KEEPING PIPES CLEAN IN FOOD PROCESSING AND MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURE
Extremely high standards of hygiene are vital for companies that produce or process food or drink intended for human consumption. In most countries, the standards of hygiene demanded for pet food manufacture are also extremely high.
A wide range of other industrial processes also require hygienic (often referred to as ‘sanitary’) conditions.
Maintaining a hygienic environment includes keeping the machinery that processes product, and in the case of liquids, the pipework that transfers it, in a safely clean condition. In food and drink processing, this ranges from the raw ingredients stages to the finished and packed products. Much of the pipework can be ‘flushed’, but in the case of salts, sugars and dyes dry pipe cleaning with mechanical brushes is necessary.
In the manufacture of medical devices such as artificial limbs the manufacture residue is removed from the production area by extract systems. It is vital that these systems remain clear and clean, and here the dry mechanical brush cleaning is essential.