Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is now offering a new line of stainless-steel sterile filters designed for those areas in food facilities that are frequently exposed to aggressive washdown chemicals.
Compressed air is contaminated with compressor oil, water condensate, pipe scale and rust, all of which provide the ideal environment and means to grow bacteria. This natural occurring contaminate can also effect the taste, appearance and shelf life of food products. The food processing and packaging industry utilizes compressed air extensively throughout their facilities. Compressed air is used to push and propel product, cut and mix product in addition to packaging product.
Parker Balston Sterile Air Filters will remove 99.9999+% 0.01 microns of oil, water, rust, bacteria and other viable organisms from compressed air and other gases. This efficiency is at least 30 times better than the accepted standard for sterile air filters developed by the independent research organizations in the United States and United Kingdom. The filters are available in ¼-inch to 1-inch line sizes with flow capacities to more than 700 scfm. Constructed of 304 stainless steel, these filters are in full compliance with the requirements of the FDA and will stand up to the harshest environments in the food and beverage industries. The product line comes complete with auto drains and a high-efficiency filter cartridge installed.
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Filtration & Separation Division