Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Winona

This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas does have its uses, commercially, and Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. makes it readily available to Winona customers.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is an atmospheric contaminant that results when fossils fuels come in contact with excess oxygen and ignite; at high combustion temperatures, the oxygen not set ablaze with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to form nitric oxide (NO) and, with more oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. Commercially, Nitrogen Dioxide is created by the oxidation of ammonia at well-moderated temperatures in a steam-rich environment.

Nitrogen Dioxide’s most common use is in rocket motors, more appropriately in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this form, 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 in positioning motors in orbiting satellites that may need repositioning later. NO₂ is also employed as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in select applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

When it’s employed in specialty gas applications, NO₂ is frequently a component in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene scrutiny.

Need further details on PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The respected professionals at Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. can assist you. Phone us here in Winona at (507) 454-5231. Or contact us online to provide for all your specialty gas needs.