Nitrogen Tyre Inflation now available!

The Benefits of Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Nitrogen Tyre inflation

Nitrogen tyre inflation is now available at the service stations Total Jounieh, Total Amaret Chalhoub and Total Nahr Ibrahim

Brief Information:

  • Recent studies have shown that 8 out of 10 tyres travel on the road are under inflated.
  • Nitrogen have a low diffusion rate when compared with Oxygen due to the

Variance in molecular physical properties.

  • Since Nitrogen is mostly an inert gas, it helps reducing temperature rise (that causes sidewall deformation) due to road bed friction by 17-21%.
  • Nitrogen prevents water vapor which is the main culprit to rim damage (rust), to TPMS damage, to valves (pressure loss) and breakage of tire walls (cuts).
  • Nitrogen have a low heat conductivity & a low noise conductivity.

Nitrogen Tyre Inflation Common Applications:

  • Most Motorsport vehicles tyres (Formula 1, Rallye cars, Dragsters, etc….)
  • NASA Space Shuttles tyres.
  • Earth moving equipment tyres.
  • Civilian and Military armored vehicles.
  • Civilian and Military planes tyres.
  • All competition grade bicycle tyres such as in the Tour of France and D’Italia.

Nitrogen inflated Tyres remain inflated for 3 to 4 times longer than those inflated with common Air. Maintaining the proper tyre inflation pressure results in the following benefits:

  • Better handling and road holding (enhance stability at high speeds).
  • Reduced puncture risk (more safety).
  • Reduced rolling resistance thus decreasing fuel consumption.
  • Reduced tread wear & increased tyre life.
  • Shorter braking distances.
  • Reduced stress on vehicle frame and body work (due to rough riding on irregular road surfaces).

Additional benefits of Nitrogen Tyre Inflation:

  • Protects the rim and steel belting from corrosion (Rust).
  • Lower noise when rolling.
  • Reduced risk of tyre blowout due to lower running temperature and lack of Oxygen.

*Above information is compiled from different sources.

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