Do you think bulk gases are only for the major companies and you're too small to have a bulk tank? Maybe not. Let’s look at this topic a little closer.
Bulk storage systems come in many different types and sizes. Bulk systems can also be tailored to fit your specific needs. The average size high pressure cylinders contain 250 standard cubic feet of gas. If you use 10, 20, 30 cylinders or more of the same gas in a month’s time, you might be a candidate for a bulk system.
Bulk systems come in several convenient sizes. They range from 40 gallons to 11,000 gallons, depending on the need. A 40-gallon tank is commonly referred to as a liquid can or dewar. They come with the same gas fitting that's on a high pressure cylinder. The liquid product in the dewar converts to 3724 standard cubic feet of product or almost 15 high pressure cylinders.
As the need increases, so can the size or number of the liquid containers. The conversion factor is 1 liquid liter of liquid Nitrogen converts to 695 liters of gaseous Nitrogen. It is common practice to take liquid Nitrogen and convert the liquid into a gas through a vaporizer, which is then used in a process. The demand of product dictates the size of the bulk system needed.
Some of the common sizes offered are:
40, 60, 250, 525, 750, 900, 1200, 1500, 3000, and up to 11,000 gallon tanks. Some systems are OK to be mounted indoors with the proper atmospheric protection, but most bulk systems are located outside and piped indoors to the related equipment. Wireless liquid level technology is available to monitor tank levels, triggering re-order of additional product to prevent service interruptions.
If you use 10 cylinders or more of the same gas in a month, contact us for your free evaluation.
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Gas Products Manager at Earlbeck Gases & Technologies