Their challenge

This client was spending over $1 million per year in liquid nitrogen for tank process equipment inerting. A process study was completed that demonstrated that nitrogen generation costs could be reduced by 40% by generating nitrogen on-site. The project goal was to clear a site at the client’s existing facility and to install a new foundation and electrical transformer for a vendor-supplied, cryogenic nitrogen system. The age of the plant and the narrow footprint of the selected space presented significant design challenges. Another challenge was the need to replace the plant’s existing liquid nitrogen tank while keeping the existing nitrogen facility in service.

Our solution

Our engineers worked closely with site operations, safety personnel, and equipment vendors to overcome existing challenges, including the adjustment of the equipment layout to fit the narrow site footprint.