Food & Beverage Applications

Understanding Air Treatment in F&B

Compressed air is a key utility supporting the food packaging and food processing industries. It is used in machines that fill products such as cakes, pies, and liquid products. Compressed air must be contaminant-free to ensure the protection of the food products processed in each facility.

Generators: Pneumatech nitrogen and oxygen generators are most commonly used in food and beverage applications, where gas can be used in almost every part of the production process. Some examples are packaging, grinding, food injection, bottling, cleaning, blanketing and many more.

Dryers & Nitrogen Generators : Air treatment is necessary in food and beverage businesses that use air compressors. Pneumatech offers dryers and nitrogen generators that can supply any air treatment and gas generation for your business.

When air compressors are used for bottling, packaging, keg washing, etc., the compression of ambient air pulls in all the humidity and particulates that are floating around in the air. That concentration of liquid and contaminates will get down stream of the compressor and cause many issues for a business of any size. Because F&B industries are focused on sanitation to ensure there is nothing introduced into food or beverages, preventing these contaminates and humidity from reaching the product is imperative. To do this, filters and refrigerated dryers are used. Filters prevent particles and contaminates from ruining the final product. Dryers prevent humidity and condensation from getting into the ingredients, packaging and the products. Dryers also help keep the actuators in a bottling line from becoming clogged or rusted overtime because of condensation. These keeps the packaging line moving and reducing any downtime.

Air treatment is often initially overlooked in the planning process of many industries, but it is imperative to make sure you are using filters, dryers, condensate management and nitrogen to produce the best product without contaminates. Pneumatech offers multiple products that provide a full solution for any F&B industry. To learn more about Pneumatech dryers and Pneumatech nitrogen generators, click the links.