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Compressed air solutions for the brewery industry

Oil-free brewery air compressors, vacuum pumps and nitrogen generators for the beer industry. Our compressed air and gas solutions are the perfect fit for every brewery, with the lowest possible cost of ownership.

ISO 22000 certified

The first air compressor manufacturer to have received ISO 22000 certifications. Assuring breweries that our products are built to perform in their industry.

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Guaranteed continuous oil-free air supply

Certified Class 0 oil-free air and nitrogen according to the ISO 85731-1 norms. Ensuring a continuous supply of both air and nitrogen at the highest purity levels available.

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Compressor solutions for every stage of beer production

Compressed air is needed in almost every stage of the brewing process. We tailor our products to perfectly match the brewery’s needs. Depending on size, noise, energy efficiency and other requirements.

Why use our air compressors in your brewery?

Certified clean air

We have set the standard concerning uncontaminated air. Being the first compressor manufacturer to be ISO 22000 certified and the first to have been certified by a third party on ISO 8573-1 (2010) Class 0 clean air. 

This gives breweries peace of mind that the air is as pure as possible. Highly trained employees manufacture compressors in a safe and controlled environment.

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Solutions for every step of the brewing process

Doesn’t matter if you are a large brewery, microbrewery or a craft brewery, our compressors offer solutions for every single size, because compressed air is used in nearly every step of any brewery’s production process. From fermentation and aeration to bottling and carbonating, we can tailor our products specifically to the brewery’s needs depending on their energy, size and noise requirements.


Optimal cost of total ownership

Being the most reliable machine on the market comes with additional benefits. Having an oil-free air compressor means you do not have to replace expensive filters, there are no extra energy costs for pressure loss due to these filters. This brings down maintenance costs.

Additionally, it is possible to recover the CO2 that is created during the fermentation process for commercial ends or self-use. Finally, thanks to our global service network that contains more than 180 countries downtimes are solved in no-time, no matter where you are or at what time.

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Why use our nitrogen generators in your brewery?

Reduce nitrogen gas costs

We have been in the brewing industry long enough to know that consumers' changing behavior towards drinking less or/and drinking at home has put extra pressure on our customers to stay competitive. This is why saving you money is one of our top priorities.

Reduce carbon footprint

Liquefying nitrogen or producing nitrogen gas requires a great deal of electric energy. When you add to this the carbon emissions that are generated by the actual transport of the liquid nitrogen or the gas bottles, the environmental benefits of onsite nitrogen generation become obvious.

Reduce CO2 usage

In breweries, CO2 is often used for carbonation, blanketing, and purging among other things, but CO2 liquid /bottles can be expensive and can cause issues with over-carbonation. This means that reducing CO2 usage by replacing it with nitrogen would be cheaper and safer, especially when using low-pressure nitrogen.

Partner with a reliable supplier

We understand that having oxygen in your beer could completely affect its quality. This is why we build nitrogen generators that are reliable and easy to operate. We also offer an end-to-end service that will ensure that any breakdown is fixed quickly and efficiently. Having 4885 field service engineers also means that our engineers will never be too far away.

Lowest air factors in the industry

Our NGP+  range provides you with the industry's lowest air factors as standard - as low as 1.8 (95% N2 purity) to 5.4 (99.999%). 

See how our equipment is used by our brewery customers

Birra Peroni brews Class 0 beer

Birra Peroni brews Class 0 beer

The world of compressed air will no longer be the same thanks to the new oil-free ZR air compressor, tested in Italy by Birra Peroni.

Learn more about our oil free compressors ZR/ZT

Barranco Beer Company uses oil-free air for brewing

Barranco Beer Company brews class 0 beer

Barranco Beer Company in Peru uses oil-free air compressors provided by Atlas Copco to produce high quality class 0 beer.

Learn more about our oil-free compressors ZR/ZT

Atlas Copco provided Olde Mecklenburg Brewery with oil-free compressors

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery uses oil-free air in brewing process

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA) uses oil free air compressors from Atlas Copco in their brewing processes to guarantee that their air is clean, their nitrogen is pure and their beer is always uncompromised.

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Compressed air applications in the brewing industry


Compressed air is used to move beer from the conditioning tank to the bottle and for keeping the lines clean. Class 0 oil-free air will make sure the lines and tanks do not get polluted in the process.

CO2 recovery

It is possible to recover the CO2 that is created during the fermentation process and either use it to carbonate your products or by storing it and later selling it.
Read more on CO2 recovery for breweries

Cleaning air

Oil-free compressed air is used for cleaning bottles and packaging prior to the filling. If the air is contaminated it can alter the flavor, odor and foam besides being a health hazard.


Compressed air supplies oxygen to bacteria during the fermentation process (aeration). This converts carbon hydrates to alcohol using micro-organisms. Important during the process is delivering the exact amount of compressed air and maintaining the correct oxygen level in order to determine the quality of the yeast. 

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Compressed air is used to control the valves and actuators in automated lines for packaging, labelling and more. Oil-free air prevents automated components from jamming, thereby lowering maintenance costs.

Waste water treatment

Water used during the brewing process must be treated before it can be returned to the water cycle to minimize its impact on the environment. Naturally, the air needed for this treatment must be oil-free or the water would be contaminated again. Read more on wastewater treatment

Ebook: Compressed air and nitrogen for microbreweries

In this microbrewery ebook, read all about:

  • the process of beer brewing
  • the role of compressed air in beer brewing
  • the role of Nitrogen in beer brewing
  • the key compressed air and nitrogen requirements in microbreweries
  • the design of a compressed air and nitrogen system
  • the importance of monitoring and maintenance

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