Case Studies

Case Studies For Sanitary Process Systems for Wineries, Breweries, Milk, Dairy, Food, and Beverage Facilities

Challenging problems require creative solutions and that’s what we’re all about. From working with small start-ups to partnering with Fortune 500 companies like Nestle, Coca-Cola and Kraft, our successful projects and satisfied customers are what keep us from accepting the status quo. Check out some of our sample case studies to see how we manage a project from start to finish.

Fabricate components on a supporting frame including tanks, control panel, disconnect switches, valves, pump(s), instruments, and piping

An international beverage manufacturer requested our assistance with meeting OSHA requirements for all of the 30+ safety wash showers, eye/face washes, and drench hoses scattered around their plant. Our experience in a sanitary food, dairy and beverage environment was cited as a key factor in designing the system.

High-end food and beverage equipment represents a significant investment in company resources. When changes occur — lines are shut down, processes are relocated, or consumer preferences change and equipment becomes obsolete — that once valuable equipment is no longer needed. This now seemingly useless equipment tends to either occupy precious space in a facility or get discarded. With companies and consumers becoming more environmentally and economically conscious, Placer Process Systems has developed a way to efficiently reuse equipment that is cost-effective and reduces lead time.system.

High-end food and beverage equipment represents a significant investment in company resources. When changes occur — lines are shut down, processes are relocated, or consumer preferences change and equipment becomes obsolete — that once valuable equipment is no longer needed. This now seemingly useless equipment tends to either occupy precious space in a facility or get discarded. With companies and consumers becoming more environmentally and economically conscious, Placer Process Systems has developed a way to efficiently reuse equipment that is cost-effective and reduces lead time.system.

The quality of a beverage often depends on the size of its ingredients’ particles. Whether these are minute pieces or large chunks can be determined by the shear rate of mixing during production. Beverages such as sports drinks or vitamin waters made using powders are best manufactured with high speed mixers. In the case of pulpy formulations or drinks with high solids content, high sheer mixing can masticate ingredients, destroy consistency, and reduce the overall product quality.reduces lead time.system.

At every plant, water distribution demands change over time. New lines, new equipment, new products, and new processes lead to constant evolution. Sometimes the changes are incremental, other times they are dramatic and happen quickly. Often modifications are made to the water distribution without consideration being given to the entire water system. The absence of a master plan to coordinate changes can lead to distribution issues and peak demand can exceed capability.time.system.

A major carbonated beverage bottler was experiencing syrup loss and high change-over time. Their manual processes with extensive use of hoses also had the potential for operator exposure to CIP solutions and high temperatures. With material costs, efficiency, and operator safety on the line, the bottler turned to Placer Process for a solution.capability.time.system.

In most sanitary process designs, transfer lines must carry both ingredients and CIP solutions. A key component to any process design then becomes how to keep the two from commingling. So what is the best design to keep the ingredients and solutions apart, the lesser-expensive but labor-intensive transfer panels or automated mix proof valve clusters?em.

While upgrading a pasteurization system for a major beverage producer, we were asked to assist with water conservation efforts within the plant. The city water supply was restricted due to local water usage standards, which prevented the facility from running at full production capacity. The plant was also under strict sanitary drain limits, and regularly required third party water treatment services. After a succinct water usage audit, the concentrate reject stream from the nano-quality semi-permeable membrane system was identified as a major contributor to overall wastewater volume.proof valve clusters?em.