Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring


Water: the start and end of food and beverage production

April 2014 Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

There are very good reasons why water and waste water treatment are so important in the food and beverage industry. Most of the processes need significant quantities of water and most of it should also be of a very high quality.

The situation is getting very competitive between potable water users and food and beverage users (as well as most of the other industries). In a semi-arid country like South Africa it is even higher. In a lot of cases, due to lack of raw water availability, more expensive potable water is the starting point for production of food as well as beverages. This put pressure on operations within the industry and is a great incentive for optimised water and wastewater management, which can save costs of water purchased as well as the costs of wastewater discharge to sewer or environment.

As the public becomes more aware of, and sensitive to, environmental impacts caused by pollution and wasting of water, more pressure is being put on production facilities like food and beverage to be vigilant in reduction of these wastages.

The three priorities

The first prioritisation: avoid water consumption by using modern and waterless production technologies. These are not always feasible or available.

The second prioritisation: production facilities should try and close the water cycle in the production plant by implementing cleaning and reuse of wastewater from the process. Normally some streams of waste water can be cleaned more cost-effectively for reuse if kept separate.

The third prioritisation: clean the reduced effluent properly to comply with legislation in order to avoid unnecessary expenditure e.g. fines. Cost of energy can also be reduced by using biogas generated in anaerobic digestion for heat or power generation.

Endress+Hauser have a comprehensive basket of instruments for the food and beverage as well as water and wastewater industries. With these two industries being a global focus for the company, it has the expertise needed to satisfy customer needs. This includes instrument supply, commissioning and training for local maintenance staff, as well as W@M (web-enabled asset management) and long-term service contracts.

For more information contact Hennie Pretorius, Endress+Hauser, +27 (0)11 262 8000, info@za.endress.com, www.za.endress.com


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Endress+Hauser’s IIoT technology masters the mining challenge
June 2019, Endress+Hauser , IT in Manufacturing
Endress+Hauser aims to improve the processes of its customers with regards to efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability.

Read more...
Endress+Hauser expands patent portfolio
June 2019, Endress+Hauser , News
The number of patents submitted by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to rise. As reported during the annual Innovators’ Meeting held this year in France, the Group submitted 287 initial patents in 2018, ...

Read more...
An alliance for the IIoT
June 2019, Endress+Hauser , News
At Hannover Messe 2019, seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software announced the founding of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. With this cooperation, the companies ...

Read more...
Temperature transmitter family for all industries
June 2019, Endress+Hauser , Temperature Measurement
Endress+Hauser has introduced its first temperature transmitter with Bluetooth (BT) connectivity. This feature is unique because it does not require a BT modem to be able to communicate with the device ...

Read more...
The Heartbeat of plant processes
May 2019, Endress+Hauser , Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
Self-diagnostics and predictive maintenance.

Read more...
Optimised fuel blending
May 2019, Yokogawa South Africa , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
This risk has led the refiners to give more than the norms specify, resulting in a giveaway on quality and profit. The use of near infrared (NIR) technology has helped refiners get real-time data to ensure ...

Read more...
Inline analytical technology for liquor process control
May 2019, Morton Controls , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
One of the most important processes in the pulp and paper industry is the alkaline sulphate process, where lignin is separated from the fibrous material. Recycling of the chemicals used is vital for environmental ...

Read more...
Gas monitors
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
RTS Africa Technologies is exhibiting LaserGas gas monitors from Neo Monitors.    These are ideal for accurate measurement of specific components in gas mixtures such as flue gases. The NEO LaserGas monitor ...

Read more...
Spectrum analysers for RF signals
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Accutronics , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Accutronics is exhibiting the SignalShark real-time spectrum analysers for the detection, analysis, classification and localisation of RF Signals. These are on show at Stand D06. Features include a frequency ...

Read more...
In-situ gas analyser
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Microsep , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Mettler Toledo Ingold’s GPro 500 TDL system is ideal for tough and challenging gas measurement applications and is designed for in-situ petrochemical processes and safety applications. TDL gas analysers ...

Read more...