A contaminated batch or product recall can take years to recover from and restore consumer trust in your brand. But maintaining a clean environment is not easy for food and beverage producers. The environment in which you operate is important and innately difficult to keep clean – you have high inflows and outflows of people, equipment, ingredients and waste, each introducing contaminants into your production areas.
As many food and beverage production facilities are located in industrial areas with close transport links, the environment around your building is also likely to have raised levels of air pollution – making maintaining a clean indoor environment all the more difficult.
But it must be done – and not just to protect against contamination of your produce. Airborne pollutants can cause corrosion to your expensive production machinery – shortening service life and increasing downtime for repairs. Higher levels of contaminants mean more cleaning too – which itself can release increased levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the indoor environment.
Last but by no means least, air pollution also poses a risk to your employees – increasing the likelihood of sickness and absence. If you work with potentially explosive dusts, such as flour, the health and safety risk is even more immediate, and special measures must be taken to protect workers and the wider environment.
MANN+HUMMEL offers filtration solutions for the food and beverage industry in order to meet the highest quality and safety requirements. This not only protects your products and processes, but also your employees from polluted air.
Our HVAC products make sure air entering the building is free from contaminants. Our high efficiency EPA, HEPA and ULPA filters, as well as our molecular filters deliver clinically clean air for the most sensitive production zones. And our ATEX-approved air filters ensure safety in production facilities handling potentially explosive substances.
Each of our air filters for food and beverage applications is optimized to deliver the highest possible energy efficiency. But to minimize your energy expenditure and simplify procurement, we can survey your facility and recommend the ideal filter configuration for your individual building.