Integrate Milk Standardization Into Your Control System

Mar 29, 2017 2:31:26 PM | Posted by Scott Young

Milk standardization systems have traditionally been stand-alone systems provided by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  Currently, many of these installed systems contain components which are obsolete or have reached their end-of-life, and need to be upgraded or replaced. These systems are proverbial “black boxes” and are islands of automation which are not integrated into a facility's main control system. Many of these existing systems have paths forward that are available from the OEM providers. In some cases, these upgrades range from new stand-alone control systems which may include new instrumentation and process equipment to entirely new replacement skids.

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Minimizing Fat Loss in the Dairy Process

Mar 8, 2017 2:10:43 PM | Posted by Scott Young

In 2015, an average U.S. dairy fluid milk plant processed 109.5 million pounds of milk. On average that same plant encountered an average product loss of 2.5%.

Product loss can happen throughout the entire process. Milk is left in the tanker or the lines during receiving. Losses occur during water-to-product and product-to-water interfaces during pasteurizing. Overfills contribute to produce lost in the filling area. Additional cost savings can be realized in wastewater reduction when this milk stops going down the drain. 

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