As food, beverage, wine, beer, cannabis, and alternative food companies grow and serve their markets it is inevitable that equipment will be obsolete. This can be due to a variety of factors including changing demands, changes in policy, or facility upgrades which can lead to old equipment sitting in the facility taking up space or needing to be scrapped.
One of our customers in the food and beverage industry had a 500-gallon stainless steel tank with an agitator that was no longer being used due to the line it was supporting becoming redundant. This is fairly common for equipment supporting existing processes – when those processes change or are removed the supporting equipment serves no purpose despite being in good condition.
Every food and beverage manufacturer knows investing in equipment like a 500-gallon stainless steel tank is expensive especially when you also consider the other process piping, controls, and utilities connected to it. In this example our customer decided to reuse this equipment rather than scrapping it, and trusted the Placer Process team to identify a new application elsewhere in the plant for the existing equipment. Working with our customer we were able to bring new life to the old equipment – saving our customer money and completing the project quickly due to the equipment being readily available.