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Leading baking company uses Russell Finex’s expertise to implement customized sieving and filtration solution

Companies working in the food industry are under strict regulations which means they have to continually review their processes to ensure the high quality of their products. A leading baking company found inefficiencies in their existing food processing method and sought a solution that would fix their problem. Dough based products are usually boiled before being baked. During the process, excess materials such as maize grit, dough and sesame seeds drop into the pre-bake water, causing contamination and affecting the quality of the liquid. Therefore the water tank needed to be cleaned manually and refilled with fresh water, resulting in high labour costs, downtime, and increased consumption. The contaminated water would then be discharged to an effluent plant through pipes. This created further problems as the water containing the excess solids would ferment and expand causing blockages in the pipes connected to the effluent plant.

Following a recommendation, the company approached Russell Finex for an industrial screening solution. Drawing upon 80 years of experience in separation technology, Russell Finex were able to audit the bakery’s current manufacturing process and provide an efficient high quality solution to minimize contamination of the pre-bake water. This was achieved in two stages. The first stage was to install a fully automated Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter® after the water tank to continuously remove contamination and re-circulate the pre-bake water. This self-cleaning industrial filter for liquids recirculates the clean water back into the pre-bake water tank, with any contamination being discharged into the effluent plant.

customized compact screener and self-cleaning filter system

The second stage of the separation process focused on eliminating the blockage of pipes caused by the solids fermenting in the pipework. The Russell Compact Sieve® vibratory screener was fitted directly after the Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter®. When the contamination from the water tank is ejected from the industrial filter, it is fed directly into a 400mm diameter vibrating screener where water and debris are separated further. This allowed the bakery to dispose of a large percentage of solids to landfill with the remaining liquid being sent to the effluent plant for treatment prior to final disposal in the drain.

With the Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter® and Russell Compact Sieve® installed, the bakery was able to achieve their objectives to improve the efficiencies of their production process, increasing product quality, reducing costs, and increasing overall efficiencies. To find the perfect filtration equipment for your industry try the automatic machine selector on Russell Finex website.