Many systems are designed and installed without thought as to what happens when a production area needs washing down or a deep clean. This results in the system being unable to deal with high levels of moisture and steam and corrosive cleaning materials. System white outs, where the warm moist air reacts to the system’s supply air, can become common in this situation.
H&S is generally compromised and there is significant risk of cross contamination and listeria with condensation and areas not drying out sufficiently after wash down, resulting in standing water. The solution is to design-in a wash down mode where, during the process, the system ramps up to a high air change rate of fresh air (tempered if required), which removes all the moisture and dries the area before you go back into full production.
We also design systems with corrosion resistant material in exposed areas.
Our technical excellence helps you:
Bakkavor achieved microbiological targets, reduced the risk of a germ breakout and now has completely dry areas after wash-down. Read the case study here.
All installation work was performed on time and to a high standard. The installation team, ensured that they worked safely and that the safety of others around the working area was considered at all times.Michael Clifford, Engineering Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks
The service you provide through Penmann is always thorough, thoughtful and designed for a duty and service level that reflects the demanding 24/7/364 days operation we run here, and we therefore always call you first when manufacturing problems need specialised and bespoke HVAC solutions.Robin Wright, Projects Manager, Bakkavor Desserts Newark
We found Penmann to have an excellent understanding not only of air conditioning and refrigeration but also of the production process and the logistics that surround it. All timescales were achieved and the systems are working well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Penmann to others.David Underdown, Sales Director, Rachels Dairy
We have worked with Penmann on projects across all our UK sites. Their attention to detail is evident throughout each project.
The phrase ‘Turnkey Solution’ is used extensively in projects, but never has it been better suited than for describing a project by Penmann.Tom Mitson, Lantmännen Unibake
We are very happy with the cooling tunnels designed and supplied by Penmann. All projects have been undertaken in an extremely efficient manner and have been delivered on time and on budget, and we have been particularly pleased with the performance of the tunnels.Stephen Graves Factory Engineering Manager, Müller Dairy
Arla was pleased to engage the services of a locally based company on such a prestigious project. Penmann were able to work seamlessly with us to deliver a high quality product.Tim Hutchinson, Project Manager, Arla Foods Stourton