December 2020

December 15, 2020
1:00 PM MST - 2:00 PM MST
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Main Presentation:

Many types of facilities, including buildings in the food & beverage and pharmaceuticals industries, have exceptional sanitary requirements. The right choice of drainage and attention to proper engineering practices can help to mitigate different types of contamination and corrosion that can affect drainage systems in production facilities.

Flooring poses a significant hygienic challenge to food and beverage processing facilities because it is where waste, humidity, and physical stress are most prevalent.  Drainage system components and piping are installed in or below flooring, and it is often assumed that regular cleaning rids the systems of the types of biological contaminants that threaten food safety.  Yet despite the well-intentioned efforts and maintenance protocols of food and beverage companies, contamination outbreaks continue and recalls occur all too frequently.

This session will look at ways that hygienically designed drainage systems and an informed selection of drainage products (properly specified, installed, and maintained) can help mitigate the risk of contamination and corrosion. It will also address ways that well designed and constructed drainage can be cleaned with minimal water use and production downtime.

Scott Steindler, FASPE, CPD, GPD, LEED-AP BD+C, ARCSA-AP (IS), GGP, Regional Manager, BLÜCHER, has served as the Vice-President of Membership, Vice-President Technical, and most recently the Region IV Director for the Society Board of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.  He has also served on the local board of directors for the Phoenix, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and New Orleans Chapters of ASPE in various roles. His background includes working in the plumbing industry as a wholesaler, contractor, designer, and manufacturers’ representative. Scott’s 20 years of experience gives him a unique and comprehensive understanding of the Industry as a whole.