February 19, 2020
Saint-Laurent, QC – When a brewery in Newfoundland needed their production costs reduced, Atlas Copco intervened successfully in making that happen.
The team at Boomstick Brewing Co. envisioned a solution to that serious problem: using inert Nitrogen (N2) onsite with high purity thus increasing environmental responsibility as well as reducing carbon dioxide costs. They saw another brewery in Atlantic Canada using a Nitrogen Generator and began evaluating the benefits and challenges with Nitrogen. Carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect places high sensitivity on its use and the idea of replacing this with Nitrogen excited the whole team. The concept caught on with the team in the form of our new product, the Atlas Copco NGP8+ Nitrogen Generator. Nitrogen generators are commonly used in the beer brewing industry, to displace oxygen in tanks during the brewing process.
In Mid-December 2019, Atlas Copco’s technical support specialist, Jose Nunes, flew in to Corner Brook. On that same day, he met up with Terry Flynn of Rideout Tool & Machine Inc. - Atlas Copco’s local distributor, to discuss commissioning the NGP8+ for a craft brewery. On December 18th 2019, Mike and Jose inspected the new Atlas Copco NGP8+ and GX4FF equipment installed at the brewery: Boomstick Brewing Co. was able to plumb the unit themselves with just a couple minor tweaks by Atlas Copco before commissioning. During formal commissioning (6 hours to full purity), Jose took the opportunity to train everyone associated with the Boomstick Brewing Co. on the new Atlas Copco Nitrogen generator (the NGP8+) and on the new Atlas Copco compressor (the GX4FF).
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Atlas Copco is based in Stockholm, Sweden with customers in more than 180 countries and about 39 000 employees. Revenues of BSEK 104 (BEUR 10) in 2019. For more information: www.atlascopcogroup.com