For some time now, nitrogen has been widely used by winemakers in processes that involve both the production cycle and wine preservation. The aim of using nitrogen is to prevent oxidation, thus stopping the organoleptic properties of the wine from changing, and inhibiting the growth of unwanted bacteria.
Nitrogen gas is essential in the preservation of snack foods, bottling, packaging, electronics soldering and a number of other applications. It is also crucial during laser cutting and accounts for 60% of the total operational cost of a laser cutting machine used for different type of metals.
From bean to cup, the fate of coffee is tied up with nitrogen. While nitrogen is critical to the growth of the coffee plant, it is also the answer to the quest for preserving its freshness and quality through storage and packaging.
Until recently the only option to extend the shelf-life of a packaged product was with the use of synthetic additives and/or low temperatures, the arrival of compressed gas and nitrogen changed the game.
Aquaculture refers to the farming of aquatic organisms, such as (primarily) fish, crustaceans and algae. This growth industry has the potential of addressing the world’s increasing food demand. Oxygen plays a key role in aquaculture as it helps keep the fish alive and healthy.
Biogas is an up-and-coming renewable source of energy. It is produced by taking waste from households or businesses and turning it into a green fuel that can be used to generate gas, electricity and heat. Oxygen plays an important role in this process.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an increasingly popular treatment for various injuries and illnesses – from multiple sclerosis to sports injuries. Patients usually spend about an hour in a pressurized chamber where they breathe high-purity oxygen through a mask.
Ozone is a highly reactive and oxidizing gas that is used in many water treatment processes – from drinking water applications, pools and aquariums, aquaculture and the food and pharmaceutical sectors. It kills viruses and bacteria, removes chemicals and improves water quality.
Clean, dry compressed air applications include yarn detectors, sewing machines in the clamping, positioning equipment, and sewing needles, sewing machine cooling system. Selection of efficient, energy saving, environmentally friendly dryer, reduce energy consumption in the production process.
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.