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Quality grade certified gases for the food industry

Supporting Food Producers from Start to Finish

As an industrial gas expert, Air Liquide provides its food industry customers with full process support and services. At the same time, we retain a strong focus on safety, hygiene and cost-efficiency.

Air Liquide has been providing gas solutions to the food industry for over 50 years. As the industry benchmark, our ALIGAL™ products meet FSANZ food standards. Our ALIGAL™ range includes nitrogen, CO₂, oxygen and argon in various purities and mixtures designed to meet stringent and varying processes.  

From CO₂ enrichment in greenhouses to inerting during production and all the way to post process water treatment, a local expert can work with you to see how we can best suit your processes.

Our Solutions

Air Liquide has a range of solutions depending on your food processing application:

Agriculture

Air Liquide’s gases and technologies are helping agricultural enterprises improve quality and productivity in a wide range of applications from harvest protection to greenhouses and modified atmosphere packaging. Through the intelligent use of gases and related technologies, Air Liquide has developed solutions for: protecting harvested grains and cereals from bug infestations with carbon dioxide, fire suppression, control of greenhouse atmospheres and preserving the freshness of your products with Modified Atmosphere Packaging.

Processing

Air Liquide provides a wide range of Freezing and Chilling services that meet the industry’s varied needs and help maintain quality and freshness. Whether it’s preserving food quality during the grinding and mixing process, producing dry ice in a safe and sanitary environment, or moving temperature-sensitive foods via refrigerated transport, Air Liquide will develop custom solutions to meet your requirements – all while helping to improve productivity. Process include:

  • Individual Quick Freezing (IQF)
  • Cryo-coating and mechanical freezing
  • Top snowing
  • Slicing
  • Cheese processing
  • Cryogenic Bottom Injection
  • Inerting and blanketing.
Air Liquide Cryo-Tunnel-FP1 for Freezing and Chilling

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Cryo Tunnel FP1

The CRYO TUNNEL-FP1 offers the versatility to efficiently freeze, crust freeze or chill nearly any type of food product using liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide while ensuring exceptional product quality.

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Industries

The CRYO TUNNEL- FP1 is ideal for freezing, crust freezing and chilling many types of food products in the following sectors:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Prepared Meals
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Bakery
  • Dairy
  • Ice Cream

Features

The CRYO TUNNEL- FP1 is constructed with stainless steel food contact surfaces and a fully welded stainless steel insulated body. The hygienically-designed lifting system ensures that the lid can open completely for better accessibility during cleaning, sanitation and maintenance functions. The inside corners are curved while the base of the freezer has a sloped floor with drain openings for better drainage of the wash water during the cleaning operation.

The CRYO TUNNEL-FP1 uses proprietary hygienic, stainless steel, high performance fan blades to ensure optimal heat transfer, cryogen efficiency and consistency of freezing.

The cryogen injection system consists of a hygienically-designed manifold which operates on either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide and automatically adjusts to meet the changing product heat load requirements using specially-designed software.

The CRYO TUNNEL-FP1 is simple to operate with its push button/PLC hybrid control panel and delivers excellent performance with respect to quality, cryogen efficiency and productivity throughput.

Benefits

  • Flexibility to freeze, crust freeze or chill different types of food products
  • Higher product clearance to accommodate larger food products
  • Wider range of dwell times
  • Increase productivity
  • Excellent cryogen efficiency
  • Compact design which requires minimal floor space
  • Safe and easy to install and operate
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Fast and easy to clean

Related Offer

The CRYO TUNNEL- FP1 is a part of our Solutions for Freezing and Chilling which have been specifically designed for those processors that need to achieve a competitive freezing or chilling cost for their food products. Our solution includes the best of Air Liquide’s ALIGAL™ food grade gases, state-of-the-art application equipment and technical support services.

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Packaging

Controlling the atmosphere around a food product is key to extending product shelf life and maintaining an attractive customer presentation. Our experts understand the importance of gas flush packaging, a process that replaces package headspace with a beneficial gas or mixture of gases that will dramatically slow bacterial growth and oxidative reactions.

  • With Modified Atmosphere Packaging, longer quality shelf life results in fewer product returns, less waste and higher customer satisfaction, and allows for optimisation of production and distribution.
  • While Controlled Atmosphere Packaging (CAP) allows products to be stored for up to one year at optimum gas concentrations for quality retention. This allows extended marketing for seasonal crops, enabling the grower and processor to earn higher profits while the consumer enjoys greater availability of high quality fruits and vegetables.

Cold Transport

The task of transporting foods with the cold chain intact requires precision. Refrigerated transport solutions must be customised according to travel distance, food types and to the trans-shipment period from production source to warehouse to market. Air Liquide leads the industry in refrigeration solutions for precise cooling requirements. We apply decades of experience in the food industry to define the optimal cold transport solution for any product, from gourmet ice creams to prepared meals in central kitchen.

A Strong Tradition of Innovation

When you choose Air Liquide, you can depend on a dynamic multifaceted corporation committed to solid growth through proven technical solutions. Our food industry experts continually work closely with our research and development group to develop innovative cryogenic technologies for the entire supply chain.

We continually strive to find ways to improve food safety and quality by working to enhance food preservation, storage, processing and transport. Our R&D Centers are equipped with industry-leading facilities including a microbial laboratory, research laboratory and a pilot plant to measure, test and develop cryogenic and gas applications for the food and beverage industry.

Why Choose Us?

  • 01

    Certified Gases

    Air Liquide meets the highest benchmarks for food safety and quality.

  • 02

    Sanitary Design

    Accepted by the USDA Dairy and Poultry Program (2010 standard), Air Liquide's industry-leading cryogenic freezing systems, ALIGAL™ 
    and Cryo Immersion Unit-ACC™, are innovative and easy to clean.

  • 03

    Industry Expertise

    Air Liquide continually improves and invents new applications and equipment for the food industry to tackle emerging challenges in food safety and quality.

ALIGAL: Premier brand for food and beverage gases and equipment.

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