To ensure food quality and prevent food-borne illnesses, authoritative agencies such as the FDA have outlined sanitation requirements that each facility must adhere to or risk being fined. These include identifying hazards like food production residue, liquid and airborne contamination, transient soil from workers, detergent residue, and microorganisms. Food production facilities are often exposed to these hazardous contaminations, which is why washdown systems are recommended in production facilities.
Cleaning food processing machinery or chemical tanks and equipment is not always an easy task. Conventional industrial hose stations using old pressure-balancing technology that relies on multiple moving parts are prone to premature failure due to mineral deposits and scaling. The regular maintenance of these units necessary to keep them running safely is very time-consuming and costly.
ThermOmegaTech®’s innovative washdown systems include a variety of high-temperature sanitation and maintenance equipment necessary for industrial facilities. These include steam and water washdown stations, hot water mixing stations, washdown guns and hoses, and to guarantee organization and security of equipment – washdown enclosures.
The ThermOmegaTech® STVM® Washdown Station is used in food processing, dairy, breweries, wineries, chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical facilities where a high temperature wash down is required.
The STVM® station is designed to provide a steady stream of instant hot water by utilizing its proprietary mixing valve to combine steam and cold water at a user-set temperature. The intuitive valve throttles open and closed, essentially eliminating the ‘hose full of steam’ problem of the past.
The unique Venturi mixing technology featured in the station quietly combines the supplied steam and cold water, reducing worker stress and promoting overall workplace safety. As the flow of steam and water enters the thermostatic mixing valve, a scouring action minimizes the buildup of minerals and reduces buildup in tight clearance areas. This ensures long, uninterrupted use and silent operation, even in high mineral content water conditions.
Designed to expedite routine maintenance with minimal downtime, the STVM® features an interchangeable cartridge to service the station in the field quickly and efficiently. Simply unscrew the cartridge with a standard wrench, put in a new cartridge, and the unit is up and running within minutes.
The simplistic and cost-effective HCX Washdown Station, designed to maintain production facility sanitation for those without an available steam supply, delivers a high-powered wash by instantaneously mixing hot and cold water to the desired proportion.
For single-channel washdown stations, the HCS washdown station provides a single stream of hot or cold water for washdown applications.
To ensure a high-powered wash that guarantees cleanliness in production facilities, ThermOmegaTech® offers the most economical, safe, and efficient washdown systems and equipment.