Centrifugal Compressors for the Food & Beverage Industry
Food and beverage processors have a daunting task of providing consumers with a consistent, yet safe product supply.
Whether compressed air comes in direct or indirect contact with consumable products, maintaining air quality is essential to minimizing contamination risks, which can result in reduced shelf life, changes in taste or appearance, and product recalls.
New requirements outlined in the United States by the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, best practices referenced in the Global Food Safety Initiative and British Compressed Air Society Code of Practice, and certification processes such as ISO 8573-1, reinforce the need for using clean air in the manufacturing process to reduce contamination risks.
ISO 8573-1, Class 0 oil-free air allows manufacturers that produce or package food and beverage products to reduce contamination risks.
FS-Elliott offers food and beverage manufacturers compressed air solutions that reduce contamination risks and remove moisture and particulate matter, which can lead to product recalls. This includes the delivery of clean, dry, oil-free air compliant with ISO 8573-1, Class 0. FS-Elliott’s global services team allows manufacturers to maintain their 24/7 operations with minimal interruptions.
Uses compressed air for cutting, peeling or blowing liquid or debris from products as they travel on conveyors.
Rely on compressed air for operating diaphragm pumps responsible for moving liquid products in the production and filling process.
Use compressed air in machines that fill food products.
Uses compressed air to power conveying systems to move ingredients and during the product packaging process.
To meet air demands the customer was looking to add an additional rotary screw compressor to their operation.
The customer replaced eight rotary screw compressors with one centrifugal compressor, introducing oil-free air into their packaging process.
Customer saved over $75,000 in maintenance and $28,000 in energy savings.
In my 30 years of industrial engineering, that is the finest piece of equipment that I have ever seen.Corporate Facilities Engineer