In order to better fit the needs of our customers we have adjusted the LOX® technology to a more compact package, making it suitable for the use in smaller enclosed spaces such as: storage tanks, silos, UPS Rooms, server cabinets, art storage cabinets, etc..
The oxygen level is lowered (made inert) to a point where the combustion of vapours or materials becomes impossible because of the shortage of oxygen. This permanently prevents fire or explosion from occurring.
In cases where the protected area needs to also be constantly ventilated due to heat and/or air humidity levels, the LOX® Compact system can be efficiently adapted to work together with the ventilation system and condition the air before it is blown into the protected area. The LOX® Compact systems are usually used for spaces that require a capacity of up to 30m³ of Nitrogen per hour in order to create the hypoxic environment .
Depending on the nature of the protected area and requirements, the LOX® Compact can be implemented as follows:
- in air-tight rooms and air-tight cabinets or tanks/silos, where personnel access is limited, the system can be configured to bring the oxygen level down to less than 10%, which removes any possibility of combustion. Because of the low oxygen level, employees can access these protected spaces only with the aid of a breathing apparatus (oxygen tank).
The concentration of oxygen and the pressure is continuously regulated and can be adjusted when necessary. Over-pressurizing of the tanks/silos that occurs during the filling process is released through a safety valve. Under-pressurizing of the tanks/silos that occurs when emptying is compensated by pumping in more nitrogen.
- in rooms where personnel need to access on a regular basis, the oxygen level is brought down to 15-17%, which still reduces the possibility of combustion while making it possible for employees to access these protected space without needing the aid of a breathing apparatus.
A LOX® Compact system consists of a compressor, a nitrogen generator, and an oxygen measuring system all operated through the LOX® Controller.
The oxygen level in the protected areas can be set for specific situations and can be continuously measured and adjusted with our LOX® Controller.
All of the protected areas are equipped with a digital display at the entrance, which amongst other information indicate the actual oxygen level.
To further enhance the safety level of your personnel all protected areas are fitted with a strobe light and an alarm horn to warn those present of any anomaly.
Our systems also benefit from our own control and monitoring software with automated e-mail notification system. This allows the users to monitor and control the system remotely using a remote desktop connection.
Any event is also registered by the control unit and automatically forwarded to our service department or to your technical support service depending on the preferred service and maintenance agreement.
The LOX® Controller can be fitted with a UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, to guarantee full monitoring capabilities even in case of power outages.
The LOX® Controller is easily integrable into other systems such as: a complete fire alarm system and/or a building/warehouse management system.
High Performance PSA (HP-PSA)
Using the PSA (pressure swing adsorption) technology, FX and PRESSCON have developed a completely new system (HP – High Performance) that eliminates the drawbacks experienced by traditional PSA systems.
The HP technology distinguishes itself by an optimized airflow in the system and an unique press-on system for the active coal. These improvements result in a system that is environmental friendly with a significantly longer service life and a lower energy consumption.
Our proprietary compression canisters need less than 2m³ of compressed air in order to generate 1m³ of 95% purity Nitrogen. Other systems on the market cannot reach this level of efficiency, often needing up to 3m³ of compressed air in order to generate 1m³ of nitrogen. Besides lower energy usage this also means that by using a LOX® system, a lower capacity air compressor will be needed in order to ensure the desired air volumes. If a maximum possible energy efficiency is aimed for, the protected areas needs to be well sealed in order to minimize the permanent air leakage.
In comparison to the traditional PSA technology, the HP-PSA offers energy savings up to 30%, and when compared to the membrane based technology, energy savings can reach 50%.
Thanks to the modular design of the LOX®, we can provide our customers with systems that are built specifically for the needs of their project.
Other advantages of the HP-PSA technology are:
- Optimal air flow and enclosed carbon bed for a low chance of carbon dust formation;
- Long lifespan of the carbon, therefore lower depreciation;
- Provided with an integrated dryer, so no refrigerated dryer is required;
- Low compressed air factor, meaning reduced electricity consumption and a lower capacity compressor;
- Any desired nitrogen purity can be reached, up to 99.99% – while 99% is the standard;
- Modular structure for cost-effective and easy maintenance.
Customers can also choose to have a partially or fully redundant system to further foresee any possible disruptions that could be caused by system malfunction. This is done depending on the project magnitude, and the specific requirements.
For example, for a large project the system can be configured with two LOX® Compact units which ensure the desired capacity, while installing a third back-up unit will offer a 50% redundancy level.
For full redundancy it is possible to install a second identical LOX® Compact system as a backup.
In situations where lower night electricity tariff would make this sustainable, the redundant unit can also be configured to function during the night to further lower the oxygen level. This way the system can then run at a lower capacity throughout the day.
Innovation, quality and flexibility
All our products are developed and assembled in our own factory in Honselersdijk and have evolved around the core values of our company: innovation, quality and flexibility.
Having production under our own management, makes us a highly flexible organization. This enables us to build to your specifications to deliver a custom installation which reflects your requirements, rather than just a standard product.
Maximum Security and considerably lower operation costs:
FX Prevent offers you competitively priced systems, with a considerable long-term operation and cost-efficient maintenance.