Nitrogen Tank Blanketing in Beaumont04/25/2019Nitrogen is utilized for various purposes in the specialty gas industry. Aside from utilization in food and drug preparation, it is used in the maintenance of different (typically highly flammable liquid) materials. This method of preventative maintenance is named blanketing in the specialty gases industry. In the majority of tank vessels there is headspace that, left void, can activate the oxidation process for elements that are liable to this occurrence. In order to maintain these elements in their purest state during transportation and storage, high purity, dry nitrogen is used to replace the air that usually occupies the headspace in these tanks. To control the amount of nitrogen that occupies the tank, a valve control system on the tank sets nitrogen quantities. The valve regulates to keep consistent positive pressure in the headspace of the tank. While the tank is emptying, there will be a considerable increase of nitrogen to compensate the empty space. If you would like to learn more about our high purity nitrogen in Beaumont, please contact Coastal Welding Supply.