Compressed air for mining applications

Company News | 14-Jan-2019

Below we share a snippet from the Safe to Work article written by Vanessa Zhou, that featured in the Australian Mining Safe to Work magazine.

Nitrogen is safe to use in mining applications. Nitrogen is non-flammable. Nitrogen is also non-reactive in general, so it doesn’t support the combustion of other materials. In addition to the safety aspect, mining companies can look forward to precision. Using nitrogen for laser cutting enhances the quality of the cut on the material being used.

From mild steel to stainless steel, nitrogen prevents oxidation of the cut surface. This allows for better application of paint and surface coating to the end of the cut steel. Nitrogen is also better for cutting aluminium and zinc-coated galvanised sheets as its reduces dross.

Using Pulford Air and Gas on site nitrogen generation technology reduces the total cost of laser cutting with nitrogen.

It delivers no delivery fees for the mining user, as well as no running out of gas in the middle of an important job.

According Pulford Air and Gas, the on-site generation of nitrogen also provides better manufacturing cost control for the user.

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Click here to read the full article on the Australian Mining Safe to Work website.

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