SHAH ALAM- The world is rapidly changing, and so is the pattern of global food consumption. With the global population set to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the food industry’s role has never been more important. Other significant trends include increasing urbanization, ageing population, rising living standards, and more women at work have also becoming more important. These developments will have a big impact on food production, for example driving demand for functional and ready-to-eat foods.ABS had recently held a seminar introducing Alfa Laval’s food industry equipment in their office at Shah Alam. They were honored to have Mr Chow Tuck Sing (sales director of Alfa Laval) and Mr. Chokanan Chantree, an Alfa Laval Technical Specialist, to be the speaker of this seminar. There were around 50 people who attended this seminar, inculding contractors, end-users, directors, production managers and engineering managers from Food & Beverage industry and Personal Care industry.
Chokanan first discussed about ways to select a high efficiency pump and advantages of propeller on Alfa Laval Agitator, IsoMix High Viscosity Mixer and HPM Powder Mixer. The speaker then introduced the hygienic design for CIP systems. He then continued with the introduction and demo of the tank cleaning machine TJ40G. The attendees were thrilled and inquisitive.
Besides that, the Alfa Laval Technical Specialist also explained about the make use of a Mixproof Valves. He pointed out that it is to improve the existing flow plates to Matrix System. The participants were given the opportunity to inspect the internal of the pump range like LKH, Icp2000 and Optilobe pumps. In addition, Chokonan’s explanation on the pump features had in fact satisfied the participants’ curiosity.
Throughout this seminar, the attendees were very attentive and full of enthusiasm. They commented that this seminar was very informative and that they had gained knowledge to improve their plant operation and maintenance.