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Food & Beverage Applications

Why insist on Atlas Copco Rental 100% Oil-free air compressors for your food production? Your reputation is at stake. You can’t afford to compromise on product quality.

Automation/instrument air: Prevents jamming and contamination

Compressed air is used to control the valves and actuators in automated lines for filling, packaging and bottling. Oil in the air builds up and can jam these components, causing expensive line stoppages. In addition, the instruments, continuously vent out the air, which if oily, contaminates the end product.

Transportation: Maintains powder purity

Compressed air is used to push foodstuffs, such as powdered milk or cocoa powder, along pipes. Oil contaminant will mix with the powder and spoil the product.

Cleaning air: Eliminates risk of inferior products through contamination

Compressed air is used to clean bottles, packages and molds prior to filling. It also cleans piping, for example when changing from one beverage to another. Oil in the compressed air will contaminate the food containers and will negatively affect beverage taste and smell of the end product, besides being a health hazard.

Air blowing/aeration: Prevents losses due to impure air

Compressed air is pumped into a liquid to boost its oxygen content. This is used, for example, in pisciculture to oxygenate water in lower layers and/or oxidize the sediments. Oil contamination in the air will kill the fish and other fauna.

Fermentation: Ensures healthy bacteria, no product contamination

Compressed air supplies oxygen to bacteria during fermentation to produce food ingredients such as citric acid, wine, yogurt, etc. The presence of even small oil traces will affect bacterial activity, create a substandard product, and contaminate the end product.

Food storage: Avoids losses of stored foods

In the air separation process, compressed air is broken up into oxygen and nitrogen. The nitrogen is then used to preserve foods in cans, in larger storage facilities and in maritime transport. The air must be 100% oil-free as the nitrogen comes directly into contact with the food. Oil will also destroy the membranes in psa plants and these are expensive to replace.

Cooling and spraying: Clean air reduces product rejections

Compressed air is used to cool down baked goods after they emerge from the oven. Contamination of the air spoils the end product leading to rejections and production losses.

Filling and capping: Guarantees product purity

Compressed air is used in filling and capping machines. Contamination of the air with oil may compromise the purity of the end product.

Other uses: Protects your reputation for quality

Compressed air is used in a variety of other applications, for example peeling vegetables for juices. Oil in the air deposits on the vegetables, causing direct contamination of the juice.
With Atlas Copco Rental’s extensive fleet of rental air compressors, both electric and diesel versions, Atlas Copco Rental is able to meet your air demands. Ask your Atlas Copco Rental representative about our Class Zero rental air compressors. By receiving Class Zero certification, this should prove to you that Atlas Copco Rental is willing to go the distance to ensure your product quality.