Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Beaumont This brownish, toxic, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas does have its uses, commercially, and Coastal Welding Supply can deliver it quickly to Beaumont customers. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is produced as an atmospheric contaminant by the combustion of fossil fuels in excess oxygen; at flame-inducing temperatures, the oxygen not burned with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to produce nitric oxide (NO) and, in the presence of increased oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial use, Nitrogen Dioxide is created by the oxidation of ammonia at carefully regulated temperatures in a steam-rich environment. Nitrogen Dioxide’s largest use is in rocket motors, more properly in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this application, it is reacted with hydrazine to spark propulsion. These liquefied gases , not being cryogenic fluids, are ideally suited to extended storage in space because there’s no danger of excessive venting from boil-off. They are used to position motors in orbiting satellites that may require relocation at some future date. NO₂ is also employed as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in special applications as a sterilizing atmosphere. Used as a specialty gas, NO₂ is frequently a factor in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring. Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The oft-consulted professionals at Coastal Welding Supply are at your service. Call us here in Beaumont at 800-852-4177. Or contact us online for this or any specialty gas you require.