Through automation and other technological advances, liquid material systems are able to handle incredible volumes of goods with exacting measurements. When properly installed and integrated with the rest of your operation, liquid material systems can be an incredible boon to productivity.
But they also require more attention to detail. Liquid material systems are more intricate than dry material handling for many reasons. Flow control, valves, storage tanks, measuring systems, and more need to be properly set, maintained, and serviced to ensure the liquids are properly measured, mixed, or packaged.
Bulk dry materials are easier to handle for many apparent reasons. While they must be protected during the transport, storage, and loading/unloading situations, the containers or conveyances don’t necessarily need to be water or air-tight in many circumstances. Although dry food, pharmaceuticals, and other chemical materials have their own rules and regulations for handling.
Liquid Material Systems: Safety First
Depending on the liquid, special precautions may need to be taken as well. For flammable or otherwise hazardous materials, the liquid material systems need to be specifically designed to handle those products. Additionally, the conveyance systems (pipes, storage tanks, etc.) must be capable of working with those liquids.
Although dry materials come with their own safety issues–too much dust in the air can be an incredibly dangerous situation–handling some liquids can be quite hazardous. So safety must be considered as well. Eye wash stations and other precautionary/reactive steps must be established.
In the food industry, cleanliness is a major concern to keep consumers safe. When working in the food processing industry, liquid material handling systems must be easy to clean. Not only with the materials used in the system but also access to the different areas of the machinery.
Work With Production Experts
Storee Construction works with many different industries, designing new liquid material systems or upgrading existing equipment. If you want to increase production or get ready for expected growth, our design-build teams will perform a complete audit of your facility and create an improved workflow.
Building a new facility? We can take care of the architecture, engineering, floor plan arrangement, and everything else to give you the production floor you need to meet goals and become more profitable. With more than five decades of experience in the industrial, manufacturing, construction, and processing industries, we have the experience, resources, and staff to deliver what you need when you need it.
We also work with existing facilities to improve your processes and production. This could involve moving equipment, redesigning workflows, upgrading systems, and fabricating materials to make the most out of your existing equipment. If you’re moving to a new facility, we can help with the relocation, too.