ACO is a global leader in the design and manufacture of drainage systems whether they are used for general surface water management or in building drainage applications. “Creating the future of drainage“ is a part of our brand identity.
In food and beverage processing facilities, drainage has a major impact overal hygiene and safety of the facility, performance and has a critical role when it comes to food hygiene and ultimately public safety.
By taking a rounded approach, we are helping our clients all around the world with:
- establishing better production efficiencies and lower operational costs
- enhance product and employees safety
- provide ultimate range of drainage system products with improved product lifecycle, easy installation, maintenance and warranty
- strong service from design consulting to onsite installation support
Key decisions to make when specifying industrial drainage system
Choosing the right design solution
To ensure a safe and bacteria-free environment in high-risk food and beverage production areas, proper hygienic drainage systems must be in place. Choosing the right type of drainage and its location based on equipment placement is crucial, as specific requirements vary for each facility and space.
Drainage system integration
Quality drainage alone isn't sufficient if it's not integrated with the floor. Floors are exposed to various harmful elements and aggressive cleaning, necessitating resistance. Defects can arise due to equipment and drainage, so proper consideration of drainage in relation to flooring is vital.
Sufficient drainage flow capacity
Proper drainage in food/beverage production areas means handling large water amounts quickly. Inadequate drainage leads to safety issues and contamination risks. Matching drainage to equipment layout and ensuring accessibility is crucial for proper function and maintenance.
Waste water management
Debris like meat, vegetable waste, bones and glass, often clog conventional silt baskets in drainage systems, requiring frequent maintenance. This delays production, compromises safety, and increases contamination risk. Specialized solutions can prevent these issues caused by clogs in drainage.
Effective drainage is crucial for safe and hygienic food preparation operations. It helps reduce external hazards and can be fully cleaned in few minutes when designed for hygiene, according to research with Fraunhofer Institute.