“Each manufacturer shall establish and maintain procedures to prevent contamination of equipment or product by substances that could reasonably be expected to have an adverse effect on product quality.”*

-        Section 820.70 (e) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations set by the FDA

In 2011, International Standards Organization (ISO) established a new class of air quality for pharmaceutical manufacturers with the highest standards. Class 0 is the most stringent air quality class, limiting oil contamination in liquid, aerosol and vapor forms.

You need to have the cleanest air possible, meaning no oil can be flowing through your compressed air system, which could lead to contaminated products and unexpected downtime. Ingersoll Rand understands your needs & has manufactured Class 0 Oil-Free compressed air technologies to help pharmaceutical manufacturers adhere to the regulation by ensuring production processes remain completely 100% free of compressor created contaminants.


Did you know that a typical energy bill to run an air compression system is 10% of total energy spend? Unfortunately, 40% of the generated compressed air can be wasted due to leaks.

Compressed air is essential in pharmaceutical industry when it comes to fermentation processes, tablet production, packaging & bottling, contributing to aseptic application or for the automation of production lines.

In order to prevent additional costs, inspecting your air compressor and all its components is key to make sure they do not need to be repaired or replaced before a bigger problem occurs.


Do you find your facility running Monday-Friday or even 24/7? Should your compression system go down, you might face an important production gap and loss in revenue. Hence, eliminating downtime is critical to your success.

Ingersoll Rand takes pride in producing and distributing highly reliable air compressors that are built to last for years; together with our preventative maintenance contracts plans, you will have less unexpected downtime and more production time.


Unlock opportunities to improve reliability of your air system without touching your CapEx! Ingersoll Rand offers long-term rental solutions and CARE Packages, where all the costs are budgeted in advance, leaving no room for surprises!

Our "Maintaining Uptime in the Pharmaceutical Industry" will provide you with information on the importance of reliable maintenance and its role in improving uptime in pharmaceutical operations:

Get a free VIQ from Ingersoll Rand to find out how you can improve your compression system efficiency by filling out the form below.

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