Cleaning is a fundamental yet challenging process in the food industry. Fouling of industrial equipment remains one of the most critical issues that cause food industry companies huge losses of production time and thereby increasing costs in work, time, and energy usage. In this blog post, we present to you the three main benefits of using Altum’s software-guided power ultrasound in the cleaning process of the food industry.

1. Increase in production capacity  

Altum’s software-guided power ultrasound has proven its ability to lengthen production runs in mitigating fouling during production, especially in such cases where fouling was building up fast in specific locations of the equipment. For example, burnt food residues in sterilizers and pasteurizers, as well as fat clogged pipes, can be cleaned by using power ultrasound. Moreover, our technology can be used as a fouling prevention tool that is carried out during the production process. This method keeps food production up and running without unnecessary cleaning stoppages, which, in turn, increases its capacity and performance.

2. Quality improvements 

Power ultrasound can make significant improvements in the quality of the production process. Our software-guided cleaning solution can be targeted to eliminate fouling even from the most challenging locations inside closed circuits. This feature is utterly important, especially if the industrial equipment is washed by CIP, which is a method that involves washing with a lower volume and, at the same time, can’t be conveniently adapted if there is only a small area that causes quality issues.

3. Utility savings 

Besides effective cleaning, Altum’s software-guided power ultrasound helps industrial companies in saving costs in such utilities as water, energy, and chemicals. Our ultrasonic technology solves localized cleaning challenges, which allow using shorter CIP as well as less cold and more diluted washing chemicals since it eliminates some of the cleaning bottlenecks. Power ultrasound can also be successfully used in increasing dry material content in sludges and significantly reduce wastewater treatment costs for many food industry companies that use Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) as a part of their production operation.

Fighting against fouling consequently becomes easier when using Altum’s software-guided power ultrasound. Our technology has flexible tools that can be used during the production process as a fouling prevention method and as a supportive tool for other cleaning options.

Altum’s international team of experts has years of experience in helping companies in several industries, such as in food & beverages. If you have any fouling issues or questions about how your production could be improved with Power Ultrasound don’t hesitate to contact us, one of our experts will gladly give you advice. To find out more about the benefits of our technology, check out our food industry page.  


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