Brewing companies face an ongoing challenge to reduce the amount of water consumed in their processes and must constantly seek new ways of achieving, and surpassing, their environmental impact targets. However, many brewers may be unaware that they could achieve a step-change in their Water Use Ratio (WUR) simply by rethinking their pump sealing plans.
As recently reported by the UK Environment Agency, it is anticipated that at the current rate of population growth, water use and leakage, demand for water will outstrip supply by 2050.
Reports convey much around our own individual consumption and how we can make small changes to help conserve water. However there is a lot of waste within manufacturing facilities and this is where we can help.
What can you do to help save vast amounts of water? Take a look at the mechanical seals and gland packing on the rotating equipment in your factories and plants.
We have recently released a very high quality 19-minute free training video on sealing technologies & water saving.
Since we are publishing this training, I wanted to provide a little background on some of the numbers around the flush water consumption of packing and single mechanical seals.
Topics: Fluid Management Systems