Richard F. Stier

Water testing

Plumbing diagrams

Plumbing diagrams should also show any dead legs, or areas where water can accumulate. Dead legs can be problematic, because constant flow is what helps keep lines clean and free of debris or contamination.

Adequate capacity

Backflow prevention

Because water is often a food ingredient, it needs to be scrutinized and protected with the same care as any other raw material used in the process. Failure to do so can result in contamination, which can have an enormously negative impact on product quality and safety.