Ingredient handling involves the receiving, conveying, storage, scaling and dosage of individual materials for the manufacturing of products such as flavoring, sauces, mixes and colorings. It is crucial that ingredients remain segregated to avoid cross contamination risk and thoroughly cleaned during product changeovers, particularly when handling allergens.
This can involve dry, CIP (clean-in-place) and COP (clean-out-of-place) cleaning on a frequent basis to maintain product integrity. This has proven to be a challenge for traditional hose clamped connector systems which are prone to leaks and inconsistent fit up by operators. Ingredient traces can be trapped in crevices and compromise accuracy of scaling equipment.
This is why BFM fitting connectors are the preferred choice for ingredient processors to maintain product purity. Easy, repeatable operations are possible with both processing and CIP wet wash requirements.