Relco and Bioscan are partnering together to promote non-dye inspections and repairs for the food and beverage industry. The focus for non-dye inspections is largely on spray dryers, but the services offered will also cover: cyclones, bag filters, fluid beds, silos, process tanks, cheese vats, finishing tables and ducting.
Food and beverage manufacturers will now be able to safely and accurately receive inspection and repair services without the necessity to introduce dyes or chemicals into their production zones. Combining the technology with the gantry access system for spray dryers will safely eliminates the requirement for scaffolding. Ultimately, processors will now be able to significantly reduce the amount of shutdown time required for inspection and repair services and increase overall productivity.
There are also traditional methods for equipment inspection and repairs, such as fluorescent dye combined with scaffolding for access and robotics technologies available. Robotic technologies offer a quick inspection, but since it’s only a visual inspection, hairline cracks can be missed and intricate areas are unable to be inspected. In addition, an inconvenient second shutdown is necessary with robotic installations.