This article first appeared in the September 2013 issue of Food Manufacturing.
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?
Compressed air systems are used throughout the food manufacturing plant for machine motion and for a variety of manufacturing processes. Using the correct compressed air preparation system for an application is critical to ensure the safety and quality of food production because compressed air contains dirt particles and considerable amounts of water and oil. These contaminants must be filtered out to achieve trouble-free operation of the system components and product quality and safety.