Britannia rules the public sewerage system

Hydramet Pty Ltd
Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

Formed in 1966, Britannia Food Ingredients produces a range of specialty fats for the chocolate, confectionery, biscuit and snack food industries. Like all manufacturing companies, Britannia Food Ingredients’ trade effluent that enters the public sewerage system must comply with strict regulation.

The company’s trade effluent is handled by Yorkshire Water, which issues trade effluent consents relating to the rate and maximum volume of the discharge, the temperature of the discharge and where the discharge may be made. The conditions of a trade effluent consent are set for a number of reasons, including preventing the corrosion of sewer fabric, overloading of sewers and possible flooding of properties, blockage of sewers and hazardous situations involving employees conducting maintenance within the sewerage system.

In order to comply with its trade effluent consent and ensure protection of human health, Britannia Food Ingredients selected Analytical Technology’s Q45P AutoClean pH monitors and D15-76 monitor with an Air Blast AutoClean system to indicate water quality and the presence of suspended solids in its wastewater stream.

The D15-76 monitor has enabled Britannia Food Ingredients to realise turbidity measurements down to 0.001 nephlometric turbidity units (NTU) and as high as 4000 NTU, eliminating the need for separate high and low ranges.

Britannia Foods Ingredients has found the pH and turbidity monitors to have overcome challenges associated with sensor fouling and are reliable, accurate and low maintenance.

“Both monitors have enabled us to comply with the stringent trade-effluent consent criteria outlined by Yorkshire Water, providing reliability and giving us peace of mind that our effluent will not negatively impact upon the environment or the sewerage system,” said Richard Stockdale, Operations Manager at Britannia Food Ingredients.

“In addition to this, we have found the Analytical Technology instruments and controllers to be extremely easy to program and set up, with the whole implementation process taking less than two days.”

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