Food Handling/Processing

Is the resistance to antibiotics is increasing?  Why are food processors demanding more cleanability and more energy efficiency?

High temperature superheated steanm above the inversion temperature to facilitate dring and bacterial cleaning because of the low oxygen content.

Best Steam Generators. On-Demand Steam Boilers Improve Food and Brewing Processes: New Report from Boilers Heat-Transfer Food Processing.   

On-Demand Steam Boilers Improve Food and Brewing Processes.  Industrial Steam Heating

Two processors take advantage of quick-to-temperature boiler systems to reap operational and environmental advantages.  

Bayzi Clean Products may help with Odour.  No chemicals (except steam!).

Clean without Contaminating

Cleaing routines in food process and handling operations feature a basic rinse, clean, rinse, sanitize methodology. Traditional cleaning applications typically utilize chemicals, but now steam technology has recently become more reliable and versatile. The highly versatile MightySteam® delivers an industrial strength 752°F (400°C) or higher steam, capable of quickly and effectively cleaning production equipment and environments.  For any cleaning method to make an impact the method must addresss the following bullets.   Please consider superheated steam that can address all the following.

Sterilization vs. Disinfection vs Sanitization

There are 3 commonly accepted levels of "clean" in many industries. Sterilization refers to the statistical destruction and removal of all living organisms. Disinfection refers to inanimate objects and all vegetative cells, but not spores. Sanitization refers to the reduction of microorganisms to levels considered safe from a public health viewpoint. The official definition of sanitatization, according to the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, for food product contact surfaces is a 99.999% (5-log) reduction of contaminants in a 30 second period. For non-product contact surfaces, a 99.9% (3-log) reduction in contamination is necessary.

Machine Impact

MightySteam® utilizes industrial strength steam that doesn't create unnecessary wear on machinery. 3-A Manufacturing Standards specify that most food processing machinery feature a No. 4 ground finish to minimize bacteria growth on the surface.2 Routine exposure to high pressure water or corrosive chemicals may result in pitted, cracked, corroded or roughened surfaces. These conditions can lead to lowered productivity and potential equipment downtime. A high efficiency, low surface impact cleaning solution such as the MightySteam® is capable of effective cleaning without unnecessary wear on surfaces and machinery. Depending on the application, MightySteam® may be able to completely replace certain corrosive chemicals.

Process Impact

MightySteam® operates without a high pressure boiler. No high pressure boiler minimizes necessary training and eliminates many certification procedures, allowing for more operators and less downtime. MightySteam's boiler-less operation also means less waiting for high temperature steam. MightySteam® offers industrial strength superheated steam within one minute of being plugged in.  Less waiting, less downtime, higher productivity. The durable MightySteam™ is also highly versatile and easily integratable into existing cleaning routines. Using MightySteam® after chemical disinfection can remove chemical residues.

Chemical Efficacy

Chemicals can be effective in many applications, but they do have drawbacks. Chemicals can be corrosive, expensive, ineffective after prolong use, time consuming, easy to misuse and potentially dangerous. In many applications, chemical application is a complicated multi-step procedure. As seen below, there is no "cure-all" chemical, rather chemicals well suited for specific applications. MightySteam® is a versatile solution capable of treating a variety of surfaces with varying levels of contamination.

 

Effects of Cleaning & Disinfection on Surfaces1
Uncleaned (rinsed only) (a) Many bacterial colonies (white spots) After chemical cleaning (b) Reduced numbers of bacterial colonies After cleaning and disinfection (c) Very few bacterial colonies remaining

 

Comparison of the Chemical and Physical Properties in Commonly Used Sanitizers2

  Chlorine Iodophors Quarternary
ammonium
compounds
Acid anionic Fatty Acid Peroxyacetic acid MightySteam®

Irritating to skin

Irritating

Not irritating

Not irritating

Slightly irritating

Slightly irritating

Not irritating

Burns possible

Effective at neutral pH

Yes

Depends on type

In most cases

No

No

Yes

Yes

Effective at acid pH

Yes, but unstable

Yes

In some cases

Yes, below 3.0-3.5

Yes, below 3.5-4.0

Yes

Yes

Effective at alkaline pH

Yes, but less than at neutral pH

No

In most cases

No

No

Less effective

Yes

Affected by organic material

Yes

Moderately

Moderately

Moderately

Partically

Partially

No

Affected by water hardness

No

Slightly

Yes

Slightly

Slightly

Slightly

Requires Water

Residual antimicrobial activity

None

Moderate

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

None

Cost

Low

High

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

See Now

Incompatibilities

Acid solutions, phenols, amines

Highly alkaline detergents

Anionic wetting agents, soaps, and acids

Cationic surfactants and alkaline detergents

Cationic surfactants and alkaline detergents

Reducing agents, metal ions, strong alkalies

N/A

Maximum level permitted by FDA without rinse

200ppm

25ppm

200ppm

Varied

Varied

100-200ppm

N/A

Water temperature sensitivity

None

High

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

None

N/A

Foam level

None

Low

Moderate

Low/Moderate

Low

None

N/A

Phosphate

None

High

None

High

Moderate

None

N/A

Soil load tolerance

None

Low

High

Low

Low

Low

Low

*Comparisons made at approved "no-rinse" use levels. Adapted from B.R. Cords and G.R. Dychdala 1993.

MightySteam®Cleaning

Studies3 have shown that 250°F (120°C) steam is capable of a 5-log (99.999%) reduction of E. Coli within 2 seconds. The MightySteam® delivers 572°F steam, capable of eliminating a number of surface contaminants quickly and easily.

Resources

1http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ai407e/AI407E26.htm
2http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs077
3http://www.imc.cc/other/onsite/hospital-acquired-infections/

Featured
MS400-4-240
$12,995.00 $11,995.00
Based on 1 reviews.
VTA-01 (110V)
$999.00