Food Facility Retrofits? Interior Protection Benefits.

August 31st, 2015 Industry Related

If you are in the food and beverage manufacturing business, keeping sanitary conditions during a facility retrofit is critical. Over the past decade, technology advancements and innovation have resulted in protection options that are more flexible and cost effective than traditional methods of containing construction dust and debris.

Here are four areas of project planning that can benefit from using Interior Protection:

Traffic Flow for Interior ProtectionTraffic flow:  Making special arrangements for the access routes of daily personnel is key to keeping the contaminants out.  Many times, building a total enclosure or similar barrier allows a way to direct employees to where they need to be without any chance of them coming in contact with the construction area.

Construction materials for interior protectionConstruction materials:  Plywood is not always welcome in food manufacturing facilities.  However, temporary walls don’t always have to include wood to be sturdy enough to provide reliable protection.  Using an antimicrobial plastic or food-grade building product is a readily available and manageable alternative.

Air flow for interior protection projectsAirflow:  Keeping airflow negative in the retrofit area ensures that dust particles are not entering clean zones.  Containments can include HEPA filters or ducting to help with this requirement.

Adjacent lines used in interior protection temporary wallsAdjacent lines:  This is where Interior Protection can really make a difference.  Installing temporary walls and/or suspended cover can often be less expensive and more flexible than using metal or stud-based walls.

Ensuring clean conditions during a food facility retrofit is an absolute requirement.  With research and planning, this type of construction project can be greatly enhanced by using professionally installed Interior Protection.

Want to understand the containment solutions are that are available?  Visit our Solutions page here.

This post was originally published in August 2015, but was updated in September 2016 to reflect current information.

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