The US coal mining industry is reported to be experiencing the 'enormous benefit' of nitrogen generator units, according to On Site Gas Systems.

The industry is thought to be turning to the use of nitrogen generators, specifically to fight against underground fires or prevent such incidents in the first place.

On Site Gas Systems (OSGS Inc.) manufactures a range of nitrogen generators and oxygen generators, which are suitable for use in a wide range of industries and applications. The company was recently chosen by the US' National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop a high volume, high purity nitrogen generator, for underground coal mine use to inert behind coal mine shaft seals.

The initiative is in support of The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) recently strengthened regulations in the US, regarding the sealing and inerting of unused underground mines.

OSGS Inc. was 'ideally suited' for this application, given the company's extensive experience in the design of nitrogen systems, coupled with its direct experience in inerting behind the seals of coal mines and multiple applications of inerting a coal mine after a fire.

OSGS Inc has designed customised nitrogen generators for dozens of industries in a multitude of applications. These systems are sold in Australia exclusively through On Site Gas Systems Australia - a subsidiary with a fast growing number of local installations, in a wide variety of industries.

Rodney Rodrigues, General Manager of On Site Gas Systems Australia, explained in a statement, “Our supplier, On Site Gas Systems Inc, expertise is in producing and delivering nitrogen at the point of use at the customers specified purity, pressure and flow.$quot;

$quot;These systems are designed and built under the supposition that they must operate for decades in the most remote locations in the world, under the harshest environments.$quot;