies feed compression as well.  Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Generon's Membrane and PSA process separation technologies can be used for a multitude of applications, including but  not limited to:

Our research facility is continually working to improve our current separations and researching new separations.

CO2 is commonly found in natural gas.  In order to meet pipeline specifications or other application specific requirements, the CO2 has to be removed.  In addition, there may also be H2S and H2O present that needs to be removed.  Membranes have been widely used for CO2 removal applications and come with the added benefit of removing H2S and H2O as well.

Generon IGS supplies customized CO2 removal systems. Generon IGS fabricates its own GENERON® membrane modules and works directly with the client to provide the most cost effective solution.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators

Purity Required:

  • 95-97% N2

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:


The transportation of flammable, explosive or oxidizing cargoes requires an inerting solution to prevent fire and explosion within the cargo spaces with potential large scale damage to the vessel and loss of life.  Inert gases are commonly used to fill cargo tanks and void spaces as well as to maintain a low oxygen content during voyage.  Nitrogen is the preferred solution whenever a cargo contamination may occur. The Generon Maritime Nitrogen Systems  offering both Membrane and PSA Type Turn key packages have a track record of 1,000 + installations on board chemical / product and LNG carries providing flow rates from as low as 100 m3/h up to 5,000 m3/h.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:


High purity N2 is used by component level manufacturers and semi conductors’ producers as carrier gas for overall protection against impurities and oxidation in semiconductor and soldering processes.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators

Purity Required:

  • 97% to 99%

The purpose of using Nitrogen for inerting, blanketing, and purging with refineries is to suppress flammability by reducing oxygen levels to a point below which combustion is possible. Typical applications for refineries are:

Reactor sparging is performed to remove an impurity that can hinder reactions or produce unwanted by-products. The impurity is usually water or oxygen. Depending on whether the process is batch or continuous, the need for nitrogen is occasional or constant. The inert gas flows and volumes are low to moderate.

Blanketing has a fairly constant nitrogen demand with low flows and volume requirements. Surges in the demand for nitrogen occur when there is a drop in temperature or a transfer from the vessel, making for a larger “head space”.

Drying: Some chemicals and processes are adversely affected by moisture and must be kept extremely dry. GENERON® membranes produce extremely dry nitrogen, down to 5 ppm or less water vapor by volume. The nitrogen can also be heated to improve its drying effectiveness.

Purging: N2 gas is used for cooling and removal of combustible gases from process units during maintenance shut-downs

Catalyst Regeneration: Regeneration of catalyst in catalytic reformers, hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters and H2 plants requires N2 for heating/cooling and as a carrier gas for chemicals.

Generon Nitrogen systems offer a wide range of flow rates and purities up to 99,999 % and are ideally suited to fill the needs for a variety of Refinery / CPI applications.

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Purity Required:


Whether you’re performing major maintenance or remedial treatments on your pipeline, using nitrogen as an inert propellant for moving “pigs” through your pipeline makes good sense. Nitrogen is the gas of choice to displace oxygen, retard oxidation, break the “fire triangle” and prevent explosions.

Recommended Systems:


Purity Required:


Nitrogen is the gas of choice to displace oxygen, retard oxidation, break the “fire triangle” and prevent explosions.

Recommended Systems:


Purity Required:


The drying of process systems, either post-construction or subsequent to turnaround hydrostatic testing, is a critical operation in many industries. Failure to ensure systems are free of moisture, or to a specific dew point, can have serious production or safety implications. Hydrate formation, pipework blockage, product impurity, the formation of corrosive chemicals, etc. can be caused by not drying to a recognized procedure and acceptance criteria.
A process system that has been “drained” of water can be dried by injecting or blowing with air or gaseous nitrogen. Nitrogen has a very low dew-point and can absorb moisture readily.

Recommended Systems:


Purity Required:


The purity of gases necessary for many pharmaceutical manufacturing processes is often higher than that the application requires. While nitrogen with a purity level of 99.999% or better may be called for in an application where oxygen sensitivity of reactivity is acute, this same nitrogen purity may not be required to blanket many of the flammable solvents and powders used in the pharmaceutical industry. Most flammable solvents and powders can be exposed to oxygen concentrations in the range of 8-12% before the potential for explosion exists. It is for these instances that a purity of 99.999% is an unnecessary and costly means to insure plant safety.


Blanketing

The primary goals of blanketing are to prevent combustion of chemicals and powders and to remove reactive gases from your process. The blanketing technology is not new to the pharmaceutical world, companies have been doing this for years. However, using membrane generated nitrogen is better and a more cost effective way to ensure a proper blanketing atmosphere.


Maximum Permissible Oxygen Content to Prevent Ignition By Spark of Combustible Dusts Using Enriched Nitrogen as the Atmospheric Dilutent

Dust Oxygen
Cellulose 10.6%
Cornstarch 8%
Dextrin 11.9%
Salicylic Acid 15.8%
Starch 9.3%
Sucrose 11.9%

Data in this table is from NFPA 69-1978, which in turn are from the US Bureau of Mines Report of Inv. 6543. The data was obtained by laboratory experiments conducted at room temperature and pressure using a 24 watt continuous spark as the ignition source. In the absence of reliable data, the US Bureau of Mines or another recognized authority should be consulted.

In pharmaceutical applications, our Generon Membrane and Nitrogen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems are used to prevent combustion of chemicals and powders and for the removal of reactive process gases. Many materials react to and become unstable in environments having even the smallest amounts of oxygen. Our PSA and Membrane systems are used to displace this oxygen, therefore, preventing potential explosive situations.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:

  • 95 - 99.999%


Whether you’re performing major maintenance or remedial treatments on your pipeline, using nitrogen as an inert propellant for moving “pigs” through your pipeline makes good sense. Nitrogen is the gas of choice to displace oxygen, retard oxidation, break the “fire triangle” and prevent explosions.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:


Nitrogen is a cost-effective and efficient way, without the use of additives to stop bacterial growth, reduce oxidation, preserve product taste and texture, to improve the visual appeal of freshness and to extend product shelf life.

Recommended Systems:


Purity Required:


Leak detection on process systems using helium and nitrogen gas is the most accurate and quantifiable method. On an offshore production platform module, or within a petrochemical complex, the elimination of hydrocarbon leakage is of operational priority and importance. Such containment loss can lead to hazardous situations, environmental impact and huge financial loss.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:


In almost every laboratory today nitrogen is used in controlled atmosphere storage unit, glove boxes, gas chromatograph/IRD, and refractive indicator detector/RID units to mention a few.  When it is critical to have constant and unending supply of high quality of nitrogen the Generon units are there in the back ground performing.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

  • 95% to plus 99%

Kiln drying grain requires a constant flow of nitrogen with purities from 95% to plus 99%.  Generon's PSA and Membrane generator are well suited for this application.  Nitrogen is used to reduce the potential explosive hazard.  Other benefits are dew points down to -100°F, The removal of moisture, and with high purity of nitrogen the prevention of organic growth during the drying process.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

  • 99% - 99.99%

Nitrogen purities ranges from 99% to 99.99%.  Nitrogen systems are used for Vacuum casting, Induction melters and in hot waxing Generon PSA or Membrane systems do not require an added pressure boosting system.  These applications have a nitrogen product pressure of 30 to 100 psig.    The goal is to eliminate oxidation and insure moisture free processing.  Use of Nitrogen in the jewelry manufacturing has help insured a work safe environment.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

  • 99% - 99.99%

Used to improve quality and production, nitrogen injection molding (known as GAIM-Gas Assist Injection Molding) uses nitrogen with purities from 95% to 99.995%.  The purity of the nitrogen depends on the type of polymer, the percentage of oxidation, and the product melt temperatures.  Nitrogen eliminates any moisture in the process; it allows molten product to be pushed from a smaller cavity compartments into large cavity which is not a normal method without nitrogen.  Nitrogen reduces warpage, distortion, and surface blemishes.


Reaction Injection Molding

The manufacture of parts by the technique of Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) consumes large quantities of nitrogen. Nitrogen is used to protect isocyanates and polyols from oxygen and moisture degradation during storage. Nitrogen is also used as a means of reducing the specific gravity of the polyol / catalyst / chain extender mixture prior to reaction with the isocyanate.
Generon nitrogen generators offer RIM manufacturers the unique opportunity to use a low oxygen, low moisture gas with their reactants in storage and as a means of nucleation without the expense incurred with the use of liquid nitrogen. In addition, Generon nitrogen generators offer the manufacturer freedom from price increase and storage tank rental fees.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen PSA Generator
  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator

Purity Required:

  • 95 – 99.999%

The drying of process systems, either post-construction or subsequent to turnaround hydrostatic testing, is a critical operation in many industries. Failure to ensure systems are free of moisture, or to a specific dew point, can have serious production or safety implications. Hydrate formation, pipework blockage, product impurity, the formation of corrosive chemicals, etc. can be caused by not drying to a recognized procedure and acceptance criteria.
A process system that has been “drained” of water can be dried by injecting or blowing with air or gaseous nitrogen. Nitrogen has a very low dew-point and can absorb moisture readily.
Generon IGS has a wide range of equipment suited to system drying, particularly for moisture sensitive petrochemical plants.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen PSA Generator
  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator

Purity Required:

  • 95 – 99.999%

On completion of process system or pipeline commissioning, it will occasionally be necessary to protect the system from corrosion or degradation for a period of time. As nitrogen is an inert gas, it is ideally suited for this type of operation.

The use of inert gas to control corrosion of the internal surface of plant equipment can be an effective method. Inert gases can only be utilized in systems that can be sealed pressurized conditions maintained for the duration of the idle period. The most common gas used is nitrogen gas with very little oxygen and free of moisture. For complete corrosion control, oxygen content must be less than 1%. Prior to the introduction of nitrogen, all components and interior spaces of the system must be dry and free of sediments, deposits and accumulations that could hold moisture.


Once the system is dried and cleaned, the system must be restored to tight conditions. Inert gas requires that the system being treated is tight and capable of maintaining the positive pressure of the gas. The presence of all the gas should be monitored through pressure instrumentation and is therefore considered an active method. All entry points must be labeled cautioning against personnel entry for protection against asphyxiation in low oxygen concentration spaces.

The corrosion control mechanism provided by the nitrogen is not a conversion of the existing atmosphere but rather maintenance of the cleaned atmosphere condition. This is achieved by the elimination of oxygen, a key component to most corrosion cells. Several strains of microbiological organisms do not need oxygen to survive and could therefore flourish. Where conditions not have been prepared properly at the onset of the lay-up or change over time, corrosion could initiate and remain active. Effective oxygen exclusion requires purging of the original atmosphere by repeated pressurization with nitrogen followed by venting until the oxygen concentration is less than 1%.


Generon IGS can offer systems to meet the demands of your specific application.

Recommended Systems

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required

  • 95-99.999%

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

  • 95 to 99.9% nitrogen

Using nitrogen for curing helps maintain an atmosphere free of oxygen and moisture, preventing oxidation on metals.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Purity Required:

 

Nitrogen Generators can be used in chemical plants for several applications. For production, storage, and handling of chemicals will sometimes require the use of chemically inert nitrogen. Nitrogen is used by the chemical industry to protect against the danger of fire, moisture contamination and discoloration of product degradation that result from atmospheric moisture and oxygen.

Blanketing

Blanketing has a fairly constant nitrogen demand with low flows and volume requirements. Surges in the demand for nitrogen occur when there is a drop in temperature or a transfer from the vessel, making for a larger “head space”.

Pressure Transfer / Unloading

Higher flows of nitrogen are needed for a short time during these operations, depending of the amount of material moved and the distance. Unloading a tanker truck to a storage vessel requires a moderate flow. Loading a barge from a storage tank takes high flows and volumes of nitrogen. Pressure unloading can require pressures greater than 100 psig, depending on the line pressure needed and the time allowed for the transfer.

Pipeline and Vessel Purging

Purging is necessary to clear lines and vessels of liquids or reduce oxygen levels. Several purge cycles may be required, depending on the purity of nitrogen and the desired oxygen content. Flow and volume requirements are generally quite large. To successfully purge a vessel or pipeline, 4-8 volume turnovers of 95%-98% purity nitrogen are typically required.

Reactor Sparging

Reactor sparging is performed to remove an impurity that can hinder reactions or produce unwanted by-products. The impurity is usually water or oxygen. Depending on whether the process is batch or continuous, the need for nitrogen is occasional or constant. The inert gas flows and volumes are low to moderate.

Pigging

When transporting more than one type of chemical through a line at the same time, a “pig” is used to physically separate the materials being transported. The medium for transferring the pipeline contents and the pig is either air or nitrogen. Pigs are also used to locate obstructions or ensure that a line is clear of any obstruction. The amount of nitrogen needed depends on the volume of the line and the time allotted for completing the operation. Many CPI operations have erratic nitrogen demand patterns, therefore, a surge tank is sometimes needed to buffer the nitrogen. A low pressure (200 psig) vessel is generally adequate. Non-cryogenic nitrogen can be recompressed to higher delivery pressures by conventional compressors.

Drying

Some chemicals and processes are adversely affected by moisture and must be kept extremely dry. Generon® membranes produce extremely dry nitrogen, down to 5 ppm or less water vapor by volume. The nitrogen can also be heated to improve its drying effectiveness.

Recommended Systems:


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As in normal autoclave applications the curing of polymer resin carbon fibers and Kevlar are enhanced.  Temperatures above 1,000 degrees C are used in a nitrogen environment.  Carbon fibers yield is about 92% with increased strength.  Products cure faster, finishes are bubble free and have higher strength fibers.  A continuous flow of from a Generon nitrogen generator you can have energy saving, cost reduction and high quality products.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen PSA Generator
  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator

Purity Required:

  • 99% - 99.995% N2

With oven temperatures reaching 1,500°F or higher, oxidation on the finished product is always a concern in annealing processes.   Bright annealing requires a high purity of nitrogen (99% to 99.995%) to insure high quality product during the oven curing process, this is usually a small SCFH flow rate.   During the cool down period a higher SCFH flow rate is being used, but typically at a lower purity of nitrogen (95% to 99%).  Generon can provide you a generator to match your purity requirements. The Generon NS- series can provide from 95% to 99.999% purity levels.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generator
  • Nitrogen PSA Generator

Nitrogen PSA Generator

  • Purity Required: 95 – 99.999%

Nitrogen is used in blanketing to purge furnaces of oxygen where the adhesive compounds are applied to tape materials. By purging the furnace with nitrogen, materials have the ability to bond better.

Recommended Systems:


Purity Required:


Oxygen supports life even at microscopic levels.  When you remove the oxygen and replace it with nitrogen purity as low as 95% you stop the growth of bacteria.  By blanketing, or sparging nitrogen into the system, the need to add chemicals or organic material to eliminate food spoilage, mildew, and mold is eliminated.  Whether it be, a powder, liquid, or a bulk food storage container N2 prevents the growth of bacteria.  Generon patented membrane units are best suited for these application. Generon’s patented high efficiency membranes have the ability to provide a constant flow, in a small foot prints and 10 year plus service life.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane System
  • Nitrogen PSA System

Purity Required:

  • 95% to 99.999%

Curing facilities using autoclaves and ovens for curing of meal, Kevlar, high strength fiber, and carbon fibers are a perfect application for introducing N2 into the process.  With purity requirements ranging from 95% to 99.999% the lower the oxygen content the dryer the air the more ideal the curing conditions.  Benefits are no metal oxidation, faster curing times, high quality product produced, increased production.  Besides the nitrogen generator, a properly sized quick fill receiver needs to be incorporated into the design.  Our engineers are always ready to design to your needs for an optimized system.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators

Purity Required:

  • 95-99% N2

Introducing Nitrogen at purity levels above 95% into liquid sparging or bubbling processes, reduces oxygen content to a level where most biological and botanicals cannot exist.
Industries
Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, chemical companies, open water cooling tower systems, food grade oil manufactures, photo lab processors, marine bilge and ballast disposal.
Injecting of nitrogen with purity levels of 95% to 99% into liquid baths at relatively low pressures can prevent algae and bacterial growth.  Injection of N2 into liquid exposed to ambient conditions can be effective in killing unwanted algae.  With such low purity levels needed Generon’s patented new high efficiency membrane units lend themselves for easy install or retrofitting to a current system.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:

  • 90-95% N2

Using gaseous Nitrogen to power hand tools rather than compressed air provides a cleaner dryer drive gas than air.  Using gaseous Nitrogen at approx -40F dew point, will severely reduce the possibility of corrosion damaging the power tools and reducing their effective life.

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:

  • 95-99.5% N2

For years Generon nitrogen membrane systems have been used for filling tires, struts for military aircraft such as helicopters, V22 aircraft, F18 aircraft, etc.   These N2 systems can also be utilized for purging gaseous O2 systems after assembly to help remove potentially harmful hydrocarbon residue from the assembly / repair process.

Generon's PSA and Membrane Nitrogen Generators can be used for a variety of applications. From small scale applications to large scale off shore platform applications, we can meet the demands of your industry. Here is just some of the applications our systems are used for:

Recommended Systems:

  • Nitrogen Membrane Generators
  • Nitrogen PSA Generators

Purity Required:

  • 90-95% N2

Nitrogen generators from Generon can be utilized to inert the vapor filled space within the fuel tanks and fuel tank bladders on commercial and military vehicles and aircraft.  This inert gas reduces the potential for explosive vapors to gather and create an explosion if ignited via spark, or projectile penetrating the fuel tank.

{image_2}The Generon Cabinet Series is designed and fabricated using the Generon Hollow Fiber Membranes. These standard or highly engineered systems enable high flow rates in a small cabinet design. Nitrogen membrane purities range from 99 up to 99. 9% pure Nitrogen.

  • Nitrogen flows from 480 scfh up to 15,080  scfh (13.6 to 427 Nm3/h)
  • Nitrogen delivery pressures from 130 to 180 psig (9.0  up to 12.4 bar g)
  • Minimal footprint & minimal maintenance

Standard Components Include:

  • Hollow Fiber Membrane Modules
  • Cabinet Enclosure
  • Purity Control Valve

Options Include:

  • Oxygen Analyzer (Zirconium Oxide type)
  • Dew Point Analyzer
  • Product Flow Meter
  • Product Booster Compressor
  • NEMA 4X (316 Stainless Steel) Enclosure
  • Coalescing Filtration
  • Heater
  • Fail Safe Package (off –spec nitrogen automatically vented to atmosphere*)
  • Enhanced PLC with Telemetry
  • Hazardous Area Classifications
  • Particulate Filter
  • Control System
  • Carbon Filter Vessel

                           
Typical Nitrogen Membrane Cabinet Layout

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How Membranes Work – Separation of Nitrogen from the Air

The membrane separation of gases is simple in concept. At the heart of technology are polymeric materials extruded into hollow-fiber membrane that allow for the rapid passage of some gases while minimizing the passage of others when applying a pressure gradient across the membrane.

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Figure 1 demonstrates the relative rates of common gases with the focus on the separation of oxygen and water vapor from compressed air to provide a high-purity nitrogen product stream. The GENERON® polymer has the best properties for allowing O2 & H2O to permeate preferentially through the membrane walls relative to the N2 and inert Ar, resulting in the most efficient air separation membrane performance and lowest unit power consumption for nitrogen generation.

A GENERON® membrane module may contain millions of single hollow-fibers. Compressed feed air is passed down the bores of the fibers at one end of the module with the enriched nitrogen gas exiting from the opposing end. Oxygen and water vapor are selectively removed and vented away from the feed air as it flows to the other end of the module. If the feed gas is supplied to the membranes with pressures greater than 500 PSIG, then a different flow scheme is used: In high-pressure applications, like CO2-Removal from natural gas, the membranes are supplied with the feed gas on the shell-side of the hollow-fibers and the permeate gas containing the “faster” gases are collected inside the bore of the membrane fibers. The GENERON® membranes allow gas separation at pressures up to 1,200 PSIG and are maintaining a history of reliability unmatched in the industry!

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GENERON® modules the best available membrane materials with state-of-the-art fiber bundling and the optimum module fabrication methods to provide the most cost effective solution for on-site nitrogen production....and we have over 60 patents to prove it! To view our Nitrogen Membrane Product Line, click here, or to inquire about a nitrogen membrane generator, please click here.

 

 

 

 

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Nitrogen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Technology

Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology has been available for decades to separate Nitrogen Gas from Compressed Air.  Although oxygen and nitrogen gases are present in enormous quantities in our breathable air, a significant amount of money must be spent to access them separately in their gaseous or liquid form. In addition to the cost of the gas, further costs are incurred because of the special safety and logistic issues surrounding cylinder handling and storage. Still other costs to consider are tank or cylinder rental, potential liquid nitrogen evaporation, and the extra inventory sometimes held due to process variations.

The Generon IGS PSA, NITROSWING®,  Nitrogen gas generators, the solution is at your fingertips. You can now produce nitrogen...low cost, on-site, when you need it. And not only is it possible to vary the purity and pressure based on your application, but it can be done without sacrificing safety and reliability ...proven performance based on thousands of our satisfied customers. What's more, all of these benefits combine to provide a short-term payback, proving "The more you use it; the more you save!"

The Generon IGS NITROSWING®  PSA uses a proprietary CMS (carbon molecular sieve) to separate the nitrogen from air. This specifically engineered material selectively adsorbs oxygen, allowing high purity nitrogen to be produced. Compression and pretreatment of the incoming air ensure efficient and long term operation of your equipment. Our team of engineers will design and size stand-alone or turn-key systems to meet your nitrogen requirements.
Our systems are designed to work with either oil-free or oil-flooded compressors as well as desiccant or refrigerated dryers, giving you maximum flexibility.

How a PSA Works:

Generon® Nitrogen PSAs use adsorption process to remove oxygen from the compressed air stream. The PSAs are controlled by a solid state programmable controller with automatic start/stop operation, which operates the valves through a timed sequence called a cycle.

During one cycle, compressed air enters through a solenoid operated valve from the air buffer tank. It travels into the bottom of the “on-line” tower, Adsorber Vessel 1 (AV1). As compressed air flows upwards, Oxygen is adsorbed by the CMS (Carbon Molecular Sieve). Since nitrogen molecules are too large to be adsorbed by the CMS, they pass through the adsorber vessel and the purified nitrogen exits the top of the “on-line” tower.

While the “on-line” tower is producing nitrogen, the other tower (AV2) is being regenerated. The regeneration process consists of depressurization of the tower, causing the oxygen that has collected on the CMS to be released and vented to the atmosphere. At the conclusion of the depressurization cycle, a small stream of nitrogen from the producing tower is injected into the top of the tower. This pure nitrogen is used to purge the remaining oxygen from the CMS, as the vessel completes its depressurization and purge. This vessel is then repressurized and put back into a production cycle.

The production and regeneration cycles alternate continuously from tower to tower following a predetermined PLC program.

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Technology Comparison PSA vs Membrane

Generon IGS offers two technologies for air and gas separation. For this comparison, we are going to compare how the two technologies separate nitrogen from the air we breathe.

System Type      Purity Pressure Ease of Operation Abiend Temperature 
PSA System PSAs are ideal for generating high purity nitrogen - up to 99.9995% Product delivery pressures up to 115 PSIG (7.93 bar g) PSA systems are reliable, but have more moving parts and supporting systems than membrane systems. Dryer must be maintained, and at least 8 switching valves. PSAs perform best with ambient conditions below 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
Membrane System Membrane Systems are ideal for generating nitrogen between 95% and 99% Product delivery pressures up to 500 PSIG (34.47 bar g) Membrane systems are relatively simple with no moving parts to maintain. Membrane systems perform well up to 165 degrees F (73 degrees C)

Generon’s manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2008 Certified. At Generon, we strive to design and manufacture quality products that are built to last. If you would like to take a tour of our facility, call our office to speak with one of our sales representatives to schedule a tour.

In addition to our ISO Certification, Generon has numerous patents supporting our membrane technology.

Generon IGS has 41 US Patents and over 80 worldwide.  Generon IGS patents cover basic polymers useful in gas separation, the processes used to convert these polymers into asymmetric hollow fiber membranes, the modules used to commercially use these membranes for various gas separations, and several novel applications of our modules for specific customer use.  From our first patents on Powadir membrane structures in 1988 to our most recent patents for portable module systems,  Generon IGS has always prided itself on providing innovative gas separation solutions to our customers.

Here is a list of a few of our Patents:

  • US Patent 4,772,392   Process for Preparing Powadir Membranes from Tetraholo-bisphenol A Polycarbonates
  • US Patent 4,840,646   Gas Separation Membranes from Bisphenol AF Polycarbonates and Polyestercarbonates
  • US Patent 7,517,388   Module with a Variable Sweep Stream
  • US Patent 7,497,894   Truck Mounted Portable Air Separation System

Generon IGS is the leading manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art air separation membrane products and technology.  Commercial since the early 1980s, Generon has been and continues to be a leader in the application of membrane technology for gas separations through the crafting of innovative products for the most demanding customer needs.

Cutting Edge Research and Manufacturing Center at Generon’s California Campus

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Generon technology started with work in the 1960s by Dow Chemical researchers in which the first hollow fiber membranes were made.  Although produced initially for liquid separations, the technology was extended to gas separations in the 1970s through membrane research for fuel tank inerting of military aircraft.  Success in this work lead to the commercialization of first generation of air separation membrane modules in the early 1980s; Generon was born.  Generon’s technical team of engineers and scientists combine for over 170 years of membrane experience with more than 60 issued patents over the last quarter century.

Generon research is focused on developing new fibers and modules for an ever expanding marketplace.  New membrane products for gas separation applications such as gas dehydration, syngas separation, carbon dioxide removal from air and hydrocarbon streams, helium recovery, hydrogen purification, SF6 and refrigerant gas recycling as well as improved air separation are being invented today at our research facilities.

Generon research has a dedicated spinline for hollow fiber development, a state-of-the art membrane property testing program, as well as prototype module fabrication and module testing facilities at our California campus.

Additionally, we have been researching in the field of pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) or vacuum-pressure-swing adsorption (VPSA) processes as an alternate technology to our GENERON® Membrane technology. PSA and VPSA technologies allow the separation of gases where purities of 99.999% are required, e.g. hydrogen purification, or where the membrane technology can not be applied, e.g. in the rejection of nitrogen from hydrocarbon rich streams.

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Currently, IGS has open positions, if you are interested in joining the IGS team, please e-mail your resume to careers@generon.com and Human Resources will review your qualifications.
 

Generon utilizes its unique drying technologies of hollow fiber membrane and desiccant air dryers for dew point suppression. Standard offerings include dew points of +40 degrees F (4C) and -40 degrees F (-40C). Optimal technologies are available to reduce the dew point to less than -100 degrees F (-73C). Our systems provide clean, dry air, from system that meet our customer's exact specifications.

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Generon IGS is a division of Innovative Gas Systems (IGS). IGS is a global technology company that specializes in systems that produce industrial gases; Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Process Gas Separations including Natural Gas, CO2, H2S, SF6 and many more. IGS has operating facilities in addition to its US facilities, in Germany, Italy, Russia, China, and the Middle East.

The company operates four manufacturing facilities, located in Houston, Texas; Pittsburg, California; Chengdu, China and Grosseto, Italy.

Technologies

Generon IGS has core technologies for the production of industrial gases and separation of process gases:


Nitrogen Technologies:

Generon utilizes two technologies for the Separation of Nitrogen Gas from compressed air streams:

  • Nitrogen hollow fiber membrane module separators - The base technology was developed in the mid 70’s by Dow Chemical and the company Generon was formed in the early nineties to commercialize and market the technology. Generon is one of only four companies that has the manufacturing capabilities to manufacture its Hollow Fiber Membrane Separators
  • Nitrogen Pressure Swing Adsorption - This technology utilizes a pressure sensitive adsorbing material to produce Nitrogen to very high purities.

 

Compression Products:

Generon has developed a full line of compression products to complement its Nitrogen Technologies. This was a natural progression for the company, as each of its Nitrogen products require compressed air as its raw material.

Instrument Air Dryers:

  • Membrane Air Dehydration - Building on its technology base as one of the world’s largest producers of Nitrogen Membrane Separators, Generon IGS has developed an innovative new technology at its Pittsburg, California R&D facility for the removal of water from compressed air streams. The Membrane dryer technology is a simple robust product offering point source dew point suppression.
     
  • Twin Tower Dryers – Generon, building on its extensive knowledge of building thousands of PSAs, developed a line of instrument air dryers utilizing two alternating beds to dry the compressed air to exact customer specifications. The Twin Tower Dryers are marketed to major oil companies and EPCs where the standard industrial dryers will not hold up to the harsh environments in the off shore oil and gas applications.
     
  • Air and Nitrogen Compression - Generon has developed extensive packaging expertise for reciprocating and screw compressors driven with natural gas engines, diesel engines or electric motors. The packaging of these products can be done to meet exact customer specifications. Packages delivering up to 9,000 psig have been produced.

 

Process Gas Separation Technology

Natural Gas – CO2 / H2S, H2 – CO, Natural Gas – N2, Biogas, H2, He, SF6, plus unique custom separations

Generon’s process application group at its California facility utilize custom formulated hollow fibers, and PSA technology to achieve world class separation efficiencies.


Generon IGS’ Manufacturing / Fabrication:

Pittsburg, California - Membrane Nitrogen, Air Dehydration and Process Separation Modules are manufactured at this facility for global distribution. Modules are supplied to all IGS locations from this facility (Houston, Germany, Italy, China, and Russia) and strategic customers.

The Pittsburg facility is staffed with a team of Process and Chemical Engineers. Our application team at this facility works with customers worldwide to custom design separation systems for their specific process gas streams.

Houston, Texas Custom Fabrication Center - The Houston facility focuses on high specification, integrated skidded systems for Oil & Gas, Marine, and Industrial Markets. Compression Packaging - Diesel / Electric Driven

  • Low - High Pressure Systems from 80 to 9,000 psig
  • Nitrogen Systems - All Capacities and Purities
  • Instrument Air Systems - All Capacities
  • Process Gas Systems

This facility is fully equipped with an extensive array of fabrication technologies. Just some of the shop capabilities are as follows:

  • ASME Certified Pressure Vessel Shop
  • PED – Certified European Pressure Vessel Shop
  • Pipe fabrication capabilities to all design standards
  • Certified in Multiple Welding Technologies
  • Skid fabrication shop for integrated packages to over 2000 hp (1491 kw).
  • Electrical Panel Shop fabricating to all international standards
  • Full Laser alignment capabilities utilized for all rotating equipment alignment       
  • Fully outfitted testing capabilities:
  • Over 3,000 hp (2237 kw) of compressed air capabilities for testing integrated packages at full design flows
  • Certified flow test stand capable of measuring flow from 10 scfm (11 Nm3/hr) to 3,000 scfm (4,750 Nm3/hr)
  • Natural gas engine test area for full system run testing
  • Certified equipment and personnel for Hydro Testing of piping and vessels


Research & Development

Generon maintains an active R&D center at its California facility. New process separation technologies are under development for both hollow fiber custom blended polymers and PSA technologies utilizing unique absorbents to achieve cutting edge separation efficiencies.

 

Quality

Generon along will all the IGS locations has an extensive quality program. All of the IGS facilities are third party certified to ISO standard. Facility Certifications:

  • US - ISO 9001:2008 DNV Certified (Houston and California)
  • China - TÜV Rheinland  ISO 9001-2000
  • Italy - ISO 9001:2008 Certified, CE 761/2001 (EMAS) / ISO 14001

 

Expansion

The IGS Group is has been expanding its market presence and product offerings.  The following companies have been added to the IGS Group greatly expanding the product and services we can provide our customers:

  • Global Nitrogen Services - GNS exclusively uses Generon IGS equipment to service the Oil & Gas, Coal and Mining Industries.
  • Houston Vessel Manufacturing - Designs and manufactures custom pressure vessels, filters and filter housings.
  • Houston Compression & Services - Provides custom compression packages and HCS is an authorized distributor for CompAir Compressors.
  • ACFM Inc. - leader in air and gas handling systems in both Pressure and Vacuum applications. Authorized Roots Blower Distributor.
     

At Generon IGS, we are in a unique position to offer a full compliment of gas separation technologies as a complete package which includes surrounding process equipment to support a multitude of industries and applications. Generon IGS continually strives to deliver the highest quality product in the industry.

All Generon IGS facilities are ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

Products

Technologies

Hollow Fiber Membrane Learn More >

The membrane separation of gases is simple in concept. At the heart of technology are polymeric materials extruded into hollow-fiber membrane that allow for the rapid passage of some gases while minimizing the passage of others when applying a pressure gradient across the membrane.

Pressure Swing Adsorption Learn More >

Although oxygen and nitrogen gases are present in enormous quantities in our breathable air, a significant amount of money must be spent to access them separately in their gaseous or liquid form. In addition to the cost of the gas, further costs are incurred because of the special safety and logistic issues surrounding cylinder handling and storage.

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Project Engineer, Engineering Manager
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