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Air Purity

As the UK’s pharmaceutical sector continues to grow, so too does the demand for large volumes of highquality compressed air for powering manufacturing processes. Air purity is essential when meeting strict hygiene regulations, designed to prevent process and product contamination. Oil-free technologies can be instrumental in delivering the required air purity, and oil-free compressors can even help deliver improved efficiencies for factory owners and operators.

Often referred to as the ‘fourth utility’, compressed air is pivotal to the pharma manufacturing industry. A reliable supply of compressed air is absolutely vital to a wide variety of applications across the pharma sector. However, because this compressed air comes into direct contact with pharmaceutical products during the manufacturing process, it is of paramount importance that it is of exceptionally high quality.

Even the smallest risk of contamination can have a serious effect on tools such as air curtains, control valves, and cylinders, as well as material handling, process air, and product drying. Such consequences can often only be resolved at significant expense, saddling pharma factory owners and operators with unnecessary costs that could impact their bottom line.

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Richard Hilton is the Product Director for Gardner Denver, which delivers a broad range of compressor and vacuum products in a wide array of technologies to end-user and original equipment manufacturer customers to varied sectors worldwide. He is a 28-year veteran of the compressed air industry and has worked across Gardner Denver’s brand portfolio for almost 20 years. Richard is currently responsible for the group’s industrial compressor product groups across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
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