Atlas Copco Rental includes in its fleet high efficient nitrogen generator designed for the Offshore industry.

ANTWERP, Belgium - June 3, 2013 – Atlas Copco Rental’s new offshore certified nitrogen generator, the NGM2000, fitted with high efficient membranes is now available on selected markets.

June 03, 2013

Nitrogen is used extensively in the oil & gas industry for the drilling, completion and workover of wells. It is also used for pipeline services, both on- and offshore, in LNG terminals and in downstream installations.

Nitrogen, being a dry and inert gas, can be generated on-site at high pressures and high purities (and thus low oxygen levels) to prevent ignition of flammable gases or to protect oil field equipment from corrosion.

Offshore certified

All components of the NGM2000 are mounted inside a 20ft, DNV 2.7.1 and EN12079 certified ISO container. The container is painted with offshore paint and designed for use from the cold arctic region to the hot deserts, onshore or offshore.

Membrane technology – higher capacity at lower cost

Thanks to its high flow capacities the new Nitrogen Generator Membrane, NGM2000, is ideal for applications such as flushing pipelines, cleaning and drying of systems as well as for fire prevention in the oil and gas and marine industries.
The NGM2000 uses high efficiency membranes to produce nitrogen. A bundle polymer fibre acts as a membrane allowing nitrogen to pass through while other gases (such as oxygen, water vapour and carbon dioxide) permeate. Primary air compressors feed the membranes, which can in turn generate a nitrogen purity between 95% and 99,5 %.

Atlas Copco Rental can offer a total solution to match their customers’ needs, including feed-air compressors, nitrogen membrane systems and high pressure boosters up to 350 barg.

Nitrogen is used extensively in the oil & gas industry for the drilling, completion and workover of wells. It is also used for pipeline services, both on- and offshore, in LNG terminals and in downstream installations.

Nitrogen, being a dry and inert gas, can be generated on-site at high pressures and high purities (and thus low oxygen levels) to prevent ignition of flammable gases or to protect oil field equipment from corrosion.

Offshore certified

All components of the NGM2000 are mounted inside a 20ft, DNV 2.7.1 and EN12079 certified ISO container. The container is painted with offshore paint and designed for use from the cold arctic region to the hot deserts, onshore or offshore.

Membrane technology – higher capacity at lower cost

Thanks to its high flow capacities the new Nitrogen Generator Membrane, NGM2000, is ideal for applications such as flushing pipelines, cleaning and drying of systems as well as for fire prevention in the oil and gas and marine industries.
The NGM2000 uses high efficiency membranes to produce nitrogen. A bundle polymer fibre acts as a membrane allowing nitrogen to pass through while other gases (such as oxygen, water vapour and carbon dioxide) permeate. Primary air compressors feed the membranes, which can in turn generate a nitrogen purity between 95% and 99,5 %.

Atlas Copco Rental can offer a total solution to match their customers’ needs, including feed-air compressors, nitrogen membrane systems and high pressure boosters up to 350 barg.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.


Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air, nitrogen, steam and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.