August 19, 2019
Brewers strive to keep their brewery as clean as possible and prevent unwanted contamination of the product and their equipment. All equipment that comes into contact with wort or beer is cleaned, sanitized, and stored in a sanitary manner. What no one ever considers is the air that touches their kegs, fermenters, and other equipment. Your air compressor is probably one of the first pieces of machinery your brewery had and compressed air is used everywhere. From supplying air to canning and bottling lines, moving valves and actuators in your brewhouse, or purging kegs during washing, compressed air is vital to day-to-day brewery operations.
What about the compressors themselves? Most people will buy what they need without actually thinking about what is best for their application and what air quality breweries should use. There are three common types of air compressor, split into two categories: oil-lubricated and oil-free/less. The three types are:
August 26, 2019