Tank cleaning technology has advanced as improvements to hygienic standards have changed. As that change has taken place, priority has been placed on cleanliness of equipment and storage tanks, which helps to ensure quality in food products.
Many organizations such as 3-A have developed standards across the food industry specific to cleaning of a tank. Coupled with hygiene is the added task of reducing chemical and water usage. A common acronym that is used with tank cleaning methodologies is TACT which stands for Time, Action, Chemistry and Temperature (see figure 1.) New technology harnesses the time and action portions of the acronym and are displayed in the chart commonly referred to as the sinner circle.
Some of the new technologies include:
Static Spray Balls – Gently sprays cleaning fluid onto the tank walls, enabling the fluid to fall freely down the tank wall and provide uneven cleaning coverage.
Rotary Spray Heads – Has a higher impact force and higher wall shear stress compared to the static spray ball. This reduces cleaning time.
Rotary Jet Heads – By far the most effective tank cleaning technology available today.
Rotary Spray and Jet Heads can provide all the benefits of a static spray ball, but they can also help decrease water usage (see figure 2 and 3.)
For your reference, we have several videos on our YouTube channel that can explain this technology further.
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At Nelson-Jameson, we never take chances when it comes to food safety, and neither should you. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive flyer that is filled with the products you need to create an effective food safety program in your plant. Even more promising than the quality products is the manufacturers that are represented—we’ve included top products from 3M™, Hygiena™, Nasco, and Neogen®. Let us help you implement the Environmental Testing Solutions that work for your plant.
For more information on environmental testing, visit our Learning Center, or request a copy of our Environmental Testing Flyer here.
The need to be seen is critical for employee safety, especially for those who work around moving vehicles and equipment. This is why we have a wide range of high-visibility apparel that meets the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Standard.
Take a look at our high-visibility products here!
The ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard provides a uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications, and use of high-visibility and reflective apparel, including safety vests, shirts, pants, and outerwear. The standard breaks down high-visibility apparel into Types and Performance Classes. The environment in which the worker is wearing the garment dictates the type selected, while the performance classes provide a range of design options that correspond with the level of risk, and the certified high-visibility material and certified reflective tape needs of the wearer. To learn more about the breakdown of Types and Performance Classes, review the chart on our Learning Center.
Interested in additional products to keep employees safe?
Request a copy of our Safety & PPE Catalog, which features a complete line of personal protective equipment and facility safety products for the food industry.
Nelson-Jameson has expanded their color-coded program once again with the release of their 2019 Color-Coded Catalog. This year’s catalog has grown to 56 pages of products that help to prevent allergen migration and cross-contamination. From the lab to the processing line, Nelson-Jameson has the color-coded products you need to produce safe, quality food.
In addition to having the most extensive color-coded program in the industry, we also have the most color options! Nelson-Jameson is now proud to offer gray, brown and lime products from Remco/Vikan® to help meet all your color-coded needs. The expanded catalog also includes new items like Color-Coded Cable Ties, Flagged Angle Brooms, Nylon Scrapers and more!
For more information or to request a catalog, visit nelsonjameson.com.
Since 1947, Nelson-Jameson has been a leader in the food and beverage industry – supplying customers with the products and expertise they need from a single-source supplier. Our Direct Products Technical Sales Team is comprised of seasoned industry professionals with over 230 years of combined experience in the dairy industry – 117 years directly in the plant – and expertise in ingredients, packaging and sanitation.
“Nelson-Jameson is extremely proud of our Technical Sales Team,” said Director of Outside & Technical Sales, Kevin VanOrnum. “Their industry experience and expertise provide our Account Manager Sales Reps with unparalleled support for packaging, ingredients and chemical products. This team approach combined with our wide line of indirect products maximizes customer value.”
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