All industrial processes create waste products, and Australia's food and drink sector is no exception. Whether your firm bakes cookies, brews beer or salts salmon for boutique delis, you will need to install the right ducting to vent gases and regulate temperatures. Here are some of the major ways that an appropriate ducting installation can benefit your food and drink business.
Protect Your Factory Against Fire With a Solid Ducting System
The primary role of ducting in the food industry is to vent hot or hazardous gases away from production lines, keeping employees safe and maintaining a steady flow of production. The best way to ensure effective fire protection is by using high-quality steel ducting alongside insulated covers and employing advanced fire dampers to isolate any parts of your ductwork where flames or excess temperatures are detected.
Install Effective Cooling Systems for Materials Storage
Another challenge in the food manufacturing sector is combining processes involving high temperatures with the need to store materials like flour or malt at low temperatures. When grains and powders are involved, steel ducting makes sense as it can be easily wiped clean, removing any dust from both internal and external surfaces. With the right filters, the same air conditioning systems can be used to keep employees cool and store raw materials.
Create a Custom Flue Design to Suit Your Premises
Many food manufacturers work in smaller factories, due to the need to limit costs and manufacture their products relatively close to retailers and consumers. They often require powerful stoves or drying equipment to be installed in these confined spaces, which in turn requires complex ducting arrangements to evacuate gases and other by-products of the food production process.
The best way to dispose of these by-products is by venting them via custom-made spiral tubing. Specialists can model ducting maps, allowing small food manufacturers to make best use of their spaces and reduce fire risks at the same time. For example, spiral welded pipes can be hooked up to multiple furnaces in craft breweries, roasting kilns for processing nuts or baking ovens, enabling food manufacturers to vent waste gases via a single flue.
Choose Spiral Ducting that is Easy to Clean
In the food industry, ducting doesn't just need to be fire protected and cleverly designed, it also needs to be easy to clean. By choosing stainless steel spiral ducting, you can limit the amount of dust and fat particles that attach themselves to the interior of your piping. With access doors placed at regular intervals, your industrial ducts can be easily cleaned, maintaining their efficiency for as long as possible.
Whether you are starting a small-scale food manufacturing business or expanding existing operations, ducting will be a crucial part of your plans. By using spiral ducting (whether it's steel or plastic based) you can create flexible, effective gas management systems that will keep you and your staff safe and ensure that your production line operates at peak efficiency.