Sources Sought: US Navy Seeking Portable Nitrogen Generator

NCMS is assisting the US Navy to identify a partner with capabilities and experience customizing portable nitrogen generator systems.


The US Navy does not have a method to supply sufficient nitrogen gas while aircraft carriers are underway. Nitrogen use is restricted during underway deployments, due to limited available quantities and supply chain delays. Compressed nitrogen gas cylinders are portable but do not provide an adequate supply for unrestricted use. Current supplies of liquid nitrogen do not meet requirements for unexpected conditions.

Solution Sought

The US Navy is seeking a partner with the capability to customize a ready-for-use portable nitrogen generator system. This system is to include an input air compressor, inlet/outlet filtration, and a purity/flow monitoring system.

Desired Solution Capabilities

  • Generate nitrogen from ambient air with a minimum purity of 99.995%
  • Minimum flow of 50 scfm
  • Minimum output pressure of 50 psig
  • Ability to be mounted on a skid that can be secured onto the hanger bay of an aircraft carrier during use
  • Automatic standby mode, providing required pressure, flow, and purity as required

White Paper Response

Interested parties should provide a White Paper response with no more than ten (10) pages using the format below. Responses are due no later than COB November 18, 2022. All questions or concerns can be addressed to

Required Content:

  1. Describe general approach to accomplish the objective
  2. Describe assumptions
  3. Detail the approach to the objective
  4. Provide high level project schedule and timing
  5. Describe rough order of magnitude cost
  6. Provide recent and relevant experience in accomplishing similar objectives.


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