Nitrogen gas in VRM
Why is it that only Nitrogen gas is used in Hydraulic cylinder of VRM. Is there any specific reason? Are there any alternatives to Nitrogen gas.
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Re: Nitrogen gas in VRM
Nitrogen is used because it is the cheapest, chemically-inert gas available. If air is used (or allowed to enter the system), there is always the danger of explosion of air-oil vapour in the accumulator due to the oxygen content. Inert gases are also non-corrosive.
Other chemically-inert gases such as argon could be used, but they are all much more expensive to produce than nitrogen.