Environmental impact legislation is continually evolving, to accommodate the needs of our natural environments and how we plan to protect it now and in the future. Currently, the way that some types of tests are performed to detect contamination could be damaging to the environment, causing sustainability issues for the industry as a whole and for the organisation in question. By examining existing procedures and updating them with the help of our equipment and expertise, existing processes and testing procedures can become more environmentally friendly and help to reduce the impact that routine practices have on the planet.
Sustainability is a large and topical subject matter, which is currently at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In order to work towards protecting our natural world, environmental impact legislation has been in place for many years and works to limit the amount of damage caused to the natural environment and human health. Through ensuring that your business or institution stays up to date with this legislation, whilst striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible, you and your teams can feel confident that you are doing all you can to comply with legislative rules to the highest level of efficacy in an effort to maintain a healthy environment. One way to do this is by avoiding tests and other procedures which can cause varying levels of environmental damage – and this is where our advanced equipment, experience and knowledge can help.
We understand the importance of keeping up to date about environmental impact legislation compliance and the effect that this can have on our customers in some of the world’s largest food, beverage, pharma and petrochemical companies. With this in mind, at EIT International we always ensure that we consider environmental impact with everything we do and strive to come up with solutions to issues that cause damage to the environment.
To help our customers to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to being compliant and environmentally friendly, we constantly assess relevant legislation and look at what might be implemented in the future so that we can supply a suitable solution that will assist clients in consistently meeting their environmental and corporate responsibility goals. Utilising innovative detection systems and preventative control products from EIT International such as Bactiscan and Magnerscan, can provide a higher level of efficacy when ensuring that the working environments in question, are fully compliant.
Bactiscan is a piece of detection equipment which enables those in the regulated industries such as food, beverage, or laboratory, to locate and isolate contaminants, including biofilms, mould and bacteria. It may be that you currently use fluorescent markers or gels for this job, but these are neither truly accurate nor environmentally friendly. The issue with this current method of testing is that the dyes are typically disposed of into the plant effluent system and then into a watercourse, which causes pollution in the natural environment, or in rare cases, find its way into your end product, which might cause costly product recalls.
When you use Bactiscan, as it is a non-invasive scanning system that uses no chemicals, you can be confident that it’s not producing anything that could cause environmental damage – ensuring that your processes are industry regulations compliant. Through using a unique wave alternating UV system, Bactiscan can quickly locate and identify contaminants, which may not show up under white or standard UV light, to enable targeted ATP swab testing. Bactiscan can be used to scan an entire area that you’re testing, so a task that may have taken you hours before can be completed quickly and efficiently, enabling you to take swabs in real-time. This advanced system can be used for years without any consumables which makes it just as cost effective as it is environmentally friendly.
Another way to stay ahead of environmental legislation is by changing the way you test for surface integrity and cracks in your production infrastructure. Ensuring that there is no damage to any of your manufacturing equipment is imperative, as cracks and/or holes can lead to contamination which could spoil the food you are producing or lead to the transmission of disease depending on which industry you work in. Plus, they are a good indicator that the equipment may not be operating safely. At present, you may be using eddy current testing (ECT) or dye penetrant inspection (DPI) to test the integrity of your equipment, but these processes aren’t as environmentally friendly as other options and can be very time consuming.
The most environmentally friendly and time effective way to test your production infrastructure is by using the Magnerscan detection scanner. This non-invasive tool uses innovative technology to test for cracks and other integrity issues as small as a few microns in size, quickly and accurately – offering the safest and fastest method on the market. Able to detect anything from pinholes to larger cracks, Magnerscan doesn’t use any chemicals or consumables which makes it an ideal environmentally friendly option, and it has been specifically designed to help our customers to avoid issues that come with dye testing. For example, dye testing to search for damage can take 4-6 hours and has a negative impact on the environment, whereas Magnerscan testing simply requires you to scan the surface and has been proven to be 200 times faster than eddy current testing too.
If you want to stay ahead of environmental impact legislation with EIT International, contact us today for more information about our products and discover how they can assist your production and facilities maintenance programmes keep your processing, production and work environments stay safe and productive.