Paul Mueller Company Academy

The Two Goals of 3-A Sanitary Standards in Food Processing

3-A Sanitary Standards are the industry standards governing how food and beverage processing equipment is built and handled. They were originally developed by three different interest groups representing regulators, equipment manufacturers, and processors. These industry standards are developed and maintained by 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. which is an independent organization dedicated to improving the design of food and beverage equipment for sanitary purposes. The 3-A Sanitary Standards were created to accomplish two goals which are protecting food and beverage from contamination and ensuring all equipment parts and surfaces are cleanable.

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A 30 BBL Brewery: Am I Ready?

You have dreams of taking your amazing beer recipes out of the kitchen and into a commercial brewery operation, for everyone in your proverbial backyard to share. Or maybe you took that leap a while back and have been brewing a few BBLs a year. Now you feel ready to upscale to a regional model and find even more appreciative craft beer customers through distribution. 

With 50-years of engineering and manufacturing craft brewing equipment under our belts, we have collaborated with brewers who are ready to go big and those who need a few more years of due diligence. Our resident brewery and process technology expert highlights the key milestones to reach before it's go-time on a 30BBL system or above.

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How to Choose the Best Agitator for Your Milk Silo

Agitators contain different parts such as bearings, seals and couplings but there are three in particular you should consider when purchasing one. The shaft, blade and motor are three essential parts that require different considerations for every purchase. Different product types and production needs will dictate what combination of these three parts you choose.

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About Paul Mueller Company Academy

Teaching and sharing ideas has long been part of the rich heritage at Paul Mueller Company. We have almost a century of quality craftsmanship guiding the way we apply new learnings. Paul Mueller Company Academy is a collection point for those learnings, so we can collaborate and grow more successful together. You will find articles, blogs, guides, infographics and more dedicated to furthering knowledge for all, in the world of stainless steel processing equipment solutions. We hope you enjoy!