Tamturbo compressors conquer Belgian potato industry

When it comes to the potato industry, Belgium belongs to the top 5 producing countries in the world, with a total production of 3,6 million ton in 2022.

The largest part of the potatoes in the industry go to food production companies transforming Belgium’s national wealth to boiled potatoes, potato mash, fries or potato crisps.

Belgium’s unique soil and Western European climate are the main drivers for an extensive and high quality potato-crop.

Facing the inevitable implementation of ever stricter food safety requirements, the Belgian factories pave the way to an attractive, multi-purpose and environmentally friendly industry.

In the Food and Beverage industry only the most stringent technologies are considered for food safety purpose. Air quality is imperative in the Food industry, ISO 8573-1 prescribes the air purity required for the compressed air, which comes in contact with the food production and the food/beverage itself.

Class Zero PLUS defines a new era of air quality compliance, where in the past class zero defined the oil-free air industry being better than ISO class 8573-1 class 1.  However, the oil used in the “oil-free” compressors exceeds more than 100 litres of oil per machine. Class Zero PLUS equipment doesn’t contain any oil.

Industrial companies rely on compressed air for the production of goods and up-time is crucial.   Therefore, customers prefer local presence for follow-up and support for the complete compressed air installation. In Europe, we cooperate with a professional partner  JustAir BV, specialized in oil-free compressed air systems.

JustAir BV was founded with a single purpose: to lead the conversion of compressed air towards higher sustainability. And in doing so, drive down the cost and environmental impact for its customers. Combining game-changing technology of Tamturbo with an innovative Air-as-a-Servive (AaaS) concept, JustAir delivers nothing but reliable and sustainable compressed air, pure and simple.

As a manufacturer, Tamturbo’s founding principle is the idea that the world needs a more environmentally friendly alternative to produce compressed air. We cannot continue wasting our most valuable resources, energy and environment. Tamturbo’s unique technological advances combined with ingenious engineering work have created a range of Oil-Free air compressors that exceeds the legacy mechanical industrial air compressor technologies both in performance and in significantly lower life cycle cost.

Tamturbo’s Touch-Free™ Technology has 3 main benefits, reliability, energy efficiency and very long lifetime. The use of magnetic bearings on the highly energy efficient synchronous motors has been proven for decades in harsh conditions such as oil and gas industry. The 3-stage turbo compression is known for its high energy efficiency.  And as there is no mechanical friction in the machine, no wear is present resulting in a double lifetime compared to traditional compressors.

Clarebout Potatoes, one of the leading companies in the production of fries, has well understood and has taken the lead into the food-safety combined with sustainability.  Whenever food-safety comes to mind, Tamturbo and JustAir are your reliable partners when it comes to integrating our state-of-the-art equipment into a nowadays highly efficient production environment.

Our compressors comply to all worldwide regulations stipulated in the food-safety regulations, and is becoming the new standard for compressed air.

If you want to know more, please contact us:

Chris Lybaert, CEO, JustAir
e-mail: info@justair.eu
tel. +32 470 60 41 88

Brecht Vanlee, CCO, Tamturbo
e-mail: brecht.vanlee@tamturbo.com
tel. +32 477 743 737