Nitrogen N2

Nitrogen is an odorless and colorless gas which was discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772. Its name is derived from the Greek 'nitron' and 'genes' meaning nitre forming. By volume, it makes up 78% of the air and is naturally found in all living things. 

It has a wide variety of applications in multiple industries. The chemical industry uses nitrogen for the production of fertilizers, explosives, nitric acids and for instance nylon. For these production methods, nitrogen has to first react with hydrogen to create ammonia. 

In many high pressure testing applications for leak testing, gaseous nitrogen is utilized as a medium due to its low investment cost.


Resato's experience with Nitrogen Testing in the Oil & Gas Industry

Many of our customers in the oil & gas industry use nitrogen to perform tests on BOPs, SCSSVs, Christmas trees and drilling equipment. We have supplied multiple units to global oil subcontractors, oilfield operators and maintenance companies who perform high pressure leak testing with nitrogen. 


Technical specification


Atomic number 7  
State at 20°C Gas  
Melting point -210.0 °C, -346.0 °F, 63.2 K  
Boiling point -195.8 °C, -320.4 °F, 77.4 K


Density NTP 1.165  
Relative atomic mass 28.02  



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