Steelhead is currently working with the IBWA and other major bottlers in developing test methods and equipment supporting studies of Ozone CT (contact time) values as it relates to product water treatment. This is to provide bottlers with documented results to present to auditors as new FSMA regulatory requirements are implemented.
Steelhead has also remained ahead of the competition in having our washers NSF certified, and particularly or sanitize section utilizing ozone, with testing being completed with e-Coli under NSF certified conditions and documenting well over 6-log reduction (99.9999%) in bacterial kill in our washers. This documentation is provided to our customers in support of their plant audits.
Steelhead is always striving to reduce both energy and water usage in its design of both water bottling and treatment equipment. We are always trying to improve our washer water usage utilizing recycling and recapture methods and reduced wash water flow principles without jeopardizing performance. We’re also actively involved in water treatment design solutions minimizing reject (wastewater), with the philosophy that every drop counts.
In addition to this Steelhead is leading the industry in its development of mobile water treatment and waste water recycle solutions being implemented in the oil and other industries.
In addition to water usage, we are always striving to improve utility efficiency as it relates to both energy and air usage. This includes use of energy efficient components and design practices as it relates to all our equipment and solutions. We’re always striving to improve our washer performance as it relates to energy usage in heating of wash solution by working with both detergent suppliers, regulatory, and construction techniques in lowering both temperature requirements and energy loss and usage.