Oilfree: Our solutions for sensitive applications

Dry, dust-free and oil-free compressed air plays a very important and often underestimated role for for numerous applications. Branches such as the food, pharmaceutical, automotive or electronics industries often rely on especially high process safety. With exactly these applications in mind, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES supplies innovative catalytic solutions which provide oil-free and even germ-free compressed air in addition to tried-and-trusted activated-carbon adsorbers

Suitable measuring technology also makes it possible for you to continually monitor whether defined limit values are being met, even for demanding operating parameters, high operating pressures and temperatures.

Different procedures tailor-made for every requirement

Compressed air classes 0-1 in accordance with ISO 8573-1: For these especially demanding applications, you achieve certified oil-free and germ-free compressed air through a catalytic oxidation process using the unique BEKOKAT technology.

Compressed air classes 1-2 in accordance with ISO 8573-1: Here, the tried-and-trusted activated-carbon adsorber CLEARPOINT V protects your system from oil entry by means of efficient oil vapour adsorption with special activated carbon, at the same time standing out on account of a low differential pressure and long service lives.

Constant oil and germ-free compressed air: BEKOKAT®

Our catalytic converter is the ideal solution wherever constantly oil- and germ-free compressed air is required. It combines economic efficiency with process reliability and is independent of intake conditions. It can easily be retrofitted to existing compressed air stations. The BEKOKAT stands for high process reliability and constant compressed air quality particularly when used with sensitive products such as food or pharmaceuticals.


CLEARPOINT® V activated-carbon adsorber

The activated-carbon adsorbers of the CLEARPOINT V series are particularly suitable for large volume flows and high pressures. They are convincing on account of a minimum residual oil content of only 0.003 mg/m³ and low differential pressure with extremely low energy costs.


Facts - Good to know

When opting for oil-free compression, it needs to be remembered that oil-free compressors work with intake air that already tends to be contaminated. As a result, the compressed air might contain substances from the exhaust air from vehicle combustion engines or emissions from nearby production facilities in even higher concentrations than originally found in the ambient air. This often leads to an oil content of ≥ 0.01 mg per cubic meter (corresponding to class 2 or an ever poorer rating). This means the compressed air still needs to be treated even with oil-free compressors...

Read more in our factsheet...

Applications with oil-free compressed air

Sichere ölfreie Druckluft für die Pharmaproduktion
Safe oil-free compressed air for pharmaceutical production

For the production of medicaments, the strictest hygienic standards apply to the production conditions. This of course also applies to the required compressed air. It must be absolutely free from oil in order not to contaminate the sensitive products. In its factory in Singen, Germany, drug manufacturer Nycomed relies on a comprehensive system solution provided by BEKO to treat the process air in a reliably oil-free manner.

Druckluftaufbereitung in der Getränkeindustrie
Compressed air treatment in the beverage industry

Every hour, 150 cubic meters of purest mineral water are produced by the 14 wells of RheinfelsQuellen in Duisburg-Walsum. Enough to fill 883 bathtubs every 60 minutes – or more than 207,000 bottles. To add sparkle to the water, there is only one solution: oil-free compressed air fed to state-of-the art bottling plants and peripheral systems. The company uses an innovative catalytic process for the total oxidation of hydrocarbons in the compressed air system.

Compressed air in direct food contact at MEGGLE

Powdered lactose is pumped through pipes at Meggle AG using compressed air. The utilized conveying air has to be absolutely dry and oil-free in order to prevent clumping. This is guaranteed by EVERDRY adsorption dryers and activated carbon adsorbers from BEKO TECHNOLOGIES.

Oil-free compressed air at LAVAZZA

Two installed BEKOKAT from BEKO TECHNOLOGIES in Neuss guarantee LAVAZZA a constantly oil- and germ-free compressed air of the highest quality, which even exceeds the extremely strict requirements of ISO 8573-1, Class 1 oil content.

Oberflächenreinigung bei HELLA
Surface cleaning at HELLA

Blowing of high-performance electronics via pulsating rotary jets, and tracing of plastic housings with cleaning plasma jets: At the German automotive supplier Hella, compressed air takes over the central tasks in the surface cleaning of safety-relevant components. The most important requirement in this respect: the reliable, complete absence of oil.