carbonation

Soft Drinks Carbonation

Carbonation within soft drinks is crucial for a number of reasons; enhancing the appearance, improving the aroma, and adding that necessary spark to the flavour that the consumer enjoys most. Forced carbonation, as it is otherwise known, is today’s method of choice of manufacturers and bottling plants.

IGC will not only provide and install a CO2 pressure tank that is ideal for your storage of CO2 for soft drinks carbonation, but we can also act as your gas supplier and source the correctly required amount of CO2 for your duration of use, without being tied to the sort of contract that you would get with many gas suppliers.

Carbonation explained…
In short, this involves the process of dissolving CO2 in a liquid. This is usually water and also under high pressure where the fizz effect produced within your market beers and ciders occurs when lower pressure is used to release the CO2 from the solution, giving you the trademark small bubbles.

The soft drink compound is placed into a sealed (or soon to be sealed) container and carbonation is rapidly added. CO2 is absorbed into the soft drink compound under high pressure and this process then generates freshness and fizziness, resulting in a drink more appealing to the consumer which is delivered in a short time frame – ideal for meeting market demands.

Advantages of Forced Carbonation:

  • Quicker processing.
  • Crystal clear appearance.
  • Most cost-effective.
  • Aroma is enhanced.
  • Flavour is improved.

Our Comprehensive Service Guide:

  • Sales centre of pressure vessels – outright purchase or rental.
  • Vessel capacities from 120 litres up to 250 tonnes.
  • New & reconditioned pressure vessels.
  • Re-insulation of  vessels & pipe work.
  • Refurbishment of your own existing vessel.
  • Engineering & servicing undertaken.
  • Mixed Gas filling.
  • Sourcing gas supply.
  • Refrigeration design & super cooling systems.
  • Contractual advice & negotiations.
  • Contract crane hire.
  • Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (from HSE).
  • CO2 extraction.
  • Method statements, risk assessments & insurance approved written schemes.

Quality Assured

CO2 is one of the purest methods of production available for the food and drinks markets of today. IGC, as an independent company, offers very affordable pricing for your business. With over 25 years of experience we have solutions for your business at every stage of your production, manufacture and retail processes. The high quality storage and supply services from IGC means that your business can operate in the most profitable and efficient way possible.

Regulatory Compliance Guaranteed

Vessel manufactures construct pressure vessels under various codes, IGC Engineering are flexible and can accommodate the design to suit the clients requirement, the most popular is Pressure Equipment Directive (Directive 97/23/EC) (PED).  IGC also deal with ASME – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the United States and work under BCGA recommendations in the United Kingdom. Each association works with suppliers of pressure vessels through a dialog with government agencies. In addition we as company comply with the Health and Safety Executive to promote the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), this ensures both customer and operatives are working with in UK laws, and more importantly are confident in knowing safety and security is at the forefront of the design and manufacture.

IGC is your high-quality CO2 provider of choice – call us today for further industry-specific information on +44 1257 794170