The scoop on Liquid Nitrogen Dewars in Western Michigan

Liquid Nitrogen is a monochrome, odorless, noncorrosive and fire-retardant cryogenic liquid that has the same properties as the specialty gas Nitrogen. Because liquid nitrogen is noncorrosive, you do not need containers made from very specific, hard materials. Due to this, liquid nitrogen can be stored in many different types of containers. Liquid Nitrogen is distributed in varying types of containers, [which depends on|depending on|considering]11] the quantity being requested by the purchaser.

Dewars are one of the many different types of vessels utilized for liquid nitrogen. They can range in capacity from 5 to 200 liters. Some of the features of dewars include:


  • A pressure type liquid level gauge
  • Full tricock valve
  • Various relief devices
  • Insulation to for thermal efficiency


These characteristics tend to make the vessels safer and easier to use.

There can be variations in dewars, for example portable dewars must have a tough construction and casters and are meant for low-pressure transport. Most dewars come with a loose-fitting dust cap over the outlet to prevent moisture from the atmosphere from clogging the neck. This also allows the gas produced from the vaporized liquid to escape.

GTW has a product line of liquid nitrogen dewars to simply distribute and store liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic products. To learn more on how you can purchase this and other equipment in Western Michigan contact GTW today.