Health implications of residue buildup within the brewing/distilling industry.
The maintenance of brewing/distilling equipment not only boosts productivity, but it can prevent some serious health and safety implications. The production of alcoholic drinks is a timely and complex process that makes for messy work that could cause harm to brewers/distillers. Minimising workplace hazards should be a priority within this industry which can be done with the help of acoustic cleaning.
In the brewing and distilling industries, dust particles that can come from the raw grain ingredients used in each of these processes can potentially be flammable in hazardous areas. With the potential to cause an explosive atmosphere, you want to make sure that there is no buildup anywhere in your equipment, especially within large silos. Layers of dust are extremely serious.
Dry materials cause buildup, blockage or thermal transfer problems. By exposing dust particles to a high energy acoustic pressure wave impact, it will detach the particles from surfaces, avoid buildup and certainly alleviate any hazards. It generates pressure differences on dust and ash particles to remove any unplanned material deposits.
Grain dust exposure may also provoke respiratory problems in workers. Dust in this respect is a respiratory sensitiser which has the potential to cause occupational asthma, thus triggering an allergic reaction. This is easily caused by inhalation of the particles which can result in symptoms such as:
- Runny eyes and nose
- Skin rashes
- Tightness of the chest
What is worrying is that these symptoms do not always develop straight away but can take months of particulate exposure before they manifest as symptoms. Dust particles can also cause dermatitis in serious cases, therefore ensuring dust buildup does not occur not only boosts productivity but promotes a healthier work environment and maximises hygiene standards.
If any workers begin to develop these symptoms a full investigation should be carried out and a medical professional should be contacted for relevant guidance.
Dusty environments can easily be avoided and particulate exposure can be massively reduced with the help of our acoustic cleaning products. If you have buildup problems within your brewing or distilling company please contact us for our top quality advice and we can definitely help.