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What is the beverage industry
The beverage industry (also known as the drink industry) manufactures drinks and ready to drink products. Examples are bottled water, soft drinks, energy drinks, milk products, coffee and tea-based products, nutritional drinks, and alcohol products.
- What is the beverage industry?
- Beverage processing industry
- Water treatment in the beverage industry
- Beverage industry news
- Fluid control in beverage industry
- Level measurement in the beverage industry
- Flow measurement in the beverage industry
- Temperature control in the beverage industry
The beverage industry is traditionally a market with specific high demands with regards to hygiene and its related technologies.
Exquisite hygiene is needed to maintain the high-quality standards and shelf life of the end product, whether it is mineral/drinking water, lemonade, fruit juice, beer, wine or (sparkling) wine.
Beverage production varies largely depending on the product being made.
The beverage industry consists of two major categories:
- Alcoholic beverage industry: The alcoholic beverage industry includes distilled spirits, (sparkling) wine, cider, and brewing.
- Non-alcoholic beverage industry: The non-alcoholic beverage industry is comprised of soft drink (or soft beverage industry) or syrup manufacture; soft drink and water bottling and canning), fruit juices bottling, canning and boxing, the coffee industry and the tea industry.
Beverage processing industry
The beverage processing industry faces many challenges. The costs of raw materials, ingredients and production are all rising, but the ever-more demanding consumers still want tasty, low-priced drinks.
Beverage industries must also comply with increasingly stringent restrictions placed on their products and minimize the environmental impacts of production set-ups.
Water treatment in the beverage industry
Freshwater consumption and wastewater treatment are important cost factors for beverage manufacturers.
Water consumption is one of the most significant cost factors in the sector, since water is the main ingredient of their products such as mineral water,
lemonades, fruit juices, beer and cider.
In addition, bottle washing, or cleaning of machines and equipment also requires very large amounts of clean water. This makes fresh water consumption is an essential cost factor in the production of beverages.
Food and beverage water treatment requires systems and technologies that meet the strictest disinfection and purification specifications.
Beverage industry news
The beverage industry is driven by the response to both customer and consumer trends and needs.
It is challenging to find a source that covers all aspects of beverage manufacturing and food manufacturing.
From product supervisors to plant and project engineers, they all need to keep up to date with the latest beverage industry solutions.
Relevant beverage industry news may offer everything about drink innovation and trends around the world.
Having access to news on breakthrough technologies in beverage processing, beverage processing innovations, general beverage industry news and events is crucial for any beverage manufacturing professional.
Fluid control in the beverage industry
How to maintain optimum level and flow control for beverage manufacturing processes.
Different viscosities and the requirement for hygienic process environments make beverage producing very challenging.
Level measurement in the beverage industry
Selecting the most suitable level sensor requires a number of variables to be considered especially as increasingly strict regulations require more reliable and precise level measurement, plus safety redundancy.
Improvements to the accuracy of process control enable product quality to be increased while also reducing costs and waste.
Read more innovations and news about in fluid level measurement and level control.
Flow measurement in the beverage industry
The beverage industry, in general, is characterized by high water consumption and considerable wastewater discharge volumes.
For this reason, this industry faces significant costs for water supply and trade effluent disposal. In addition to that, there are pumping, water and effluent treatment costs to be considered.
Also, increased global competition, rising raw material prices, and energy supply rates have started to highlight the importance of more efficient production processes.
For these reasons, almost every type of business in the beverage industry has to monitor its liquid flow processes in greater detail.
Read more innovations and news about fluid flow measurement and flow control here.
Temperature control in the beverage industry
Temperature control is an extremely important variable in the food and beverage industry. If poorly controlled, the best-case result would be lost efficiency, with the worst case a completely unusable batch of product.
Check here for innovations and news about temperature measurement and temperature control.
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