As an industrial gas expert, Air Liquide provides gas solutions to the food industry. Their range includes nitrogen, CO₂, oxygen and argon in various purities and mixtures designed to meet stringent and varying processes.
Their end consumer was a global food packaging business with a large meat production facility in Melbourne, Victoria. The customer required food-grade construction to remove CO₂ from a CO₂ cabinet to a ceiling space, then continue through the roofline to a waterproof discharge cowling. Air Liquide engaged Sigrist Design to assist them in developing a customised solution.
The customer could not risk condensation within the ceiling cavity. Complete control of the fan speed and pressure was required, with the finished product needing to comply with government regulations. To further complicate the situation, the intake control could not come into contact with the cabinet.