The Outstanding Brewing Company relies on a continuous supply of compressed air and nitrogen at critical stages of its production process: from purging kegs and tanks, oxygenating beer to promote fermentation, through to filling, bottling, labelling and packaging the final product. To meet these needs, Atlas Copco installed a system comprising a tank-mounted 5.5 kW GX5 rotary screw compressor with integral refrigerant dryer, together with filtration for hydrocarbon and odour removal. The energy-efficient compressor’s dry air output feeds a plug-and-play NGP8+ nitrogen generator and buffer tank, then a separate storage receiver for nitrogen at the required purity. The installation not only met The Outstanding Brewing Company’s process needs but also provided opportunities to realise operational cost savings, in terms of energy requirement, and will deliver a comparatively short-term payback on capital costs.
To find out how breweries can benefit by adopting on-site nitrogen generation systems, please visit: https://www.atlascopco.com/en-uk/compressors/industry-solutions/brewery-air-compressor/nitrogen-generator-brewery