If any part of your food or beverage manufacturing operation involves storing sweeteners like High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), or water, to be used as ingredients in your products, then you are aware of the difficulty in keeping the headspace in your storage tanks and storage tank vents free from microbial growth. Particularly with the dark, moist, warm environment of nutritive liquid sweeteners, you face the obstacle of combating this ideal microbial growth environment. Regular cleaning of your liquid storage tanks is certainly a great start to maintaining your liquid ingredients, including HFCS, as intended, but what about the headspace at the top of the tank? What happens when you drop out product and it is replaced by ambient air from inside (or outside) your facility? How do you ensure that that air is free from bacteria, viruses and mold spores? That’s where American Ultraviolet’s line of liquid sugar storage tank conditioners will help.
By passing all incoming air through a series of filters (up to 0.3micron, 99.7% efficient HEPA) and a properly sized UV sterilization chamber, for the required volume of air, you can achieve a >99.9% (3-log) reduction of airborne biological contaminants. That means that everything that goes into your liquid storage tank remains usable. This can be done without placing any additional equipment inside your tanks by using our LTC, BT and SC series sterile conditioners.
For potable liquid sugar tanks, an internally mounted setup of one or more UVC lamps can provide the needed headspace and surface sterilization needed to keep your tank clean indefinitely. Our TTG series units, featuring lamp status indication located outside the tank, is the perfect solution.
Do you have a requirement for in-line UVC treatment of water or liquid sweeteners? American Ultraviolet offers a full range of in-line disinfection systems for all liquid sterilization applications. In-line systems for water sterilization emit, at minimum, the EPA-required dose of 40,000 microwatts per square centimeter. Our water units fit applications from 0.5 gpm to millions of gallons per day. Please consult your authorized American Ultraviolet representative for proper sizing of in-line UV disinfection equipment.
Following are a few of the many satisfied customers American Ultraviolet has helped with Ultraviolet Sterilization needs:
American Ultraviolet equipment is manufactured entirely in the USA.
Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation, but does not cause skin cancer or cataracts. American Ultraviolet systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to UV irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance.