Product and Personnel Safety

Improving Product and Personnel Safety

for the Food and Beverage Industry

As your thermal utility partner, Armstrong can solve your problems and prevent them in ways no one else can.

Armstrong understands your industry's regulations and guidelines for safety and sanitation. We offer a vast array of products, programs, services and online education, designed to increase safety for your products and staff, including:

  • Steam separators and steam filters to remove impurities

    • Steam Separators  

      Armstrong in-line separators separate condensate efficiently using the centrifugal force of steam or air created by introducing it to a specifically shaped path. The result is improved thermal efficiency and reduced risks for water hammer, equipment corrosion and other problems.

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    • Steam Filters  

      Armstrong’s industrial stainless steam filters are designed for filtering steam to yield low differential pressure at high flow rates. Suitable for process steam and culinary steam applications in the food and beverage industry.

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  • Automatic steam quality monitoring that continuously measures and communicates the dryness fraction of steam

    • Steam Quality Monitoring  

      Quicker and consistently more reliable and accurate than manual methods, Armstrong's Steam QM®-1 automatically detects the dryness fraction of steam and provides continuous steam quality measurement data trending over time.

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  • Hose stations that will not pass live steam

    • Steam and Water Hose Stations  

      Armstrong hose stations improve efficiency and reduce risk when mixing steam and water at the point of use for wash-down. Our hose stations will not pass live steam, even in the event of a significant cold water pressure reduction, complete failure of the cold water supply, or failure of its primary operating component.

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  • Hot water systems complete with instantaneous hot water generation and digital temperature control

    • ReadiTemp™ Instantaneous Water Heater  

      ReadiTemp™ is Armstrong's revolutionary series of standard and application-customized steam/water instantaneous water heaters for any process application requiring very specific temperatures—from chilled water to temperatures as high as 212°F (100°C). Our advanced hot water system combines digital control technology and instantaneous shell and tube heat exchanger design to meet higher set point temperature process applications, such as closed loop vessel jacket heating and centralized plant sanitation.

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    • Emech® Digital Control Valves  

      Emech® delivers and maintains water at precisely the desired temperature (+/-1°F, +/-0.5°C)—hot or chilled—immediately on demand. It ensures a consistent supply of water at the precision temperatures required for a variety of applications. Compared to traditional systems, Emech® offers a superior performance for speed, precision and reduced mechanical wear.

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    • Emech® Industrial Mixing Centers  

      The Emech® digital control valve is pre-piped as an industrial mixing center with all the requisite installation components for compact design and ease of installation. Advantages include consistent temperature accuracy, enhanced operational efficiency and reduced maintenance.

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The Causes and Effects of Water Hammer

Case Studies

    • Operations Maintenance Contract to Lower Operating Costs, Improve Safety and Boost Knowledge Base of Staff  

      Armstrong provides management and supervision resources required for operation and maintenance of a major cereal producer's utility systems, including generation and distribution of steam and compressed air, and water treatment. Results include lower operating costs, development of back-up and emergency processes and an improvement in site operators' knowledge and morale.

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    • Operations and Maintenance to Drive Energy Savings and Safety  

      Armstrong provides renowned baby food maker with an on-site staff of utility experts. Responsibilities for operation and maintenance of utility systems includes: boilers, all associated support equipment, and steam distribution and condensate return systems; compressed air system including compressors, associated dryers, and distribution system; steam heated process hot water systems; complete facility HVAC systems; and water softeners.

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    • High Capacity Insect Heat Treatment for the World's Largest Finished Food Plant  

      Armstrong provides the largest finished food plant in the world with high-capacity heat treatment for insect control. Issues with fumigation gas as well as the associated rising costs make this the preferred method for this facility. Requirements included more heat capacity with the flexibility to move air heaters easily from location to location as heat treatments take place.

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Recommendations from Armstrong University

    • Water Hammer  

      This course will discuss the basic mechanics of water hammer and help you identify conditions under which it may occur; it will also explain how to apply preventative solutions to avoid the occurrence of water hammer.

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    • Safety Training 101 Package  

      This package of 21 courses addresses environmental health and safety issues to help you provide a safe working environment. Each course can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less.

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