Nitrogen generators are used in controlled atmosphere produce storage to reduce the oxygen levels in the produce storage environment and slow down the ripening process of fruits and vegetables. This helps to extend the shelf life of produce and reduces the amount of spoilage that occurs during storage and transportation.
A nitrogen generator extracts nitrogen from the air and compresses it into a storage tank. This pure nitrogen can then be used to replace the oxygen in the storage environment, which can reduce the respiration rate of fruits and vegetables and slow down the ripening process.
Storage Control Systems, Inc. offers two types of nitrogen generators: