SMACNA Issues First Industry Standard on Food Grade Ductwork

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association has published the first edition of its Food Grade Ductwork and Sheet Metal Guidelines. The newest standard is one of many resources provided by SMACNA to equip contractors, code officials, designers and engineers with recommendations on adapting to industry best practices.

This first edition standard is a 112-page guide intended to provide basic food grade ductwork and sheet metal fabrication/installation guidelines to the industry. The guidelines in this standard cover:

  • Fabrication and installation of HVAC ductwork in food and beverage production areas
  • Details of the exhaust used in food and beverage processing
  • Product conveying sanitary tubing/pneumatic conveying (spouting and blow line) utilized in food and beverage processing

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