Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Independent Integrity Inspection Limited (INDEi)
2 followers -
Non destructive testing (NDT) and inspection provider including penetrant, ultrasonic, heat exchanger and pasteuriser testing
Non destructive testing (NDT) and inspection provider including penetrant, ultrasonic, heat exchanger and pasteuriser testing

2 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Food product recalls are a major threat to food companies. They result in disruption in operations while managing the recall, direct cost of recalling stock and the associated activities and the indirect costs caused by the knock-on effects, mainly brand and company reputation damage. This effect on consumers can result in significant long term financial losses for a company due to loss of sales.

The most common cause of food product recalls is biological contamination (microorganisms and toxins), which mainly affects food supplied fresh or raw.

Every food production business has a responsibility to ensure their food products are safe for consumption. In addition to this, food law places a legal requirement on food business operators to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.

Since 1996, the food and beverage industries have been operating under HACCP, which is a systematic, science based and preventative approach to food safety that addresses potential biological, chemical and physical contamination of food products. A food safety management system based on HACCP principles should identify, evaluate and control hazards which are significant to the safety of the food being produced by the business.

There are seven principles, or stages, that underpin a HACCP system which are:

Principle 1 - Conduct a hazard analysis
Principle 2 - Determine the Critical Control Points (CCPs)
Principle 3 - Establish critical limit(s)
Principle 4 - Establish a system to monitor control of the CCP
Principle 5 - Establish the corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates that a particular CCP is not under control
Principle 6 - Establish procedure for verification to confirm that the HACCP system is working effectively
Principle 7 - Establish documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to these principles and their application.

A Critical Control Point is a step at which control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or, reduce it to an acceptable level.

HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate these risks.

The presence of flaws in critical components may result in the integrity of such systems being compromised and increase the likelihood of failure.

One key action is the use of preventative maintenance inspection and regular testing utilising non destructive testing methods to identify and eliminate any potential problems before they become a risk to the consumer.

What can we do for you?

We know how valuable production time is for you, our unique innovative testing solutions coupled with our commitment means that producers can feel confident that their food supply is among the safest in the world.

Contact us today for more information.

www.indei.global
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
INDEi are a leading supplier of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Inspection. Our services are proven to provide a crucial edge in preventative maintenance programs; by the definitive testing of pasteurisers and heat exchangers used in a broad range of industries. #testing #heatexchangers #pasteuriser #indei #plateheatexchangers @haccp

Visit www.indei.global for more information.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Spray Dryer - Maintenance, examination and testing

The importance of regular examination and testing of a spray dryer chamber is paramount in today's industries, cracks and defects have the potential source of microbial contamination that may lead to food spoilage or transmission of diseases.

The examination of a spray dryer chamber is normally carried out by scaffolding the internal area which in turn could cause additional damage from pole supports and contamination from wooden / plastic splinters.

There is an alternative, INDEi have developed a state of the art inspection platform for use in spray dryers, vats, tanks and cyclones which is advantageous over the traditional method with less downtime, fewer costs, elimination of blind spots and of course no risk of damage from scaffolding poles.

There are several NDT processes that can be used for the internal inspection of spray dryers, namely liquid penetrant inspection and eddy current examination and derivatives.

All testing are carried out by highly qualified technicians who are certified to either PCN or SNT-TC-1A level II (PCN is an internationally recognised certification scheme that complies with BS EN ISO 9712 : 2012 - The European Standard for the Qualification and Certification of NDT personnel). The qualifications are supplemented by the wealth of experience of each and every technician with years of inspection and testing between them.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Weld repairs being carried out on a spray dryer using our bespoke access platform #inspection   #spraydryer   #foodsafety   #haccp   #penetrant  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) being carried out on a Ferrari 250 GT California shock absorber mount. Nice crack found
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Spray Dryer Inspection - Case study using FP-10 penetrant.

Working in partnership with Magnaflux, the development of FP-10 penetrant which is NSF registered enables INDEi to find surface breaking indications, and one that would not present a chemical risk and could be used in such a way as to minimise plant down time. #penetrant #spraydryer #inspection #indei #crack-testing

https://lnkd.in/ed35hvp for more information
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Carrying out inspection on the internal surfaces of a spray dryer using our unique access platform #inspection #spraydryer #testing #platform #gantry #noscaffolding

For more information, please visit:

http://www.indei.co.uk/process-plant-inspection-and-testing/spray-dryer-inspection-and-examination
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Nice crack found on the internal surface of a spray dryer using fluorescent penetrant method #penetrant   #inspection   #NDT  #spraydryer
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
270mm crack located on the side of a manway access using fluorescent penetrant method #penetrant   #NDT  #crack #tankinspection #testing
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded