We designed this custom high-pressure stainless steel industrial fan with all the food-grade bells and whistles for a food plant. The design includes 304 stainless steel airstream parts, stainless steel guards, white epoxy on carbon steel parts, Nitrile gaskets, and a Ferrule drain. It’s also designed for fan bearing protection, with bearing RTDs, spring vibration isolators, and a vibration 4-20mA sensor mounted on the fan base.
In food processing applications there are many extra specifications designated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to make all or part of the system food grade. Many food processing applications require stainless steel industrial fans. For some, only the fan airstream parts are stainless, while others dictate that the entire fan be stainless steel, including the motors and safety guards. They also require a smooth, uniform finish and no threads to avoid catching food and water.
The fans must pass United States Dairy Association (USDA) and FDA inspections before startup and operation, so it’s very important to get the extra specifications right. If you have a food or dairy processing operation in need of stainless steel industrial fans, contact an application engineer to discuss it in more detail.