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Food companies save with in-house nitrogen generators

GENERATING nitrogen from compressed air, Atlas Copco’s NG Series of PSA Nitrogen Generators cost-effectively prevent spoilage and lengthen shelf life. The generators offer an alternative to high-pressure cylinders, thereby eliminating refills and order processing. As nitrogen is available on-demand the downtime associated with changing cylinders is removed. A market leading manufacturer of compressed air filtration and purification solutions, Atlas Copco has been servicing hundreds of New Zealand clients for more than half a century. Atlas Copco will be showcasing the NG Series 7-81 range of PSA Nitrogen Generators at the upcoming FoodTech PackTech Show in October. “The NG series is a safer and more cost effective alternative to high-pressure cylinders,” states Chris Hepworth, AII and AIF business line manager at Atlas Copco New Zealand. “There are no on-going costs such as refills, delivery costs or order processing. Food and beverage manufacturers benefit from reduced downtime associated with changing cylinders because nitrogen is available on-demand.” Atlas Copco offers quality compressed air for superior operational capacity at the heart of the food and beverage industry. From compressed air generation to point of use, there is a wide range of products on offer to create a complete compressed air system tailored to each business’ specific needs. All the products are engineered to integrate seamlessly, ensuring the highest level of reliability and energy efficiency. The NG Series generates nitrogen from compressed air and is the ideal solution to the Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and the Controlled Atmosphere (CA) needs of the food and beverage industry. MAP is a popular food and beverage process in which nitrogen, a tasteless and odourless gas, is flushed into packaged foods just before sealing to prevent oxidation and aerobic spoilage by typically reducing oxygen levels to below one percent for maintaining flavour and crispness. CA is a method of controlling storage in a nitrogen rich atmosphere for containment of fruit and vegetables. The proper balance of O2/CO2 slows respiration of the fruit and significantly improves shelf life. “We offer our clients world class expertise and proven technology in nitrogen generators for the food and beverage industry that are simple, reliable and durable. You get continuous availability at the exact nitrogen purity your application demands as well as low operating costs for extra cost-efficiency. Our flow range is from 1.3 to 130Nm3/h and purity is from 97 to 99.999 percent so we provide a tailored solution to our clients.” Talk to Chris Hepworth on stand 2070 at the FoodTech Show.

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