Plant Environmental Air Practices for Pathogen Control
Roger Porter and Tom DeBoom, Mead & Hunt
A purpose-built environment around a food processing production operation is critical for success. Pathogens, contaminants, and other problems may be introduced to the process if adequate attention or expertise is not applied to the building design.This presentation will provide some high-level design concepts behind good building and HVAC design as well as some best practices and emerging trends to provide process room environmental air conditions suitable for safe and effective food production.
Elastomer Materials Compatibility
Rick Stokes, Ecolab
This session will explore the impacts of elastomer compatibility in sanitary design. Descriptions of common chemistries and the interactions with elastomers will be discussed. In addition, resources used to predict compatibility with a variety of elastomers will be shared. Finally, a discussion will be had on methods to analyze compatibility and the differences between these methods. Emphasis will be placed on selecting and maintaining elastomers to provide safe food throughout the useful life of equipment.