Benefits: The beauty of a containerised process plant is that you receive a specifically designed, fit for purpose process plant that is housed in a fully hygienic, fitted out container that is built to meet the highest international food grade standards.
The hygienic interior of the container plant is what makes it useful for a variety of applications. This aspect means that you can process much more than just dairy products within the facility. The container plant can be used to processes liquid food products, health care products such as skin cream all the way to pharmaceutical products.
You will require very little site work and building for the container plant compared to conventional hygienic buildings, further more the containers can be moved to another site if required.
We design the process to your requirement, build the plant into the shipping container(s) in our workshops, test run and then ship this to you. All you need to supply is the pad for the container to sit on and provide entrance ways and covers for the necessary services. We then send over our engineers to commission the plant and help train your staff if needed. You are then ready to process your product in a very short time frame with very little extra costs.
The container plants are ideally suited to small scale and start up plants where future productions levels are unknown. Purchasing a container plant will help keep your costs down but allows you to start off production and therefore entry into your target market while allowing for future flexibility.
When you compare the alternative of building a permanent plant, the container plant concept will of course save you a significant amount of time and money.
Technical Design: The majority of your process plant is designed and fabricated within either a 20 or 40 foot shipping container or a combination of these. Depending on your application, the only external elements of your plant will be the piping for water connection, boiler, chiller and raw product tank, that may already be housed outside of the container
Specifications: Our design will take into account the type of product you wish to process, the daily volume you wish to process through your plant, the necessary equipment you will need (pasteuriser, homogeniser, pill press, etc) and the given flow rate for your products.
During the Build: While the team are fabricating your container plant you are able to check the progression of the plant via the internet. We can install a monitor within the container that takes periodical photos for you to look at, while also providing you access to log into the camera and see what is happening in real time. This aspect of the build helps you to stay informed with what is going on and when you can expect the plant to be finished.
Site Installation: Once the process plant fabrication has been completed our team will commission the plant within our workshop. We will make sure everything is running the way that it should before we send it to site. Once both fabrication and commissioning is complete we will have the container transported to your location.
When the container arrives our highly skilled engineers will come to your site and carry out all the work necessary to get you up and running.
Training: This is a very important aspect that needs a lot of consideration. Although many people that contact Thermaflo have experience working in a process plant before they purchase a container plant, there is still a lot to learn in the daily operations of the plant. Our team are able to teach all personnel involved in plant operations the correct way to operate the equipment. We will show you how to avoid waste, comply with industry standard and make your final product.
Compliance: Internationally there is very high compliance for the production of food, health care and pharmaceutical products. We will work closely with you to make sure that the products you are producing are safe for human consumption and that you are operating to the highest food safety standard. This will allow you to produce a safe, quality product, without worrying about product fault.
After Sales support: This includes both preventative maintenance service support on a scheduled programme as well as on the phone support for the operators and local tradesmen.
For more information about how Thermaflo can assist you with developing a new processing plant within a hygienic shipping container go to our contact us page to leave a message or give us a call.