Food & Beverages

Highest Quality of air is required in food and beverage industry. Traces of oil aerosol can result in altered or polluted product. To ensure best practice, the International Standards Organization (ISO) established a new class of air quality for food and beverage manufacturers. Known as Class 0, it is the most stringent air quality class, limiting oil contamination in liquids, aerosols and vapors.

Uses of compressed air in the food and beverage industry include:

  • Product handling — to move products at high speeds along the production process
  • Food filling machines
  • Fluid pumps — to move liquid products in the production and filling process
  • Nitrogen generation — compressed air is filtered to produce nitrogen, used in the packaging process
  • Air knives — for the cutting and peeling of products such as fruit and vegetables
  • Packaging — to generate the vacuum used in the packaging process