Food & Beverage

As the food and drink industry is the biggest manufacturing sector in the UK, there are many regulations and standards that must be adhered to.

In an increasingly competitive market, products manufactured must meet the highest quality standards as even the slightest traces of oil or contaminants can result in polluted product batches and the risk of health hazards for consumers.

Whether you’re dealing with dairy or crisps, beer or water, compressed air that comes into contact with food and beverage must be controlled in accordance with ISO 8573.1 and ISO 12500.

Typical uses of compressed air in the food and beverage industry include:

  • Product handling
  • Food processing
  • Food filling machines
  • Fluid pumps
  • Cooling and spraying
  • Food packaging
  • Air knives
  • Preservation and sterilisation
  • Bottling
  • PET bottle blowing
  • Clearning air
  • Fermentation
  • Food storage
Nitrogen Packaging

The second a product leaves the production line; the countdown begins on the products lifespan for sale and consumption. Nitrogen is the most cost effective and efficient industry solution for a company’s packaging needs to maintain freshness, increase shelf-life and reduce risk of contamination.

Nitrogen Generation

Oil Free Air

Do you know what’s in your food? We can assure you that consumers won’t want a side of oil with their product, whether it be cheese, coffee or chocolate. Oil-free technology reduces the risk of contamination and provides ISO 8573-1 Class 0 Compressed Air, so you can focus on what matters – making your food the best on the market!

Oil free air


Oil free air can also be achieved in systems that have oil lubricated compressors installed. Depending upon the class of air required Direct Air can advise on how oil free air can be delivered to your system.

Air Treatment

Air Quality

If the compressed air system has not been designed for your industry specific requirements, it has potential to cause major problems including spoiled products and unplanned downtime. We offer advice about your current compressed air system and provide solutions to achieve the quality you require.

Compressed Air Quality Testing

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We offer complete compressed air solutions including design, installation, servicing & WSE inspections.


We consider your entire compressed air system from the compressor to downstream equipment & pipework.

Industry / Sector

Whatever the industry and whatever the application, there's a growing demand for higher-quality compressed air.