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Food & Beverage

Centrifugal Compressors for the Food & Beverage Industry

Industry Requirements

Striking a balance between complying with food safety codes and providing a safe product to the consumer, all while reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

Prevention is critical. Food safety laws, such as the GFSI schemes and the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, are taking the proactive position of preventing illness and recalls rather than reacting to them afterward.  However, the laws are not specific regarding compressed air quality requirements.

Manufacturers must establish their own risk management programs, and determine satisfactory contamination levels for the three contaminants: particles, water, and oil, for both direct and indirect contact points of risk.


Industry Solution

Centrifugal compressors offer ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil-free air, at the highest efficiency with the lowest maintenance requirements and cost of ownership.

FS-Elliott centrifugal compressors allow you to eliminate the risk of oil contamination and deliver ISO 8573-1 Class 0, oil-free air to power your operations. Other compressed air technologies such as rotary screw compressors add oil to the compression process. With an oil-free centrifugal compressor, the air, and oil is completely isolated from each other, avoiding potential contamination risks.

Designed for facilities that require a low maintenance solution, centrifugal compressors empower operators to reduce preventative maintenance schedules and lower system operating costs. Visit our AirCompare℠ energy and maintenance calculator to discover potential savings hidden in your compressed air system.

Food & Beverage Applications

  • Air Knives
    Air Knives

    Uses compressed air for cutting, peeling or blowing liquid or debris from products as they travel on conveyors.

  • Fluid Pumps
    Fluid Pumps

    Rely on compressed air for operating diaphragm pumps responsible for moving liquid products in the production and filling process.

  • Food Filling Machines
    Food Filling Machines

    Use compressed air in machines that fill food products.

  • Packaging & Transportation
    Packaging & Transportation

    Uses compressed air to power conveying systems to move ingredients and during the product packaging process.

Products for Food & Beverage Industry

  • P300

    25 – 60 m3/min
    900 – 2,220 CFM

  • P400

    45 – 100 m3/min
    1,500 – 3,400 CFM

  • P500

    70 – 130 m3/min
    2,600 – 4,500 CFM

  • P600

    110 – 190 m3/min
    4,000 – 6,800 CFM

  • P700

    170 – 340 m3/min
    6,000 – 12,000 CFM

Case Study: Molded Plastics Plant Saves Over $103K

  1. Case Study

    Learn how a molded plastics plant saved over $103K a year by employing a centrifugal compressor.

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  2. Background

    A molded plastics plant was operating eight rotary screw compressors to deliver compressed air to their production lines.

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  3. Manufacturing Challenge

    An increase in production at the plant required a supplement to their existing air capacity.

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  4. Results

    Customer saved over $75,000 in maintenance and $28,000 in energy savings.

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Learn how a molded plastics plant saved over $103K a year by employing a centrifugal compressor.

View full case study.

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Understanding Food-Grade Compressed Air Standards: Guide to Preventing Risks at Your Plant

Compressed air contamination is one of the largest concerns currently facing the food and beverage industry. View our latest white paper for an overview of current food safety laws requirements and the key to regulatory compliance at your plant.