Food Processors Gain Steam with the Internet of Things

One of our closest partners, Holger Deimann of CERTUSS America, sat down with folks from the Process Expo (the nation’s largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage industry) to discuss the role steam plays in industrial food processing and how the Internet of Things is helping improve hot water management with remote monitoring of equipment and condition-based maintenance.

Here’s a brief excerpt to whet your whistle…

In food processing, steam is used primarily for three purposes. It provides indirect heat. It sterilizes equipment. And it’s used for food applications, such as in an oven to make bread crusty.

As you can see, steam is pretty important. And when your boiler breaks down, halting production, it can cost you big time. Traditional steam systems are typical culprits for high maintenance costs, low efficiency, and poor steam quality. All of these things can eat into your bottom line.

To learn what a better solution might look like, we spoke with Holger Deimann, an industrial engineer and current president of CERTUSS America, a company that manufactures steam generators for many industrial uses, including food and beverage.

Deimann described two major recent advances in industrial steam generation: remote monitoring of equipment and condition-based maintenance. Both of these advances are made possible by the Internet of Things. These factors help solve the problems identified above, allowing manufacturers to better focus on what they do best: creating fabulous food.

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