More and more, the issue of water safety and usage is coming under scrutiny. In recent times, we have witnessed increased food safety requirements along with acute water scarcity and drought conditions in various parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Water safety management practices and water management conservation within the dairy industry are a key ingredients and, its safety and efficient use, determines how far an individual plant can go. Therefore, there is an urgent need for all dairy companies to implement sustainable water management practices and conservation within their operations in order to reduce costs, protect the environment and improve overall performance.
The dairy industry has been asked to manage and economize its use of water. As a result, producers are looking for ways of managing their water requirements for processing operations. This can be achieved through various means including: recycling and reusing process waters through treatment, increasing efficiency in using water by using filters, eliminating unused sources of water and reducing system losses in piping systems and other equipment where possible.
Water usage in a dairy processing plant can be significant depending upon the product mix. Typical water use is in everything from production to cleaning, cooling towers, boilers and other processes. Significant drivers for water safety and conservation management are:
- Increase in food health and safety standards and expectations.
- Increasing water costs.
- Availability of supply for high water consumption.
- Future regulations requiring water conservation.
- Increased costs for treatment and disposal of excessive wastewater generated.
The primary strategy for managing water consumption, is first to examine cleaning procedures. Secondly, operators need to be trained effectively and encouraged to increase water quality plus reduce waste by improving their practices. Another technique to manage water quality, safety and usage, is by upgrading equipment or simply changing the way equipment operates or handles liquids.
Looking for ways to optimize the water management treatment, at Sefar we are able to provide tailored filtration solutions that meet your needs.
Sefar, through our complete solutions proposal for filtration and separation, supports the dairy industry and its manufacturing applications to improve the process effectiveness and process reliability.
Our technical solutions can be used in different steps of dairy production, to achieve the highest safety and quality of the final products. Through our solid – liquid filtration and separation solutions Sefar can offer solutions to minimise the downtime on continuous or batch operating costs, resulting in maximum production efficiency leveraging on the customer‘s total cost of ownership.
The unique, Stream-Tex CHF high flow pleated membrane filter element, is one of the highest quality and efficient, filter elements available today. With its 99% absolute filter rating plus FDA certification and inside to outside flow pattern design, the CHF high flow filter element provides a completely safe and secure filter element for many applications. The high flow filter element, which fits standard bag vessels, also has a significantly increased service life and dirt holding capacity through its unique internal pleat and compact design.
It combines the advantages of conventional filter bags and filter cartridges in one filter element, offering a unique combination of benefits and unmatched economics.
The CHF is a large diameter, single open end, pleated element designed to reduce system investment and disposal cost via long service life.
The high flow filter element, is able to replace from 10 to 20 or more standard filter bags which not only reduces cost, but also filter usage and reduced WHS risk with filter change outs.
The innovative compact system design of the high flow elements, can reduce the number of vessels required for an installation, which reduces capital costs and footprint requirements as the same time.
Features and Benefits
- Inside to outside filter design provides consistent filtrate quality, a clean filter vessel and easy removal of contaminants.
- High surface area in a pleated microfibre design provides more than double the flow rate of a standard P2 bag, longer service life, and a much higher dirt loading capacity for fewer filter change-outs.
- Compact and space saving design that fits most existing P2 size vessels, results in lower capital and installation costs, easy disposal.
- Absolute ratings from 0.5um to 120um, @99% efficiency rated results in constant particle removal efficiencies, which extend existing final sterilising membrane life.
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