With fluctuating pressures and temperatures, food and beverage processing equipment such as chemical reactors, heat exchangers, boilers and fermenters have the inherent risk of overpressure. Furthermore, they have the added complexity of adhering to strict hygienic regulations. After decades spent serving the food and beverage industry, Fike’s expertise is unmatched in providing customized solutions for pressure relief, CIP/SIP and with the option of electropolishing and passivation.
Found within most food and beverage manufacturers are numerous combustible dusts, including cornstarch, sugar, flour and grain. Fike’s Combustion Test Lab can determine a dust’s explosive characteristics such as Pmax, dp/dtmax and KST. This data will be used to support the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) and determine the most effective hygienic explosion protection solutions designed for CIP/SIP applications and to safeguard against contamination and corrosion.
Fire Protection for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Because food and beverage manufacturing utilizes various types of equipment, unique fire detection and suppression solutions are required to safely protect against downtime, equipment loss, and most importantly, casualties. Fike’s expertise and history within the food and beverage industry assures that we have the ideal solution for nearly any application in your facility.
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Dust Explosion Protection System – A Food Processing Imperative
Dust explosions are a known hazard in food and beverage manufacturing, requiring reliable explosion protection solutions but also ones that fulfill hygienic and CIP/SIP requirements. Read the following white paper to learn more about the risk of explosions in these facilities and the solutions used to mitigate disasters.