Because base metals are critical in industries like manufacturing and construction, they must be produced in foundries with stringent standards.
Foundries rely on intense heat for the production of cast metals. Temperatures must be so high that they can turn solid metals into liquids, allowing them to be easily molded into various designs.
Base metal manufacturers can maintain extreme heat through a careful combination of specific gases.
Let’s review some of these gases and their roles in keeping foundries blazing hot.
Gases for a Blazing Hot Foundry
If you work with base metals, you know that the ability to keep your foundry hot is critical to your operation. You need a precise mixture of gases to keep production running and maximize output.
Hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen can help you achieve a consistently hot foundry.
Hydrogen is a key component in the heat-treatment industry. It’s colorless, odorless, tasteless, highly combustible, and the lightest element.
Hydrogen is used as a reducing agent since it removes oxygen in metallic oxides such as copper, iron, zinc, lead, and more.
Nitrogen is another essential gas for foundries. Nonmetal, nonflammable, and the lightest pnictogen, nitrogen is essential for purging gaseous and particulate impurities.
Oxygen is an oxidizing agent and a highly reactive nonmetal. It can help reduce fuel consumption in foundry processes, from rotary furnaces to ladle preheaters and cupola furnaces.
The ability to keep your foundry hot optimizes production and affects your bottom line. Having access to the right gases that are consistently precise is, therefore, essential for your success. For high-quality industrial gases as well as dependable supplies and deliveries, nexAir is the partner and supplier you can rely on.
nexAir: Reliable Specialty Gases for a Wide Variety of Industries
In addition to hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, nexAir provides other specialty gases for a wide range of industries.
- Acetylene (C2H2)
- Anhydrous ammonia (NH3)
- Argon (Ar)
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Compressed air
- Fuel gas
- Helium (He)
- Industrial gases
- Medical/healthcare gases
- Nitrous oxide (N2O)
- Propane (C3H8)
- Specialty gases
Delivered via Cylinders or in Bulk
nexAir specialty gases are delivered in sustainable gas cylinders that have been specifically designed for industrial uses and settings. Their construction and compact size ensure longer shelf lives and better gas stability.
Our company also offers specialty gases in bulk using our bulk gas systems. With a nexAir bulk gas system, companies can avoid cylinder handling expenses, lower insurance costs, and have more space (since you won’t have cylinders). Clients can also reduce their gas usage by as much as 20%.
Experience the nexAir Difference
Handling gases requires technical knowledge and expertise. nexAir helps you Forge Forward by delivering precise, specialty gases according to your needs. We have engineers, industry experts, and specialists who use their KnowHow to study your company’s technical processes and exact requirements. We also use our collective knowledge to help you handle our products, maximize your operations, and get the most from our industrial gases.
After being in business for over 80 years, nexAir maintains its unwavering focus and commitment to its customers. We continuously strive to provide the best service and products so that you can succeed with nexAir by your side.
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