From 3-A SSI:
Hygienic Design for Profitability and Sustainability
Rick Stokes, Ecolab
How does smart hygienic design add up to a positive return on the investment? This will give you an expert view to quantify your return through water, energy and comprehensive operating cost savings while enabling you to achieve both business and sustainability goals – without tradeoffs.
Product Recovery and Profitability
Nik Ocello, Laufer Valve Tech
Product Recovery or ‘pigging’ systems have been in use since the early days of US oil exploration. The use of pigs has expanded in the proceeding century to include hygienic process plants. Pigging systems have multiple benefits, both direct and secondary, that touch on CIP systems, waste, yields, product purity, and environmental impact. With some limitations, the benefits range broadly from cost reduction to revenue increase to lowered environmental impact. Product recovery/pigging systems should be part of every new plant and existing plants should be trying to retrofit to accommodate one.
The Options for Sanitation Automation Including CIP/COP
Rick Rector, Vincit Group
In today’s complex and ever-changing marketplace, uptime in manufacturing can be a make or break for processors, especially when looking at slim margin products. From the process automation and engineering side the same slim margins exist along with the ever-shrinking experienced labor pool. This presentation will cover the basics of making the right choices in vendors, how to ask the right questions and how to cross check that the work that is being completed matches the master scope of work and design criteria and that all of the project documentation is completed to the final ‘as built’ status prior to final close out. It is so easy for companies to ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ to save time but does that help or hinder you?