Protecting the environment with oil-free compressed air

Modern technologies for tomorrow’s food and drinks manufacturer.

This special industry page is showing which technical developments are currently available to food and drinks manufacturers, in terms of compressed air technology, for the direct processing of food. It also explains the benefits of using these modern compressed air systems, with a view to reaching environmental protection and digitalization objectives for the sector as a whole.


Highest requirements in terms of quality, safety, reliability, and ultimately customer focus.

Unlike compressed air usage in other industries, there are no standards or legislation that define an acceptable minimum purity level for compressed air used in food manufacture. While regulations and codes around the world state that compressed air used in this environment must be contaminant-free and pose no risk, no actual limits are stipulated.

The risk to food and drink from compressed air processes can potentially be significant if the right precautions and preventative measures have not been taken. Moisture, oil and other particles all pose a risk in applications where compressed air is commonly used, such as drying and filtering.

As a result, all food and drinks manufacturers want to take the steps required to ensure their goods meet the highest quality standards. All steps throughout the supply chain – from manufacturing and processing, to packaging, transporting and storing – must be closely scrutinised, and ensuring compressed air purity levels are never compromised should be a top priority for decision makers.

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Your Benefits of Oil-free Compressors

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Risk-Free Legal Compliance

Some processes need clean, dry, oil-free air and cannot risk contamination. With an oil-free compressor you get peace of mind, both in your system and for your business.

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Lower Maintenance Cost and Energy Savings

A true oil-free compressor does not have oil in the compression chamber. Consequently, minimising downstream filtration requirements and pressure drops, which directly translates into energy savings.


Worry-Free Operation

Air treatment systems and process equipment can be damaged by oil-laden compressed air, which can then affect sensitive electronic components causing unnecessary downtime and expense.


Increased Sustainability

With high quality, contaminant-free air, you can be sure that you are helping make your compressed air system as streamlined and efficient, as possible.

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Case Studies

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CompAir Helps Leading Food & Beverage Producer Maximize Reliability

CompAir PureAir Case Study D37H RS Colner Hofbrau

The most economic configuration for oil-free compressed air generation

Outstanding beers demand outstanding compressed air technology

Outstanding Beers Deserve Outstanding Compressed Air Technology

Clean Compressed Air Essential To Chocolate Production

Clean Compressed Air Essential To Chocolate Production

Coca-Cola Enterprises bottles up energy savings with CompAir

Coca Cola Enterprises Bottles Up Energy Savings

Food and Beverage Brewery Case Study

CompAir cuts energy costs by 25% at the Einbecker Brewery

Clean compressed air for the cream of the spinach crop

Clean Compressed Air For The Cream of The Spinach Crop

Coca Cola Icecek takes on oil-free compressor

Coca Cola Icecek Takes On Oil Free Compressor

CompAir Case Study Food and Beverage Weihenstephan Brewery

CompAir Lowers Energy Costs At Worlds Oldest Brewery

CompAir Case Study Food processing Societe Marie

CompAir Puts Energy Savings On The Menu At Marie

CompAir Case Study Food Manufacture leading UK bakery

CompAir Slices Energy Costs At Bakery

CompAir Case Study Food Processing Ifantis

CompAir Takes A Bite Out Of Energy Costs At Ifantis

CompAir Case Study Heineken Brau Union Hungaria Sorgyarak Nyrt

Heineken Lowers Lifecycle Costs With Oil Free Compressor

CompAir Case Study Food and Beverage Belovo

Oil Free Compressors Cut Energy Costs By 25% At Belovo

compAir Case Study Food and Beverage Hochwold Nahrungsmittelwerke GmbH

Only The Best Is Good Enough For Hochwald Dairy

CompAir PureAir Case Study Food and Beverage Mast-Jagermeister

PureAir™ technology at Mast-Jägermeister

Quantima system compresses Case Study Food and Beverage Murray Goulburns

Quantima system compresses carbon footprint by 35% at Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha Plant

CompAir Case Study Food and Beverage Societe des eaux Minerales

Société des Eaux Minérales De Luchon Cuts Cost With Oil Free Compressor

CompAir Case Study Good and Beverage National Food Manufacturer

New Compressors Help Food Manufacturer's Bottom Line