Scott Cobranchi, Executive Director of Shared Services at Sealed Air Corporation, an award-winning global medical and food packaging company which provides packaging services for a range of products, explains the benefits that have been brought to his organization by Peak’s i-Flow nitrogen gas generator.
What is the nature of your business?
Historically, Sealed Air is primarily a packaging company focusing on food safety, protective and medical packaging. More recently we devote more resources to resource management for our customers.
What are your roles & responsibilities?
I am the Executive Director of Shared Services which is part of our R&D organization. I am responsible for approximately 75 scientists and technicians who provide technical support for the corporation.
Typically what areas of the business use nitrogen gas (i.e. what do you use your i-Flow generator for)?
For this particular application we are using the nitrogen generator in our new R&D facility in Charlotte, NC to provide gas to a number of chemical laboratories.
What prompted you to purchase an i-Flow gas generator?
There were a number of reasons. It was important to us to have our new corporate headquarters be LEED certified and we felt that the Peak i-Flow offered the best combination of minimal environmental impact while still providing a cost effective source for nitrogen gas.
How long has the i-Flow generator been supplying gas to your site?
Since the beginning of 2017.
Compared with your previous methods of nitrogen gas supply, what difference has the i-Flow made to the costs of using nitrogen for your company’s manufacturing processes?
Total costs are difficult to determine since I still have a team using the old liquid nitrogen system at one of my facilities. However, my total direct costs have been cut in half as a result of using the i-Flow at our new facility so the savings are significant.
Compared to your past methods of nitrogen gas supply, what has been your general experience of using & servicing the Peak Gas Generation i-Flow generator?
So far the i-Flow has been no more difficult to manage than our previous liquid nitrogen system. In fact, it has been easier since we no longer have to deal with weekly deliveries and billing. Service and reliability has not been an issue up to this point.
How do you feel Peak Gas Generation’s i-Flow generators can help you meet any future plans for expansion?
Being a large R&D facility, it is important that we have the ability to scale our system to future needs. During the design phase of our project, we felt the i-Flow offered that option no matter what our needs.
How would you recommend Peak Gas Generation’s i-Flow generators, in terms of being an end-to-end solution to other industries and what key benefits would you highlight from your experience?
I would strongly recommend the i-Flow to just about any industry that needs a pure, reliable source of nitrogen. The system has a small carbon footprint, is reliable, compact and can be easily installed in a mechanical room inside a facility.
Scott has had a very positive experience since the i-Flow nitrogen gas generator was installed at Sealed Air Corporation’s new headquarters. In particular, he highlights the i-Flow’s green credentials with its small carbon footprint, its cost effectiveness – stating that the cost of nitrogen has ‘been cut in half as a result of using the i-Flow’ compared to the old liquid nitrogen systems used in their other chemical laboratories - and the convenience of no longer having to deal with weekly cylinder deliveries and billing. The i-Flow nitrogen gas generator provides a total industrial solution for on-site generation of nitrogen gas for many industries, including medical and food packaging, delivering a continuous and consistent high-purity nitrogen gas supply. Engineered as a PSA nitrogen generator, i-Flow is available in various pre-configured specifications to suit specific flow and purity demands.
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