Inerting, blanketing and sparging
Oxidation occurs when the empty headspace around a product contains moisture and oxygen, causing a negative effect on the surrounding product. Inerting, blanketing and sparging are three of the most common ways to combat oxidation by eliminating the atmospheric oxygen around a product. By replacing the oxygen with high-purity nitrogen, the empty headspace is filled with a dry and inert gas.
We supply a wide range of equipment for industrial gases designed to safely deliver industrial gases to your instrument. Air Liquide’s nexelia for oxygen management system is a customized nitrogen inerting and blanketing solution developed to support product quality and safety by keeping out oxygen and moisture.
Our food industry experts are available to assist with processes such as maintaining a carbon dioxide cap on top of a fluid, integrating nitrogen or carbon dioxide injection systems into existing packaging lines, and monitoring integrated oxygen management systems.