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Nitrogen (a.k.a. N2) is an inert gas (non-flammable) gas used as a utility in industrial plants. Inert gases basically prevent undesirable chemical reactions from happening. Nitrogen and, to a lesser extent, argon, are the most common inert gases used in the chemical industry, due to their high natural abundance and low relative cost. Millions of tons of Nitrogen are isolated from atmospheric air every year, through different separation processes according to the production scale and purity required. The production of large quantities of relatively pure Nitrogen is carried out, mostly, through cryogenic distillation. On the other hand, moderate volumes of low purity Nitrogen are commonly produced via pressure swing adsorption and membrane permeation. Finally, hydrocarbon combustion processes are used mainly in heat treatments when there are residual contaminants.
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Cost estimates for generating nitrogen (1,000 Nm³/h).

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Data Legend. The chart shows the Nitrogen costs and prices in the United States, in USD cent per Nm3 (/), as follows:

  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), United States, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Brazil, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Colombia, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Chile, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Mexico, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Hungary, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Italy, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Poland, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Indonesia, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Thailand, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), India, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Philippines, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Australia, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), China, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Japan, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Russia, contract price, exw, formula
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  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), South Korea, contract price, exw, formula
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  • cash cost, off-site: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), South Korea, cash cost, formula, off-site (large supplier)
  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Taiwan, contract price, exw, formula
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  • cash cost, off-site: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Taiwan, cash cost, formula, off-site (large supplier)
  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Saudi Arabia, contract price, exw, formula
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  • cash cost, off-site: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Saudi Arabia, cash cost, formula, off-site (large supplier)
  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), South Africa, contract price, exw, formula
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  • cash cost, off-site: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), South Africa, cash cost, formula, off-site (large supplier)
  • contract price, exw: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Turkey, contract price, exw, formula
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  • cash cost, off-site: Nitrogen (99.7 vol%), Turkey, cash cost, formula, off-site (large supplier)

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  • Monthly costs and prices of 10 industrial utilities, including: Chilled Water, Cooling Water, Demineralized Water, Process Water, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Steam, Compressed Air
  • Data in 33 key countries, grouped by 6 world regions:

    1. Americas: United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia
    2. Northwest Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
    3. Central & South Europe: Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland.
    4. Southeast Asia: Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India
    5. Northeast Asia: China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan
    6. Africa & Middle East: Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey
  • Historical series since January 2007
  • Short-term forecasts covering a rolling 6 months forward

About Nitrogen. Nitrogen (a.k.a. N2) is an inert gas (non-flammable) gas used as a utility in industrial plants. Inert gases basically prevent undesirable chemical reactions from happening. Nitrogen and, to a lesser extent, argon, are the most common inert gases used in the chemical industry, due to their high natural abundance and low relative cost.

Millions of tons of Nitrogen are isolated from atmospheric air every year, through different separation processes according to the production scale and purity required. The production of large quantities of relatively pure Nitrogen is carried out, mostly, through cryogenic distillation. On the other hand, moderate volumes of low purity Nitrogen are commonly produced via pressure swing adsorption and membrane permeation. Finally, hydrocarbon combustion processes are used mainly in heat treatments when there are residual contaminants.

Most of Nitrogen is produced on site, for local consumption (captive Nitrogen), however it may be stored and transported as a gas or liquid, at cryogenic temperatures. High pressure cylinders or cylinder clusters can be used for storage/shipping of small quantities of Nitrogen gas. Liquid Nitrogen, in turn, can be transported/shipped in storage vessels (small quantities) or road and rail tankers (large quantities).

The uses and applications of Nitrogen may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Nitrogen are Low-purity (90 to 99.9%), HIgh-purity (99.998%), Ultra-high purity (99.999%)

Nitrogen is mainly used in metallurgy; as alloy constituent; scavenging and protective gas; and in heat treatment. It is also used as inert gas in shielding and fire fighting, and in food storage and processing.

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