DPC 13, Environmental Air Control and Quality for Dairy Food Plants
Item #: DPC-013
This guideline provides an overview of what is involved in treatment of air for ventilation of dairy plants and factors to consider in establishing the level of quality needed and movement of air within a plant. Users should obtain enough knowledge to assess their basic needs and facilitate communication with engineers.
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Table of Contents
THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM
Figure 1. Air Duct Design
COOLING AND HEATING COILS
Figure 2. Drain Design
Figure 3. Sanitizing Air Handling System
Figure 4. High Efficiency Filter
Figure 5. Filter Positions in Air Handling System
AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Figure 6. Box Diffuser & Horizontal Air Flow
Figure 7. Cone-Type Diffusers
APPENDIX I - Mechanisms of Filtration
APPENDIX II - Preventive Maintenance
APPENDIX III - Cleaning and Sanitizing
APPENDIX IV - Quality Assurance
APPENDIX V - General Maintenance
APPENDIX VI - Glossary of Terms
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