As consumer demand for freshness and longevity in the food and beverage industry increases, so does the importance of implementing quality control and product preservation to remain competitive in the market.
Due to the number of gases emitted into the atmosphere during these processes, gas detection equipment is critical for monitoring the volume and types of gases present within food and beverage facilities. For example, water is usually involved at the beginning and end of processing and needs to be treated for possible odors if not cleaned. Refrigerating and cooling systems can also contain pressurized ammonia, while carbon dioxide is used in high concentrations for fermentation and carbonation processing. Leakage of these gases can result in serious side effects the longer they are left undetected.
Gas detection provides real-time data for food and beverage workers to identify which concerns need to be addressed immediately. It can also be integrated with recurring maintenance practices. Whether monitoring oxygen levels in confined spaces like vessels used for food processing, or levels of nitrogen used to create inert spaces in storage areas, reliable gas detection ensures the safety of both personnel and edible products.
In addition to confined and inert spaces, gas detection equipment can withstand other extreme environments found in food and beverage facilities while they continuously detect and monitor gases as necessary. This includes applications such as cold storages, grain delivery and storages, flash freezers, industrial hygiene units, and high-heat ovens.
Otis Instruments offers a variety of wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust, and configurable gas detectors capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications within the food and beverage industry. To learn more about our gas detection solutions for your industry, contact us today.