The answer is “Yes”. Yes, air treatment is necessary in breweries and Pneumatech offers dryers
and nitrogen generators
that can supply any air treatment and gas generation needs of a brewery.
The breweries need to rely on a continuous supply of qualified compressed air and nitrogen as a critical element at every stage of the production process: right from purging kegs and tanks, oxygenating beer to promote fermentation, right through to filling, bottling, labelling and packaging the final product.
When air compressors are used in a brewery for bottling, 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 brewery of any size. Because breweries are focused on sanitation to ensure there is nothing introduced into the beer, preventing these contaminates and humidity from reaching the beer is imperative.
To achieve 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 beer, packaging and kegs. 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.