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Mineral Buildup on Production Equipment Conduits

Why it pays to keep the acid cycle Certain food & beverage production activities create mineral buildup. For example, this buildup can be regularly found in production circuits involving products with high calcium content such as milk products and by-products. Other equipment such as pasteurizers, evaporators and beer tanks are also subject to significant buildup of limescale and other minerals. This problem is further compounded by processes that require heating the product. Removing mineral buildup is crucial to avoid several serious problems. Mineral buildup: Significantly reduces heat transfer (1 mm of minerals reduces a system’s energy efficiency by about 9%) Causes detection and reading problems for level, temperature and conductivity probes Makes it easier for microorganisms to attach to surfaces, increasing the risk of contamination and the development of biofilms To prevent such problems, it is essential to keep surfaces mineral-free. Download the full document [...]

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread to over 114 countries with more than 118,000 cases. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus labeled SARS-CoV-25.   Symptoms of human coronaviruses may be mild or more serious such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through: respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze. close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands. touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands. Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. PREVENTION At this time, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 or [...]

How to Keep People Healthy during the Peak Season

This virus is spread primarily from one person to another via the airborne route of transmission. When a person with Influenza is coughing and sneezing they are expelling tiny droplets into the air which contain the virus. Most people who get Influenza are exposed to the virus by breathing in these tiny droplets expelled by sick people. The virus however can be spread onto environmental surfaces via these same droplets. If a healthy person touches a virus contaminated surface and then rubs their eyes or nose they are then potentially exposed to the virus. Some studies suggest the virus contaminated surfaces can still infect people 8 hours after initial contamination. What is the best way to prevent the spread of influenza in the workplace? People with Influenza like Illness (ILI) symptoms should be encouraged via workplace policies to stay home. Even with workplace policies there still may be [...]

What are noroviruses?

What are noroviruses? The term “norovirus” is the official name for a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis. They are also called caliciviruses (because they belong to the virus family Caliciviridae). They used to be called Norwalk-like viruses (NLVs). Norovirus illnesses are common and affect all age groups. They can occur anytime but are more common in the winter months. How is it spread ? Noroviruses are spread mainly through contact with the vomit or feces of an infected person. This happens because: • The virus can spread easily from person to person on unwashed hands. • The virus can also spread through food, water, or ice that has been handled by a sick person. • Vomiting may spread the virus short distances through the air. • The virus can survive on surfaces such as door handles, countertops or sink taps for a long time. You can get [...]

How to control the Spread of Scabies ?

Scabies is a skin disease caused by an infestation of the human itch mite, which burrows itself under the skin. Scabies can spread rapidly; usually via prolonged skin-to-skin contact with another person. On occasion, it can also be spread indirectly by sharing the clothing or bedding of a scabies-infected person, or by exposing skin to infected furnishings. It is important to note that infested persons may take weeks to show symptoms but can still pass on the insect through skin-to-skin contact during this time. When a case of scabies is discovered, a thorough outbreak and surveillance plan must immediately be put in place to ensure the infestation is contained and eliminated. This plan must include cohabitants who live in close quarters, care staff and visitors of the infected person. Failure to implement a proper outbreak and surveillance plan can increase the size of the affected population in a [...]

How to clean and desinfect a therapeutic bath ?

Recommanded products For Hydrotherapy, tub cleaning and desinfecting, is the 0,5% hydrogen peroxide based Saber desinfectant. Purging and disinfectinf requires 1:16 dilution (64 ml /L) Sanitizing requires 1-128 dilution (8 ml /L) Saber has both the general bactericide capability and general virucide claims and is effective at 1-16 againt non-enveloped virus. Steps for a tub without chemical dispenser Ensure that you have all the tools and supplies you will need. Drain tank completely. Close drain. Ensure to measure how much water is in the tub to be sure we have added enought Saber. Figures to be added baser on 260 liter tub needing 960 nks oer 15 liters of water. For customer adding manually, we will need the figures for both the Saber and de-foam. In order to reduce de amount of foam generated, add 5% of the volume of the Saber in the tub to knock back foam [...]

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