What Are The State Regulations For Heat Exchangers In Tennessee?

When it comes to Tennessee heat exchangers, understanding the regulations for your heat exchangers and what you’ll be doing with those heat exchangers is very important. Given that regulations can vary from state to state, you need to know the exact protocol that your Tennessee heat exchangers will be following. Knowing can make the difference between your business running up to code and your business being shut down while you frantically try to get everything in order. Here are some of the regulations you’ll need to know about when using heat exchangers in Tennessee.

  • Plate type heat exchangers. Plate type heat exchangers need to meet the 3-A Sanitary Standards for Construction and Installation. All gaskets should be tight and in good operating order. Plates will be opened for inspection by the operator periodically to determine if equipment is clean and in good condition. A cleaning regimen needs to be posted, insuring proper cleaning procedures between inspection periods.  Internal return tubular heat exchangers also must meet the 3-A Sanitary Standards for Construction and Installation.
  • Pasteurization. There is a lot to look into when it comes to heat exchangers and pasteurization regulation. When pasteurization or sterilization is required, or if a product is designated “pasteurized” or “sterilized” every particle of the product will be subjected to temperatures and holding periods that assure proper pasteurization or sterilization of the product. The equipment and utensils used for the processing of milk and manufacture of dairy products, which includes heat exchangers, will be constructed to be readily demountable where necessary for cleaning and sanitizing. The product contact surfaces of all utensils and equipment, including pasteurizers, will be constructed of stainless steel, or other equally corrosion resistant material. Nonmetallic parts other than glass having product contact surfaces shall meet 3-A Sanitary Standards for Plastic or Rubber and Rubber-like Materials.
  • Temperature reading. Long stem indicating thermometers which are accurate to +/- 0.5° F., will be provided for checking the temperature of pasteurization and cooling of products in vats and checking the accuracy of recording thermometers. Storage tanks where temperature readings are required will have thermometers accurate to +/- 2.0° F. Air space indicating thermometers will be accurate to +/- 1.0° F., and installed above the surface of the products pasteurized in vats, to make certain that the temperature of the foam and/or air above the products pasteurized also receives the required minimum temperature treatment.