Electropolishing Process Surfaces Leads to Food Safety
Published by : Industrial Automation
Electropolishing is a process based on a metal finishing principle primarily engage to produce corrosion-resistant surfaces in order to keep food safe.
Electropolishing process is based to strengthen food safety in the food and beverage (F&B) sector. A global-level organization such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies are all aimed to tighten food safety standards to minimize the risk of outbreaks of foodborne illness in the global market.
Avoid Corrosion through Electropolishing Process
Electropolishing is also stated as "reverse plating" in the F&D industrial sector, as it opens scope for the formation for corrosion-resistant surface by removing surface material. It is primarily used to polish any stainless-steel objects, irrespective of form or scope. In addition, the process is formed with a combination of electroplating and passivation to create a protective surface layer primarily on the stainless-steel objects.
Electropolishing process intends to remove a surface layer from the stainless-steel object being polished by using a pair of electrodes and a chemical bath. The removal of the unwanted surface can further remove surface inadequacies, burrs, and roughness, and product buildup to make surface smoothest possible. The precision work to get the finish level can also be achieved by using progressively finer abrasives or extensive buffing.
The surface is created through the electropolishing process is smoother and makes the object easier to clean. This further prevents the roughness level and diminishes the cleaning pressure on the cleaning surfaces to ease the cleaning process through reach the bacteria growing on the steel surface. At last, the final finely refined surface can also reduce the adhesion of sticky substances, making it easy to remove food residue from electropolished steel.
Electropolished Stainless Steel Can Improve Food Safety
The growth in strictness to maintain mandatory safety standards in the facilities to ensure proper food safety, followed by choosing the right finishing technique. Moreover, the companies also using plating techniques like passivation in some sort of scenarios, but it all depends on the alloy material of steel that is going under the finishing process. It is estimated through the various operational activities of F&B facilities that the electropolishing is the major finishing process that offers high-quality finishing to the food processing plants, as the process intends to remove harbor bacteria and make steel surfaces easier to clean.
It is expected that the electropolishing process primarily offers an extremely smooth finish that mechanical polishing methods can difficult to meet. In addition, the stringent government norms along with the rapid growth in demand to minimize the risk of bacterial growth primarily raise the adoption of the electropolishing process in the food processing factories or by the food and beverage companies in the global market in the coming years.