November 04, 2015

Milk & Dairy Processing Equipment Cleaning

125837069_xAny company that operates within the food industry is going to need to make sure that their products are safe, and much of this starts with the equipment that is being used. While it is of the utmost importance to make sure that you clean your equipment regardless of your industry, in the dairy industry, it becomes even more critical. Contaminants such as such as dirt, dust, and grime building up on the conveyor belt after excessive use can contaminate the products which are already sensitive to begin with. That being the case, you need to not only keep your equipment clean, you need to work the cleaning into your regular schedule. A huge part of providing a safe and quality product to the public is sanitation, and failing at that can cause your customer base to become sick, and in some cases, perhaps even die. This is not something that you want to find yourself dealing with, so take the first step by purchasing the right equipment.

Not as Simple as you Think

As you get started with your cleaning routine, you might be under the assumption that the task is simple, and that you’ve got it in the bag, so to speak. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Your dairy processing equipment needs to be sanitized to the point that it seems no human or bovine has ever laid a finger on it. Proper cleaning after each use  will ensure that the product is uncontaminated and that it is safe for public consumption. In an industry that thrives on serving dairy products for consumption, this is a very important step, especially if you would prefer that your business survive and stand the test of time.

There is more to it than just spraying it down. After each use, your dairy processing equipment needs to be broken down and properly cleaned. This means sanitization of cups, hoses, strainers, and any other accessories that you might use in milking your farm animals. In other words, this is not something that you can let sit and hope for the best. Contaminants can be unhealthy for the public as well as your cows, goats, or other milk giving animals.

Your first instinct might be to purchase any pressure washer and there are certainly a lot on the market, but just like any other industry, dairy tends to have its own set of nuances. That being the case, there is a very specific set of cleaners you should be looking into for the purpose of making your dairy equipment perfectly clean.

A Harsh Set of Rules

There are many branches of the food industry, but did you know that most countries have a very high standard on the cleanliness of the equipment and how the cleaning is executed. For this reason it is strongly recommended that you seem out a more advanced cleaning system and perform top quality leaning. Not only do you need the cleaning to be efficient, you need it to be quick – you need to make sure that equipment is right back on the line where it belongs so that you can cag about the business of running your business once again.

Hot and Cold When it Counts

A good pressure washer will be able to easily make use of both hot and cold water, and sometimes, when you need to switch on the fly, it all comes down to just how quickly the internal heating element can heat up the hot water tank. When you have the right equipment you will be able ti dislodge tough deposits from your equipment, use high pressure levels in your cleaning, and of course remove bacteria from the surface of the equipment.

Electric vs. Gas

There are more than a few who will be more than happy to tell you that gas is the only way when it comes to pressure washers and we will readily admit that gas does allow for greater portability, but that doesn’t mean you should start using it around dairy equipment. The problem, you see, is that gas pressure washers let off fumes and this can be detrimental to your sterile environment. Products like the Daimer Vapor-Flo 8418 have the ability to output at a high PSI (1880) while avoiding the fumes that gas washers so readily expel. In addition to that it easily switches between hot and cold while using a 440V three phase power supply operating at 60Hz. As you can see, cleaning your dairy equipment doesn’t have to be difficult – you just need to make sure that you are employing the right equipment.


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