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Atlas Copco Hits Trade Show Floor at the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Wine enthusiasts from around the world will unite in Sacramento, California, from Feb. 4 through Feb. 6, 2020, for the 26th annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. And at Booth C1116 at Cal Expo, Sacramento, Atlas Copco will highlight a world-class tool of the trade — its NGP+ on-site nitrogen generator, which offers customers the purest nitrogen needed to make the very best wine.

“Nitrogen offers many benefits to the wine industry due to the fact that it is practically insoluble in water and therefore is ideal for wine transfer,” explained Paul Humphreys, vice president of communications for Atlas Copco Compressors. “Nitrogen plays a pivotal role throughout the wine making process, and Atlas Copco is pleased to support winemakers across the country in their processes, helping them create efficiencies and save money while they are at it.”

Atlas Copco will be demonstrating the benefits of nitrogen, air and vacuum solutions that were designed to work together, and to bring significant benefits to customers. Many wineries already have an on-site air compressor and with that you are already 50% of the way towards making your own nitrogen.

Having an on-site nitrogen generator eliminates the need to constantly buy bottled nitrogen, and the NGP+ can reduce running costs by up to 50%. Most customers see a return on investment in two years or less. Furthermore, on-site nitrogen generation offers customers the options of making nitrogen at different purity levels, from 95% to 99.999% purity. Attendees to the show will be able to pick up a whitepaper summarizing the benefits of on-site nitrogen production. The P.R.I.C.E benefits of on-site nitrogen focusses on purity, reducing waste, increased safety, cost savings and improving the environment.

To ensure maximum taste and quality, wine bottles are washed and dried with nitrogen before they’re filled. The nitrogen drying is much faster than with normal air because the production process of the on-site nitrogen generator makes it a very dry gas. Further, after the bottle is filled, the cork is purged with nitrogen before it’s placed to avoid the presence of residual air in the neck of the bottle.

Interested in learning more about the NGP+ and the uses of nitrogen in the wine-making process? Please contact Erin Heaney at eheaney@tbaww.com or 843-995-1322 to schedule an in-person interview during the show or to request follow-up information.

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