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#1 Whitney

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

Hi Guys

 

Does anyone know of any restriction on using mild steel for chocolate tanks?

 

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#2 beersafety

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:18 PM

I'm not sure if there is a grade of mild steel that would be acceptable for food processing equipment, but from what I understand the BRC requires that all process equipment be suitable for its use, all food contact surfaces must be food grade, sanitary welds only, can withstand chemicals used for cleaning, heat, volume, etc. you don't want pitting to occur either. You will have to prove that which ever steel you go with is all of these things. in Canada, we have a database on the CFIA website which lists all the acceptable materials that can be used in a food plant. I couldn't find "mild steel" on this list. when we purchase new equipment we have to complete a checklist and if any of the parameters fail, we can't buy it/must alter it to conform.  it won't let me paste it all here.. i'll attach the checklist questions for you..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#3 Whitney

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

Thank you for your help


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:23 PM

hallo,

 

I have not used any food contact tank tank made of mild steel.In our case we use tanks made of stainless steel.


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#5 Dhanvanthri

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:40 AM

Hii

Yes you can use mild steel for chocolate tank.


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