Gardner Denver CompAir onsite Nitrogen Generation chosen by leading snack food producers!
The last decade has seen Nitrogen become the the industry norm for MAP (Modified Atmosphere packaging) allowing food produces to expel Oxygen from their manufacturing processes. By replacing Oxygen with Nitrogen you dramatically improve the products taste, appearance and life time therefore increasing the overall product quality and shelf life.
Benefits of using MAP
• Preservation of product flavour, aroma, texture and nutritional value
• Increased sales through high product quality
• Fewer product returns
• Increased production efficiency with longer production runs
• Better product colour and texture at point of sale
• Extended product shelf-life
• Increased export opportunities to new geographic markets
MAP is used in
• Potato chips, corn and extruded snacks
• Edible oils – refining of palm and coconut oils
• Coffee and tea
• Powdered milk
• Spices, pasta and other dried products
• Grated cheese and other dairy products
• Fruit juices and wine
On-sight Nitrogen Generation has now been made simple by the Gardner Denver CompAir Nitrogen Generator systems. The range of nitrogen generators from CompAir use pre-treated air from a standard industrial compressor which is essentially “sieved” so that oxygen and other trace gases are removed while nitrogen is allowed to pass through to the application as the product gas. Air separation is not a new idea, but the radical Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) design and control systems employed on the CompAir nitrogen generator range have maximised gas output and reduced compressed air consumption to achieve even higher levels of efficiency than before.
A nitrogen generation system can reduce costs by up to 90% when compared to traditional methods of supply. If a company using liquid nitrogen was to convert to gas generation technology, the new system could be expected to pay for itself in typically less than two years. For a company using cylinders, the payback could be even earlier, less than 12 months in many cases.
Meet our Customers
Al Shaihani – Snack Food Company – OMAN One of the largest Snack Food producers in the Middle East have selected Gardner Denver CompAir on site Nitrogen generators to improve their manufacturer efficiency and global reach. With much of their products being exported out of Oman product quality and life time is paramount, with a required flow over 300nm3/hr and Nitrogen purity of 99.5% (0.5% O2) the Gardner Denver CompAir nitrogen generation system enabled Al Shaihani to completely convert all filling lines to Nitrogen whilst allowing for additional capacity for future expansion,