Many laser cutting shops across North America are dependent on inert gases as assist gas and Nitrogen (N2) is the most preferred choice when it comes to cutting mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel and it is also known as high pressure cutting.
Advantages of using High Pressure Nitrogen Gas as assist gas
- Clean cutting
- Nitrogen gas does not react with molten metal while cutting
- Much faster cutting speeds
- Excludes oxygen from cutting zone and prevents metal oxidation
- Prevents discoloring of metal
Traditional Source of Nitrogen Gas vs Generating Nitrogen Gas Onsite
A lot of small, medium and large sized metal shops across North America are still buying nitrogen gas in high pressure cylinders or in liquid nitrogen tanks which is a lot more costly option (85 -90 % costlier) when compared to generating your own nitrogen gas onsite. Air Power Products is helping customers to understand the benefits of generating high purity nitrogen gas onsite and having the control of gas supply 24/7 and how it saves a big chunk of money which companies can instead spend on R&D activities, hiring more work force, marketing & machinery etc.
Air Power Products has recently launched its high purity PSA twin tower & field expandable modular nitrogen generating systems (designed & manufactured in Canada) which are a perfect fit for metal cutting & processing industry. We are helping customers understand their current daily gas usage by auditing the gas supply & associated expenses and then present with a rightly sized system for their facility that can generate sufficient high purity nitrogen gas 24/7 and on demand. We also create a ROI chart that explains how much customer is currently spending for the nitrogen gas vs how much they would spend initially for buying the equipment, its annual running & maintenance cost. ROI chart also explains the payback time and the monthly or yearly savings that the company would make after switching to our onsite gas generating system.