Food & Beverage

Process and package long-lasting food & beverage products

Food and beverage manufacturing requires tight process controls to maintain consistency and quality. Keeping produce, meat, and packaged goods fresh involves keeping out the oxygen – which requires introducing other, nonreactive gases. Carbonating drinks repeatably necessitates accounting for changes in environmental conditions.

In each of these cases, controlling gas flows and pressures ensures consumers get the freshness, the crunch, or the creaminess that they’re looking for.

  • Blanketing with gases mixed on site eliminates the need to purchase pre-mixed gases and allows for easy traceability of all packaging elements.
  • Dosing even at extremely low flows maintain quality control as additives are precisely introduced into your products.
  • Aeration, carbonation, or nitrogenation give the bubbles or creaminess that your customers crave.
Potato chips as an example of dosing low-flow oil in food & beverage industries

Precision dosing of additives & flavorings

CODA Coriolis meters let you add oil to chips slowly enough to meet consumer demands for reduced-oil snacks, while still ensuring seasonings will stick.

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Gas mixing for food preservation

Produce and meat need different MAP gas mixtures to stay fresh, but pre-mixed gases are expensive to buy and traditionally difficult to make.

Fusion Flow Technologies gas mixers are dynamic, to let you quickly and easily mix gases on site, in quantities and to ratios as needed, maintaining traceability at every step.

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Meat packaging on a conveyor belt, which requires MAP gases
Beer brewery tanks, requiring sparging for carbonation

Sparging and stripping in brewing and distilling

Making beer, liquor, and spirits require precisely introducing gases: sparging carbon dioxide into the brite tank, stripping undesired flavored and odors from whiskey, or controlling headspace pressure in a fermentation vessel.

Aeration controlled directly as a function of ingredient flows

Chocolate and ice cream must be aerated with air or nitrogen to achieve the desired taste and texture.

Gas setpoints based directly on the volume of cream which has been introduced ensure your ice cream is perfectly creamy.

Porous chocolate, which is aerated for creaminess
Pressure controller with remote display, making the display easy to see even if the controller is out of eyesight

Solutions for industrial food manufacturing

Flow and pressure controllers with remote displays let you mount a controller at the top of a tank, but keep the display in view of operators.

Alicat devices are available with hygienic connections and IP67 ratings for washdown compatibility.

Custom engineering

Whether you’re looking to integrate & automate flow and pressure control or simply not seeing the flow solutions you need, get in touch.

Speak with an applications engineer to discuss solutions for your food and beverage manufacturing setup.

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