When an electrical panel is installed inside a production line of food & beverage sector, it ‘s essential that all the equipment is built with compliant material, to be cleaned or sanitized easily.
In the areas dedicated to food production, in fact, there’re restrictive hygiene regulations to prevent contamination during the various processing steps and facilitate the operations of cleaning, maintenance and disinfection of the machines involved.
Why stainless steel in the food department?
In the food industry stainless steel is mainly used, because its corrosion resistance (in contact with moist air or water does not oxidize, but forms a protective layer on the surface) and it’s easy to clean and so highly hygienic. The types of steel mainly used are AISI 304 and AISI 316. In addition, the ease of cleaning and sanitation are essential requirements in the food & beverage sector: the waste must be completely removed from the plants at the end of processes with water and detergents.
Fandis and Seifert solutions for food & beverage
The alternative solutions proposed by Fandis for the cooling of small control panels are the TCU thermoelectric units, available with AISI 304 stainless steel cover and therefore compliant with the application criteria of the food & beverage sector, and the series SSC stainless steel cover mounted on fan filter units, which protects the contents of the panel from the possible infiltration of food and from water jets during cleaning (IP56).
Why correctly size a enclosure in the food sector?
Furthermore, in the food & beverage sector, it is essential to rely on reliable and efficient systems, because any shutdowns of the systems can seriously compromise the production. For this reason it’s advisable to correctly size the electrical panel, as we have already seen for other sectors of use.
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