Sky-high ser­vice from new ground base

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD -

As part of LSG Sky Chefs new pur­pose built fa­cil­ity, the lat­est food prepa­ra­tion tech­nol­ogy was utilised. This in­cluded Gate Keeper Clean­ing Sta­tions that were in­stalled to pro­vide au­to­mated footwear clean­ing through­out the site.

Ac­cel Ac­cel­er­ated Hy­dro­gen Per­ox­ide, sup­plied by Di­versey Care, was used as the clean­ing agent in the Gate Keeper Sta­tions. This re­quired suit­able pipework to connect the sta­tions to the cen­tralised sup­ply point.

Be­ing a food pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity, the pipework ma­te­rial needed to be stain­less steel. KemPress Stain­less Steel 316L was cho­sen for this project, us­ing 22mm & 28mm pipe and the stan­dard KemPress Stain­less Steel fit­tings.

An­other con­sid­er­a­tion was with the fa­cil­ity be­ing made of in­su­lated sand­wich pan­els, min­imis­ing fire risk was a vi­tal re­quire­ment for the con­trac­tor. The flame­free KemPress press fit con­nec­tion sys­tem negated that risk. The con­cern for fire risk was not just dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase, but also when fu­ture al­ter­ations or ad­di­tions to the sys­tem would be re­quired once the fa­cil­ity was op­er­a­tional.

The speed of the press fit con­nec­tion sys­tem en­sured that B&B Plumb­ing, who in­stalled the sys­tem, did so within the tight time con­straints of the project sched­ule.

They have sub­se­quently been back to the site to un­der­take fur­ther ad­di­tions to the sys­tem. The KemPress sys­tem only re­quired one of their trades­peo­ple to un­der­take the work, min­imis­ing in­ter­rup­tion to LSG Sky Chefs op­er­a­tion.

A spe­cific war­ranty was pro­vided for the KemPress Stain­less Steel sys­tem, based on the chem­i­cal com­po­si­tion of the Ac­cel prod­uct used in the Gate Keeper Sta­tions.

Mike Cistrone, B&B Plumb­ing’s Op­er­a­tions Manager, com­mented that the train­ing pro­vided to his team prior to the project go­ing head meant that the sys­tem was in­stalled as eas­ily as Kembla said.

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