Sanitary Design Considerations in Choosing a Fluid Heater
Sanitary design for heaters in food processing applications boils down to two considerations; eliminating possible locations in the heater where contamination could occur, and engineering the heater for optimal clean-in-place efficiency during operations. Preventing contamination and ensuring a clear fluid path are essential in industries with high hygienic requirements.
The sanitary design of a heater is often overlooked. This leaves room for potential errors and contamination within a clean process. If not properly designed, this can affect the overall operation within food processing and bio-pharmaceutical applications.
In an article recently published on line-by Food Safety magazine, Heateflex explains how the company has taken it’s 40+ years of experience in designing precision fluid heaters for semiconductor manufacturing, and applied the “lessons learned” to designing a true sanitary heater for food processing applications.