Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group LLC
Gabe Miller, independent consultant, EAS Consulting Group, has over 40 years of experience with food and pharma process engineering, product scale-up, production efficiency assessment, facility and equipment sanitation assessments, food plant facility design and equipment footprints. He specializes in troubleshooting food safety and quality problems and has experience in evaluating electrical, mechanical and equipment systems. He is also a 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE) working with food processing equipment design and engineering companies to advance hygienic design. EAS Consulting Group is a leading consulting firm assisting FDA and USDA regulated industries. Part of the Certified Laboratories family of companies, EAS is staffed with former high-level FDA and industry executives and assisted by a network of over 150 independent consultants, offering detailed technical and operational excellence through proactive regulatory solutions.
Cross-flow membrane systems are used throughout the food, dairy, beverage, and pharmaceutical processing industries from the simple production of bottled water to yogurt to the whey protein concentrates used in tablets and food supplements. These membrane systems are very complex, and improper operation or cleaning can foul the membranes to the point that they must be replaced.
Cleaning and Sanitizing are an essential part of every process operation, and in conventional hygienic process systems the surfaces can be directly inspected or swabbed for proper cleaning performance. However, in membrane process systems, the surfaces cannot be directly inspected, and the operator must rely on the system parameters to verify that cleaning has been properly performed.
This seminar will cover the application of cross-flow membrane system technology in milk, juice, water, and other food processing operations. This subject will include terminology, sanitary design requirements, system configuration, cleaning & sanitizing, and troubleshooting