Water treatment for the food and beverage industry

Complex
production processes

Eating and drinking are basic human needs. The food and beverage industry produces high-quality foodstuffs, making it one of the most important industries in the world.

Manufacturers are being confronted with the conflicting demands of rising costs, strict legal requirements and the ever-increasing importance of sustainability.

These complex challenges can only be met by using future-proof production processes and the plant technology required for this. Treatment of water as a raw material is one of the central tasks.



Water as
an ingredient

In food and beverage production, water is used as an ingredient (product water), for cleaning (e.g. of production equipment or bottles) and as process water (e.g. boiler feed water or cooling water). Therefore, different requirements for water quality and plant technology have to be taken into account.

Our water treatment units take into account all the industry’s requirements – from selecting suitable materials, fittings and process connections to customised cleaning and sanitisation concepts.

We develop a unit precisely tailored to your application based on our standard series.

 

Made in Germany
In use worldwide since 1947

RO UNIT UO-D 1500 / EP 2200 / MEG 2500
Ultrapure water for a soft drinks producer in the United Kingdom

RO UNIT IN STAINLESS STEEL UO-D 1500 VA
Product water for a soft drinks producer in Belgium

FILTRATION WITH PLC IN THE CONTAINER
Iron/manganese removal for a malting plant in Germany

 

“We design our units precisely according to the respective requirements of our customers. This is the only way to ensure cost-effective and resource-efficient operations that are permanently hygienic.”

Carl Werner Tiefenbacher, Head of Technology and Development

Our Technology

2 Reverse osmosis

RO in hygienic design
CIP/SIP concept
MEG for removal of CO2/O2

We understand your needs

STRICT REQUIREMENTS

In the food sector, standards such as Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 or Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 must be complied with. Guidelines such as DIN 10528, DIN 11853 or EHEDG Doc. 28 are used in order to ensure that the water treatment unit is designed in such a way as to prevent or reliably remove microbial contamination. In addition, there are customer-specific requirements, e.g. regarding brands that can be used. We offer you units with certified quality (DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 13485) and which are designed with these requirements in mind and manufactured by our production team in Germany.

LIFE CYCLE COSTS AT A GLANCE

Resource-saving units can ensure the long-term viability of your production site. By saving on energy and water (Webinar tip: Energy efficiency of RO plants), we minimise the life cycle costs of your new reverse osmosis unit. We can even reduce the waste water volume by 50 – 75% in existing reverse osmosis units by retrofitting a second RO stage (Webinar tip: Decrease wastewater on existing systems).

WHY CHOOSE HERCO FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE?

We have many years of experience in both plastic (PVC, PP) and stainless steel unit construction. Through standardisation and the close relationship between planning and production, we are able to achieve short delivery times, even for complex projects. Our high-quality units are tested in our in-house test facility. We are also happy to offer you factory acceptance testing (FAT) and training directly at your ordered unit.

Put your trust in us
Quality is our number one priority

Any questions? Just get in touch with me.
andreas.pentke@hercowater.com
+49 (0) 7141 7095 283

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