Dust collection prevention is crucial during food manufacturing and processing applications to keep dangerous contaminants out of the airstream. When food processing dust enters the air, it settles on machinery and flooring - increasing the risk of food cross-contamination, slip and fall injuries, dust-borne allergens, and equipment malfunction.
Because food processing dust consists of very fine particulate, it can easily travel through an entire facility - making it even more dangerous and difficult to control. Traditional cleaning products like vacuums, mops, or brooms will not meet regulatory sanitary and food handling requirements.
Nordfab Ducting is engineered to meet stringent regulatory sanitary and food handling requirements. The ductwork's smooth interior surfaces and easy-clean design facilitate compliance with food safety standards, providing a hygienic solution for food processing facilities.
Dust collection systems work by pulling food processing dust and other contaminated air through a hood, into a ducting system, and into a dust collector where it is filtered and cleaned. Nordfab ductwork has been used in many different food processing applications, including:
• Baked goods manufacturing
• Powdered milk
• For the collection of spice & seasoning powders from mixing and packaging lines.
• Condensation control in meat and poultry processing plants.
• Dust extraction on commercial blending machines for sugar and artificial sweetener. One of the main reasons customers chose Nordfab Ducting for sugar and sweetener dust is beacuse it's very easy to clean and reassemble.
• And many more!
Nordfab Ducting installed at Sweetener Solutions
Many food processing plants handling sugar, wheat starch, powdered milk, and/or tapioca are at risk of combustible dust explosions. Dust collector systems capture explosive food dust to prevent it from accumulating and igniting.
Nordfab® ductwork is built to withstand high air pressure, minimize air resistance, and reduce static pressure loss - which is why it's an excellent choice for food processing dust. When dealing with explosive food dust, dust collectors must be equipped with deflagration protection to mitigate combustible dust risks and comply with NFPA requirements.
The NFPA requires protection for the ductwork and processes upstream of the dust collector. Ducting systems should include dampers or explosion isolation valves designed to minimize the risk of deflagration within these components.
To learn more about Nordfab Ducting for food process dust, get in touch with our team of experts!
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Volatility in the steel industry has led to unprecedented steel price increases since August 2020, and this surcharge affects all Nordfab distributors & customers.
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