The Food and Drink industry relies upon compressed air in many ways. These include pneumatic conveying, powering production line actuators and valves. Also conveyor cleaning, specialised dust and crumb removal, wastewater treatment and powering tools throughout factories.
Food and Drink: Pneumatic Conveying
The reliance upon Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying Systems in particular will increase in the Food and Drink sector. These systems rely upon compressed air to power them. Increasing hygiene standards and automation drive the growth of this need. Also the need to reduce plant down time and costs.
Lontra’s Blade Compressor® provides a significant opportunity for compressor users to save costs and reduce energy use. For example, it is estimated that a dairy processing company with 150 low pressure compressors could save approximately €3m and 30,000 tonnes of CO2 over 20 years.