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...

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...

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Jul 5, 2011

Whether for a gasket, valve seat, or O-ring, the choice of elastomer might seem like a minor decision, but it can have a major impact. If a seal material is a poor fit for the application, you could run into any number of problems, from swelling, to peeling or cracking. Needless to say, these could be a big deal in a sanitary process. But how do you decide what elastomer to use?

How to Maximize Product Yields and Minimize CIP Costs

How to Maximize Product Yields and Minimize CIP Costs

Aug 30, 2010

There are two goals that every processor shares: 1. Maximizing product yields 2. Minimizing CIP costs A product recovery system (PRS) is an efficient and economical way to realize both of these goals. A product recovery system cleans the lines of residual product left behind after your food, dairy, beverage, or pharmaceutical processing. Just one cycle of the PRS (also called pigging) can remove virtually all of the valuable product from the process line, leaving behind only a thin layer of product film for CIP cleaning.

Is the Value Mixproofs Provide Truly Valuable?

Is the Value Mixproofs Provide Truly Valuable?

Jun 24, 2010

Are there compelling reasons to use mixproof valves, particularly in a dairy?  For everything they offer, mixproof valves are still not applied as often as would seem appropriate.  What are the reasons?  Maybe no one is asking the right question. Maybe the question should be, “Is the value mixproofs provide truly valuable?”  So let’s look at some...