Food & Beverage

Sheridan Electric has a rich history of delivering on projects across this industry – poultry, baking, dairy and more – each sector with its own intricacies.

ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE FACILITIES

As the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada, with manufactured sales in 2019 worth $117B, Food and Beverage (F&B) is a thriving and integral part of the Canadian economy. Sheridan Electric has a rich history of delivering on projects across this industry – poultry, baking, dairy and more – each sector with its own intricacies. Areas we serve include:

  • Industrial Baking
  • Poultry
  • Flour and Feed Milling
  • Dairy  and Cultures
  • Brewing, Wines, Spirits
  • Pet Food
  • Snack and Confectionary
  • Bottling
  • Soup and Broth

As the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada, with manufactured sales in 2019 worth $117B, Food and Beverage (F&B) is a thriving and integral part of the Canadian economy. Sheridan Electric has a rich history of delivering on projects across this industry – poultry, baking, dairy and more – each sector with its own intricacies. Areas we serve include:

  • Industrial Baking
  • Flour and Feed Milling
  • Dairy  and Cultures
  • Brewing
  • Pet Food
  • Snack and Confectionary
  • Bottling
  • Soup and Broth

Installation Methods: 

When it comes to electrical work, each F&B sector has its own unique requirements. Flour milling and industrial baking or environments with flour dust require Nema 12 dust-tight installation methods, using specialized components such as “L channel” (instead of traditional channeled strut), food grade cable ties, and aluminum or stainless steel (SS) supports. Moreover, work in some locations (such as flour grinding areas or wheat receiving areas) can be hazardous – including Class 2 Div 1 work (where there is a potential for dust explosions). These cases require specific installation materials and methods, or consideration of intrinsically safe barriers.

The poultry can require IP69-rated “wash down rated” materials, and installation methods to ensure food safety such as stainless steel or Robroy – PVC coated conduit, hygienic standards on tray cable spacing and connectors, dealing with IMP penetrations for conduit or cable tray including proper sealing of all holes, and more. 

Production: 

In most scenarios, work must be done on weekends when production is shut down. Sheridan Electric is often working during off-hours to accommodate customers’ production schedules.

Response Times: 

In F&B, when production stops unexpectedly, entire batches or total production can be ruined if left standing too long. Therefore, when a call is made for troubleshooting support, Sheridan Electric’s rapid response times and expertise are of the essence.

Food Safety – HACCP Trained Personnel: 

Food safety is critically important. Moreover, each sector has specific considerations and guidelines. All Sheridan Electric personnel receive HACCP food safety standard training, ensuring a safe working environment, complete compliance, and peace of mind for our customers.

Food and Beverage Solutions

  • Green Field or Brown Field Plant Installations
  • In-House Electrical Engineering and Design
  • Facility and Line Relocations
  • Control Wiring
  • Shift Support and Maintenance Coverage
  • Industrial Automation and Process Control Integration
  • Plant SCADA and MES Programming
  • New Equipment Automation and Integration work
  • Obsolete Control System Upgrades
  • Preventive Maintenance 
  • Emergency Troubleshooting
  • CSA Inspections (bringing equipment into compliance)
  • CSA/UL Hygienic Food Grade Control Panels
  • Machine Safety Compliance Upgrades
  • New Equipment Automation and Integration work
  • Green Field or Brown Field Plant Installations
  • In-House Electrical Engineering and Design
  • Facility and Line Relocations
  • Control Wiring
  • Shift Support and Maintenance Coverage
  • Industrial Automation and Process Control Integration
  • Plant SCADA and MES Programming
  • New Equipment Automation and Integration work
  • Obsolete Control System Upgrades
  • Preventive Maintenance 
  • Emergency Troubleshooting
  • CSA Inspections (bringing equipment into compliance)
  • CSA/UL Hygienic Food Grade Control Panels
  • Machine Safety Compliance Upgrades
  • New Equipment Automation and Integration work