Da Vinci Fine Foods manufacture and package a variety of fresh pastas that are available on supermarket shelves throughout Australia.
Da Vinci Fine Foods called for a mix of food grade nitrogen and CO2, blended for the purpose of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
Application engineers from On Site Gas Systems designed a nitrogen gas generation system that would enable Da Vinci to generate their own nitrogen and mix it with CO2 from their current supplier, allowing them to save on costs while introducing a level of convenience and time-saving not seen before.
On Site Gas Systems supplied one of their nitrogen generators along with an N2/CO2 gas blender manufactured by WittGas.
Da Vinci currently produces nitrogen gas onsite and automatically mixes it with CO2 from a dewar that is supplied by the gas company. The entire process happens automatically with no intervention by the Da Vinci staff.
Before On Site Gas Systems got involved, the customer was paying a high price for mixed gas and was constantly having to halt production to change gas bottles resulting in lost production time.
However since installation, nitrogen supply is no longer an issue and the CO2 is replenished automatically by the gas company.
The customer has confirmed that the new process was definitely going to save them significantly in gas supply costs.
The installation was completed in late 2009.