Quality food-grade lubricants are essential in a brewery for equipment maintenance, supplies safety, optimal production speed—and for peace of mind.

Food contamination from various sources is the leading rationalization of recalls in the United States. Using food-grade lubricants correctly is one way to help mitigate the risk of supplies contamination.

Food-grade lubricants differ from conventional lubricants in that they are made with wiring stocks and additives that are unscratched to use in supplies and instillation production. The brewing industry has many applications where a food-grade lubricant is recommended. For example, conveyors used for preservation and bottling typically have rollers that require grease fittings, and they can moreover have gear drives that require gear lubricants. Also, working surfaces commonly get a cleaning then a coating with food-grade mineral oil, to help prevent rust. NSF 3H white mineral oils, unscratched for uncontrived contact with supplies within specified limits, are recommended for this application. Blowers, often used to move grain to silos, are flipside using where use of a food-grade lubricant should be considered.

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There are variegated classifications of food-grade lubricants based on the type of supplies contact expected. By using quality, NSF-registered lubricants, breweries are meeting or exceeding standards for supplies safety. Applications where uncontrived contact with supplies or beverages is expected, such as oil coatings or release agents, should use NSF 3H lubricants. In applications where under normal operation there is no contact, but there is a potential for contact with supplies or beverages, NSF H1 lubricants should be used. NSF H1 lubricants are designed to lubricate machines where contact with supplies may occur.

Gearboxes tying to uniting drives and air compressors used during the malting process are examples of possible lubricant exposure. A gearbox may develop a leak and create the risk of contact, and compressors may siphon oil in compressed air.

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Quality food-grade lubricants, such as Clarion Supplies Grade Lubricants, are essential in a brewing facility for equipment maintenance, supplies safety, and to alimony production moving at an optimal pace. The use of NSF 3H and H1 lubricants are salubrious to both brewery and consumer. Using quality food-grade lubricants within breweries provides peace of mind.

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