Though necessary for many different applications and industries, compressed air can lead to a wide range of issues. Even water vapor can cause trouble for air motors and specialty compressed air applications. Whether working in the medical field or soda manufacturing, high-performance systems designed for optimal purity are critical.
In the food and beverage industry, in particular, the purity of compressed air is especially important; contaminated air can cause impede operations and seriously compromise product quality. And unlike the compressed air tools used in many other industrial manufacturing facilities, contaminants in food and beverage production can affect consumer health and well-being.
Foodborne illnesses impact nine million Americans every year. This can be extremely expensive for manufacturers, who must deal with recalls, downtime, and costly lawsuits. Food and beverage operations are subject to stringent safety and quality inspections, as well as strict FDA regulations and rigorous routine cleaning and maintenance standards.
Clean air is critical in food operations for such systems as:
Automation, controlling the valves and actuators that power filling, bottling, and packaging processes
Transportation, managing the flow of fine and powdered products through pipelines and processing systems
Liquid aeration, supporting the air and water quality of farming operations involving fish and other live animals
Cleaning and maintenance, ensuring that packaging and containers are clean and ready for product filling
Fermentation, providing oxygen to yogurt, cheeses, wine, and similar products supported by the health of live bacteria
Storage and packaging, supporting high-quality canning and preservation
Temperature control, maintaining both hot and cold food quality throughout processing
At Compressed Air Systems (CAS), we’re proud to specialize in compressed air solutions for a variety of industries, including the food and beverage sector. Our team handles a complete inventory of specialized compressed air solutions, all of which ensure easy compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Our top recommended brands for the stringent needs of food and beverage processing include:
Key Qualities of High-Performance Air Compressors
When installing a new air compressor system in food and beverage operations, high purity and high performance are critical. Eliminating the threat of air-based contamination makes for more than just good business and operational efficiency — it also protects consumer health.
Vigilant FDA inspectors bring a long list of specifications to every operation, and your compressor should be up to the challenge. Be sure to seek out products that demonstrate:
- A quality guarantee, with no room for error
- Dependability for daily use
- Energy savings and efficiency to protect both the environment and your facility’s bottom line
- Class Zero Air: Oil-free compressors eliminate debris and contaminants by nature of their design
- ISO 8573 compliance
- Clean, high-quality distribution piping
Partnering With Compressed Air Systems
The team of expert technicians at CAS works closely with every one of our customers to find the best solution for their unique application. We have deep experience in the food and beverage industry, and fully understand the importance of eliminating air contamination from sensitive operations. We’re proud to supply time-tested, top-of-the-line specialty equipment to meet all of your application needs.
Our list of food and beverage clients includes many major players — M&B Products, Cost Beverage, Cultural Juice, and Alessi/Virgo Foods, to name just a few.
To learn more about our high-performance, FDA-approved air compressor equipment and specialty food and beverage services, check out our line of food-grade products from top names including Kaeser, Powerex, and Nano-Purification.