After a decade of research and development in the making, a breakthrough in the field of nitrogen generation has been made by Generon IGS.

The company’s new technology uses its patented PCCP polymer, a high-flow and high-recovery membrane module that also allows for the manufacture of low-cost membrane modules for nitrogen generation.

The new PCCP membrane modules are best suited for applications where nitrogen usage pressure is low, such as blanketing on chemical tankers or LNG carriers.

In addition to being the most compact air separation membranes in the world, the PCCP membrane modules technology also allows the design of nitrogen generators with more than 20 percent lower energy consumption, smaller footprints, lower weight and a smaller price tag.

Generon IGS, Inc. notes that it is continuing with research and development efforts to even further improve GENERON® membrane technology.