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Your Leading Supplier of Nitrogen Gas

If you require high-quality oxygen-free nitrogen gas cylinders for refrigeration, air-conditioning or other uses, we are the nitrogen gas supplier for you. Here at Essex Industrial Gases, we have more than 20 years of experience in supplying quality gas cylinders including nitrogen, Helium, Argon, Cellar/Pub Gases and more! So, if you’re looking for a reliable company with extensive expertise, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

What is nitrogen?

Nitrogen is an element that makes up about 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is a component found in all proteins and living systems. Therefore, it is present in organic materials, foods, fertilizers, explosives and poisons. As liquid nitrogen is very cold, it is often used to freeze or refrigerate food and in air conditioning systems.

What is nitrogen used for?

Nitrogen uses are varied, and it is found in many industries. In fact, nitrogen is used in hundreds of applications that can be found around us every day. Here’s our handy guide if you’ve been asking yourself what nitrogen uses there are.

Food Packaging

Nitrogen can be mixed with carbon dioxide to preserve the freshness of food, whether packaged or in bulk. When nitrogen is added to food packaging, it works to drive out oxygen and moisture, By doing this, it can preserve food quality and product shelf life. When pure nitrogen is added to food packaging, it is labelled in the European Union with the E number E941.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning suppliers and installers use nitrogen within air conditioning systems. Nitrogen is great at flushing contaminants out of air conditioning units. This allows the unit to run without spreading contamination.


Nitrogen can also be found within neon tubes in lighting and fluorescent lighting. Nitrogen is a cheaper alternative to argon within lighting and when it charges it emits light at a much lower voltage. Nitrogen is used in fluorescent lighting to prevent oxidisation which in turn prolongs the life of the lightbulb.

Vehicle Manufacture

Nitrogen is used within the motorsport and aviation industries. It is broadly used to fill car and aircraft tyres as it is inert and doesn’t encourage moisture and oxidisation.

Pressurised Beer Kegs

Nitrogen is useful as a replacement for, or in addition to, carbon dioxide to pressurise beer kegs. Particularly popular for use with stouts and British ales, nitrogen is great for use within kegs.

Fire Extinguishers

As nitrogen is non-combustible and boasts stable properties, it is a great cooling agent for use as a nitrogen fire extinguisher.

Nitrogen Gas Price

We will save you money by charging a returnable deposit of much less than one year’s cylinder rental charged by many other nitrogen suppliers. Once you have paid your deposit, you will only ever pay the fill cost. When you no longer require the cylinder you can return it. Then, we will refund a percentage of the deposit based on the length of time you have kept the cylinder. Get in touch with us for a quote.

Why choose us…

Over 20 Years of Experience

Our team has a fantastic combination of skill and experience with our Directors boasting more than 40 years of combined experience in the gas industry.

Leading Gas Supplier

We are the premier industrial gas supplier in Essex and the surrounding areas specialising in the supply of a wide range of gases. Whatever you need, we can supply it.

Range of Products

As well as nitrogen gas cylinders, we supply Helium, Cellar/ Pub Gas, argon cylinders, and more! Get in touch with us for more information.

Need something else?

As well as quality nitrogen gas cylinders, we also offer a selection of other gases at affordable prices including…


Suitable for use with latex and foil balloons, our helium cylinders are primarily used to inflate balloons for displays for parties, special events and more!


Argon is used primarily within the welding and casting industries, especially in the making of speciality alloys and manufacturing titanium.

Cellar/Pub Gas

We work with Maxi-Mix for Customers with very high usage, we can supply and install Analox Co2 Detectors plus supply the Calor range of products.

And more!

If you’re looking for a reliable company to supply your nitrogen gas cylinders at affordable prices, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.