Oil-free air keeps fresh food contaminants at bay

Oil-free air keeps fresh food contaminants at bay

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Fresh food processors can now benefit from reliable, high quality air and nitrogen services in their production operations, thanks to compressed air specialist Boge.

Compressed air plays an important role during fresh food production, in cleaning and sorting, while nitrogen in modified atmosphere packs is essential for preservation of fresh fruit and vegetables. Bubbling water basins are controlled with compressed air jets and during sorting and quality control, imperfect salad leaves are blown individually from conveyors.

Since the compressed air comes into contact with the end product, it is critical for quality reasons that only a compressor delivering oil-free compressed air is used.

Boge’s systems make use of a frequency-controlled SLF40-3 Bluekat screw compressor, which supplies Class 0,100% oil-free compressed air, and an N2 nitrogen generator with down-stream container, which produces nitrogen on demand in-house.

To enhance performance, an F65 micro-filter can be installed to ensure the compressed air is absolutely free of particles.

Contact: Boge Compressors

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