A Better Bridge to EHEDG

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

Feb 2, 2012

In a world where international trade is routine, American dairy processors are not allowed the same economic advantages as their sister plants in Europe. Factories producing identical products on two continents find that American dairy plants are required to operate with CIP devices that consume twice the amount of water to operate, and often take much longer to complete a CIP cycle. This creates a financial disadvantage for US dairy processors. American dairy processors adhere...

Tank Cleaning Technology

Tank Cleaning Technology

Nov 11, 2011

In most recent years, the one technology that has had the largest impact on improving the efficiency of cleaning is tank cleaning equipment. In most cases, if you are going to make gains in one area you must make sacrifices in another. It is rare to find technology that allows you to increase efficiency in both time, energy, and resources. The newest equipment cleaning devices provide just that.

Need a Manufacturer’s 3-A Certificate?

Need a Manufacturer’s 3-A Certificate?

Sep 14, 2011

Do you need a manufacturer's 3-A certificate for equipment installed at your facility? The 3-A Sanitary Standards website is your portal for finding...

Sanitary Air Blow Check Valves – Are They The Root of All Evil?

Sanitary Air Blow Check Valves – Are They The Root of All Evil?

May 18, 2011

For years, I have seen air blow check valves used on sanitary process lines, across many applications. They provide a very useful and sometimes necessary service: allowing a gas purge of process lines. However, they are also one of the most unsanitary devices allowed on a sanitary process line.

Third Party Inspection – When and Why?

The phrase Third Party Inspection is thrown around often in hygienic or sanitary industries, making many ask these questions:  “What does it mean?” and “Do I need it?” Let’s investigate that a little further as it applies to ASME BPE and 3-A. ASME BPE requires that inspections be done as stated in GR-3 & GR-4. The BPE code...

Acronym Awareness

Acronym Awareness

Jun 24, 2010

Our industry utilizes an abundance of acronyms, but how many of them do you actually know? I’ve compiled a list of acronyms used in engineering systems for hygienic processes. See if you recognize all of them, and add any others I’ve missed. CE – Declaration of European Conformity EU – European Union RA – Roughness Average IP – Ingress...