Agricultural Gas

Next-Level Gas Solutions for the Agricultural Industry

Whether you work in farmwork, food and beverage manufacturing, or forestry and fishing, you can keep your processes running smoothly with agricultural gases supplied by Oxygen Service Company.

Optimize Your Agricultural Tasks With an Agricultural Gas Company

The agriculture industry is a vital part of the global economy. It provides essential food resources to the ever-increasing population, so it’s important that farmers can produce high yields with the help of specialized equipment and gases.

That’s why Oxygen Service Company is here to provide gas solutions for planting, irrigation, feeding, and harvesting in the agricultural industry.

Agricultural Uses for Natural Gas

Natural gas has many uses in agriculture, such as ripening foods or cool composting. Additionally, natural gas can be used to provide a cleaner source of energy that’s more efficient than traditional fuels like gasoline or diesel.

Our Agricultural Gases

Oxygen Service Company supplies the following natural agricultural gases and more:

  • Propane (C3H8)

    As a top agricultural propane gas supplier, Oxygen Service Company specializes in propane delivery for herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers that keeps your farmhouse operations safer and more efficient.

    Propane is a versatile fuel that can be used to power large farm machinery. It’s also commonly used to power heaters and boilers in greenhouses or barns where temperatures need to be kept consistent for crops or animals. Additionally, propane is ideal for lowering one’s total emissions and runs very cleanly.

  • Nitrogen (N2)

    Nitrogen is often used as a fertilizer or pesticide that’s effective at increasing crop yields. It also plays a large role in maintaining process quality due to its cryogenic characteristics in cooling, chilling, and immersion freezing.

    Additionally, nitrogen is essential in food manufacturing and preparation for reducing spoiling, discoloration, and off-flavors in beef and pork and baked goods. This crucial gas is efficient at reducing spoilage by preventing oxidation in still beverage packages.

  • Ethylene (C2H4)

    Ethylene is a key gas that provides fruit ripening solutions. To achieve an ideal maturation stage by the time it hits the supermarket, food manufacturers often add a controlled amount of ethylene mixed with nitrogen to accelerate the process. This mixture doesn’t damage or alter the organic characteristics of the fruit and can contribute to reduced storage costs.

  • Argon (Ar)

    Argon is a noble gas commonly used to displace oxygen during wine production. This gas is ideal for filling in any portion of the bottle that’s not liquid and maintaining freshness.

  • Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)

    Anhydrous ammonia is a common fertilizer and pesticide used in agriculture. It is a colorless gas, but when it comes into contact with water, it turns into a liquid. Anhydrous ammonia helps to provide nitrogen to plants, which improves their growth and yield rate. It can also be used as an insecticide and herbicide, as it is toxic to small insects and weeds.

  • Methane (CH4)

    Methane is the largest component of natural gas and is often used in agricultural applications like heating greenhouses or livestock barns. Methane can also be used to generate electricity through generators or fuel farm equipment such as tractors or combines.

  • Oxygen (O2)

    Oxygen is another critical gas for greenhouses. It helps speed up the growth of plants during photosynthesis. Oxygen can be added to water tanks or fertilizers as well.

    Food wastewater streams rely heavily on oxygen for enhanced aeration and aerobic digestion. Plus, the aquatic side of agriculture uses dissolved oxygen to promote fish health.

    Similar to gases like nitrogen and carbon dioxide, oxygen is critical for food processing in beverages. Hyper-oxygenation is a key part of fermentation in white wine production, while micro-oxygenation improves the color of red wine.

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    Carbon dioxide is an agricultural gas with a wide range of uses in the industry. It helps to regulate the temperature within greenhouses and is the key for the photosynthesis process that stimulates crop growth inside the greenhouse.

    CO2 also assists with compost cooling, as it keeps the temperature of your compost below 20° to prevent the premature sprouting of produce like mushrooms during transport. This type of CO2 enrichment also extends to atmospheric storage solutions. It reduces the oxygen levels in your storage level and extends the shelf life of your fruits and veggies.

    Finally, carbon dioxide is the core function of pressurized carbonated beverages like most sodas and reduces the need for added preservatives while maintaining taste and texture.

  • Nitrogen

    Nitrogen is one of the most commonly used gases in the world today. Regardless of what applications you need it for, make sure you get the right nitrogen with us.

  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

    Sulfur dioxide is a long-time choice for improving the production and health of crops by controlling weeds and preventing them from taking over crop fields. It’s also used as a preservative and antioxidant in many foods, like dried fruits, to extend shelf life and ward off browning. In wine production, SO2 protects against oxidation and reduces the growth of bacteria and unwanted yeast.

  • Hydrogen (H)

    Hydrogen is often used as an additive to improve the efficiency of combustion engines in tractors or other agricultural machinery. In an effort to reduce energy consumption levels and guarantee better management practices in agriculture, renewable hydrogen production has been produced as a pathway to more sustainable farming.

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The Benefits of Natural Agricultural Gas Solutions

Natural gas solutions provide a number of benefits to the agricultural industry:

  • Natural gas is a clean-burning fuel source that emits fewer pollutants and emissions into the atmosphere than other fuels.
  • With higher efficiency, natural gas promises more power with less fuel usage.
  • Natural gas solutions are cost effective. They’re relatively inexpensive energy sources that require less maintenance and last longer than traditional fuels like oil or diesel fuel.
  • This kind of gas is highly valuable to every aspect of the agriculture industry, as it can power machinery, irrigation systems, greenhouses, and more.
  • Natural gas is easier to store and transport, which is ideal for agricultural operations spread over large areas.

Your Source for Agricultural Gas and Beyond

Oxygen Service Company has been providing natural gas solutions to the agricultural industry for over since 1959. We set ourselves apart from other agricultural gas suppliers by providing top-notch customer service. OSC offers competitive pricing and flexible delivery options to ensure you get the best deal possible for your gas and welding needs.

We’ll stick to our five core values to guarantee your satisfaction:

  • Getting Things Done
  • Professional and Respectful Behavior
  • Customer-Focused Mindsets
  • Positive Attitudes
  • Doing the Right Thing

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