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The air around us consists of two substances, oxygen and nitrogen, and, through separating these substances from each other, you can use just the nitrogen for inflating tyres.
Rubber in the tyre serves as a membrane through which the air slowly leaks whereby the pressure in the tyre gradually becomes too low. Thanks to the nitrogen gas molecule having properties that differ from the oxygen gas molecule, nitrogen does not leak out as quickly.
Increased safety, reduced fuel consumption, increased lifespan and improved environment
A maintained and correct air pressure means that the car runs more easily. This, in turn, means that the car uses less petrol and causes lower emissions of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. With pressure maintained, the tyre wear is reduced and its lifespan increases significantly. Thanks to the correct pressure, the road holding is also improved. The car becomes easier to handle in a critical situation and the braking distance is shorter.
The air that is normally pumped into the tyre contains humidity. When the tyre changes from hot to cold, condensation is formed on the inside of the tyre and the risk of corrosion on steel and aluminium wheel trims increases. In turn, this also affects the quality of the tyre. Nitrogen is dry and inert, that is to say it does not react with either tyre or trim.
Nitrogen in the tyre is becoming increasingly common among haulage and transport companies in the rest of Europe. Within the aviation industry, nitrogen has been used for a long time, primarily because the risk of a blown tyre is reduced. In many ports, vehicles carrying dangerous goods have to use nitrogen as it does not add oxygen if a fire were to break out. Thanks to its special properties, nitrogen is also common in racing, for example, Formula 1 and NASCAR.
Nitrogen from AGA
AGA offers nitrogen in several different forms: in gas bottles, as a liquid in a tank or for own-production on-site with a generator. We also provide the equipment that is required, a so-called Nitrogen buggy, in order to inflate the tyre to the required pressure.