test laboratory in Germany.
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, September 11, 2014. In the production of five:am’s organic yoghurt, some compressed air comes in direct contact with food. One of the things it is used for is to aerate the milk in the silos. Other purposes include filling and then sealing and packing the different yogurt pots, bottles and squeeze pouches. The firm therefore required a solution that generated absolutely oil-free compressed air. Two compact type C 15 L screw compressors from BOGE with direct coupling and dryer now produce the compressed air, while a BOGE BLUEKAT BC Converter, with its innovative converter principle, ensures that the compressed air is guaranteed purity class 0. Thus five:am, which produces around 45 tonnes of organic yoghurt a week, can depend upon maximum safety. At the same time, the system is low maintenance and low energy consumption.
Oil molecules are converted to carbon dioxide and water by oxidation
With its BLUEKAT range BOGE developed a new concept that would combine the advantages of oil-injected compressors (low temperatures and significantly higher efficiency) with those of oil-free compressors (oil-free compressed air with no external multistage treatment). The BOGE BLUEKAT compressors are available with power ratings of 30 and 37 kW and produce 3.71 to 5.01 m³/minute of oil-free compressed air at a pressure of 8, 10 or 13 bar. The operating principle: The system is based on a highly efficient oil-injected screw compressor with a special converter installed immediately downstream of the compression stage. The converter (also known as a catalytic converter) oxidizes the oil, converting it to carbon dioxide and water. The condensate that is separated out in the after cooler has a hydrocarbon content of less than 2 mg/l, which means that it can be discharged to the wastewater system without further treatment.
Advantages compared to non-integrated converters
The integrated solution has significant advantages compared to an external downstream converter. When using an external converter, the air is cooled in the after cooler of the compressor and must then be heated to the required operating temperature of the converter. Both the cooling and heating processes consume energy. The integrated converter has better heat management and is therefore significantly more efficient and cost-effective. Additional cost savings are made since the condensate treatment process can be dispensed with. “We are not just about leaving certain things out but, most importantly, putting only the right things into the product,” says David Prior, founder of five:am. This sense of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle applies to all manufacturing processes as well. To do so, the company relies on happy cows and compressors from BOGE.
About BOGE Compressors
BOGE Compressors Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary Company of BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG based in Germany. BOGE manufactures a comprehensive range of oil lubricated and oil free screw and piston compressors used by all sectors of industry to supply compressed air for a wide range of manufacturing processes. It also supplies a complimentary range of filters, dryers and condensate management equipment. The product is sold and serviced through a dedicated network of distributors throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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