Common Causes of Centrifugal Pump Leaks
Hygienic centrifugal pumps are universal in food & beverage and they vary widely depending on the application and the product characteristics. One thing they have in common is that over time they may leak. There are numerous causes of pump leaks but with the right tools and spare parts most leaks can be repaired by onsite personnel.
Consumers are driving more Food and Beverage (F&B) companies to adopt sustainable practices for their entire supply chain, from how the ingredients are grown to the disposal methods of the packaging. The Harvard Business Review reported in 2019 that 71% of consumers are actively buying more environmentally friendly products than they did five years before. And nowhere is that more prevalent than in F&B as consumers correlate their own food choices with environmental sustainability.
Download the Cooling Systems Piping Material Comparison Chart
Selecting the most effective and efficient piping material for cooling systems can be daunting due to the numerous variables. This easy reference chart compares three commonly used piping types for process and utility cooling systems.
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There are different design considerations for building a plant-based processing plant. Many plant-based foods—especially plant-based proteins—have substantially more ingredients than other foods. The material handling characteristics of those ingredients can vary widely from free flowing, to difficult, to cohesive. This whitepaper addresses what to do before building a new processing plant (or refurbishing an existing plant) and the unique challenges associated with processing plant-based foods.
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The design and construction of a new food and beverage (F&B) processing plant is a complex undertaking. To do the best job possible, everyone involved must work to create the most efficient and reliable system while working within the constraints of budgets and timelines. With the pace of change today, versatility and adaptability are crucial features in a new processing system. The same must apply to the physical plant which will be built or renovated to house the process. The goal is to make the most of today’s most suitable technologies, while simultaneously anticipating tomorrow’s in-novations.
Automation and controls expert, Doug Cornwell, describes how to implement a Predictive Maintenance System which will significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
ORGANICALLY GROWN, HAND-CRAFTED AND SUSTAINABLY DISTILLED
“Everything we use in the process is organic. There are no pesticides or other non-organic chemicals used in our distilling process.”
Barnum Mechanical’s Annie Neff writes about the nuts and bolts of subcontracting confined space rescue services. A must-read for health and safety personnel.
Out-Sourcing Confined Space Rescue Services
Every safety manager knows workplace safety is not something that happens by chance – it’s a serious commitment. This whitepaper outlines the criteria necessary for selecting a confined space rescue service, insurance requirements. It also contains a confined space rescue permitplan template.
The Russian River Brewing Company is doing it their way with a little help from their friends.
Sonoma County is a world-class destination renowned for its beautiful scenery, bucolic weather, spectacular food, and of course, wine. But something happened a few years ago when the craft brewing industry came to town. Sonoma County has since attracted some of the best brewers in the industry and today, hundreds of thousands of tourists travel across the world to taste beer in wine country.
Impossible Foods set out to make the global food production system more sustainable by creating products which are healthier for people and the planet, and they’ve achieved their goal. The Impossible Burger uses 75% less water, generates 87% less greenhouse gases, and requires 95% less land (and 100% fewer cows) as a conventional burger.