Nitrogen Packaging System
Using nitrogen to purge food products of oxygen is a safe practice that has been utilized throughout the food industry for many years. The presence of oxygen introduces moisture which deteriorates food quality. Nitrogen gas is utilized to help preserve the freshness, integrity, and quality of delivered food products. Food manufacturers use nitrogen purging and nitrogen blanketing to displace oxygen from the atmosphere while processing, packaging or storing food.
Determining the size and type of the Nitrogen Packaging System for your application is based on purity requirements, nitrogen capacity and additional factors mentioned below. Many customers determine their purity requirements by reviewing the nitrogen spec of what they are currently buying. However, this negates an important advantage of generating your own nitrogen, which is tailoring the nitrogen purity to your actual needs in order to achieve maximum cost savings as opposed to paying for higher purity levels that are not necessary. The physical size of these systems varies from a small entry level system (comparable to a small metal storage cabinet) for low nitrogen capacity to a large modular system capable of producing over 2300 SCFM. The work environment is also another important factor. Our experience shows that this goes beyond the physical environment of temperature, humidity, and weather exposure. It also includes significant consideration for the individuals who are responsible for the day to day operations of the system.