Air filtration in the Food & Beverage Industry

Food processing can be challenging if it’s not managed efficiently. Air filtration solutions can support the process at different points, improving indoor air quality, reducing emissions, and avoiding certain risks that can occur during the processing of powdered material.

Managing dust concentrations for improved performance

From the moment raw materials are received in the factory and prepared for processing, until the final product is packaged to be shipped, every operation in the process can generate dust in quite high concentrations.

Removing dust from the indoor atmosphere is not only critical to preserving operators working conditions, but also to eliminate possible incidents such us explosions when handling powdered combustible material. Dust collection plays a key role in this industry, providing the safety needed to ensure continuous optimum operational performance.


Clean indoor air, safe environment, and operations control

Organic powder can become explosive in certain concentration levels when being enclosed inside dust collectors. For this reason, equipment must be manufactured according to NFPA Compliant, have reinforced construction, and be fitted with venting systems when required.

Soluble powder such as cocoa, sugar, or wheat can be highly hygroscopic, with a strong wet absorption that can result in filtration media plugging. Appropriate media and Air-To-Media ratio is key when sizing the filtration solution.

Another key item in food and beverage processing is the need to control cross contamination, so no traces remain after changing additives applied to production. Dust collectors must be able to withstand harsh washing and disinfection operations, which require specific construction materials such as stainless steel.

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