Sanitation

Csan™ Sanitation Chemicals at Bell Chem

The Daytona Beach chemical supplier, Bell Chem, offers CsanTM sanitation chemicals to provide our customers with the ultimate in sanitation products. Read below for a list of Csan sanitation chemicals your company may require depending on your need.

  • General purpose cleaners – Used to remove dirt, dust, stains, and odors, general purpose cleaners may take on a liquid, granulated, powder, or spray form. While some general purpose cleaners kill bacteria, others may not.
  • Chlorinated detergents – These chemicals kill bacteria, molds, and yeasts as they disinfect and bleach. Used primarily in food preparation areas or other locations where the threat of vegetative bacteria are present, chlorinated detergents disinfect as they sterilize. From bleaching wood pulp to killing weeds, chlorinated detergents have a variety of uses.
  • Foaming cleaners – Normal spray cleaners are not able to cling to surfaces as readily as foaming cleaners. Foaming cleaners are effective in the removal of fat, protein-based stains, food soil, and other residues on surfaces in the food processing industry. Foaming cleaners adhere more thoroughly to vertical or inverted surfaces to better clean these difficult-to-reach areas.
  • Alkaline cleaners – With strong bases as their cleaning agent, alkaline cleaners dissolve fat, grease, oil, and protein-based substances. Alkaline cleaners are often paired with dispersants to prevent the redeposition of chelants and dissolved soil.
  • Acid Degreasers – Oils and other soils are no match for the chemical reactions of acid degreasers. Used on non-organic deposits, acid degreasers prevent scaling, remove calcium deposits, and dissolve grease and proteins.
  • Sanitizer –  Cleaners differ from sanitizers in that sanitizers are able to clean while they disinfect. Used in areas where bacteria and viruses are an issue – hospitals, dental offices and surgery centers, food prep areas, and bathrooms – sanitizers destroy most microorganisms with their antimicrobial properties by destroying the cell walls of microbes and interfering with their metabolism.

Csan sanitation chemicals can be used in all industries demanding sanitary conditions. Demand the best; contact the Daytona Beach chemical supplier, Bell Chem, today at 407-339-BELL (407-339-2355) to learn more about our Csan line of sanitation chemicals.

Bell Chem & Partner Safe Chem Solutions

For more than 20 years, Bell Chem, your sanitation chemical supplier, has worked side by side with Safe Chem to deliver high-quality chemicals across many industries. Along with Bell Chem’s product line, Safe Chem offers products and services to industries, such as the citrus industry, the dairy production industry, food and beverage manufacturers, and produce industries. Safe Chem provides a variety of services with Bell Chem. Along with training and technical service, Safe Chem specializes in food industry sanitation, wet and dry conveyor and chain lubrication, facility assessment, and fruit and vegetable washing. Packaging and processing equipment are cleaned and sanitized by Safe Chem, the chemical company specializing in chlorine dioxide. Together with Bell Chem, their line of CsanTM sanitation chemicals provides general purpose and foaming and alkaline cleaners, acid and chlorinated detergents, lubricants for conveyors and chains, and an abundance of sanitizers.

Safe Chem offers both services and technical support to industry leaders. With training seminars in Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, and sanitation techniques, Safe Chem focuses on reducing costs and increasing profitability for businesses with their quality control plans that evaluate performance by developing measurement techniques and creating common goals.

Sanitation chemical supplier, Bell Chem, and Safe Chem have a proven partnership that has worked since 1994. With Safe Chem’s line of products and services and Bell Chem’s industrial and technical-grade chemicals and nutritional and cosmetic supplements, these two companies are the perfect combination. Call Bell Chem today at 407-339-2355 (BELL) for more product information.

Urea, Granular USP

While urea is a naturally occurring organic compound, synthetic urea is the most widely used nitrogen fertilizer in the world, particularly because of its minimal expense and positive results. Urea in a granular formation gives it the advantage of easy handling as well as even blending and spreading. Below are facts about granular urea USP brought to you by the sanitation chemical supplier in Florida, Bell Chem.

  • Knowing that urea is a derivative of ammonia, it is important to recognize that ammonia’s ionized state, ammonium (NH4+), is nitrogen with four hydrogen atoms. Nitrogen is necessary for plant growth and maintenance, and its absence is often the limiting factor in plant growth. Urea, then, is dissolved into the soil, converted to ammonium, then transformed into nitrate.
  • Granular urea is the result of combining ammonia and carbon dioxide, then passing the liquid through a fluid bed granulation system. The end product is evenly sized granules that slowly release nutrients to plant roots. While many varieties of urea exist for fertilizer needs, granulated urea creates less dust.
  • Temperature, organic matter, and moisture are all factors on the speed of granular urea’s uptake. Normal reaction time begins after 24 hours and is complete within two to five days. Cold, soggy conditions slow reaction time considerably.
  • Because urea must be chemically altered before it is thoroughly utilized by plants, it has longer uptake availability. This slows release rates to the average rate of plant growth, which translates to fewer applications over time.

Contact Bell Chem, your sanitation chemical supplier in Florida, at (407) 339-2355 (BELL) for information pertaining to granulated urea or any of their other chemicals and products, and read our blogs to learn more about our products.

Learning About Lubricant-Free Chains

When I was growing up, I was taught to properly maintain my bicycle. One of the requirements of maintenance was to ensure the chain was not corroded, did not rub more than necessary, and had the correct amount of oil. The amount of oil was tricky for me, and most of the time I was faced with the quandary of applying too much oil and risking grit and road grime from building up on the chain, or neglecting to add enough with the result of the chain grinding the gears, causing both to wear more quickly than normal.

Nearly every industry utilizes chains for most of its assembly line processes. Much like the chain on my bicycle, industrial chains are maintained by people who strive to maintain them to the best of their abilities. However, the same conundrum of too much or too little oil perseveres. Too little oil causes the chains, bearings, and other equipment to wear much more rapidly than expected. Too much oil invites contamination from airborne particles, which may spray oil in droplets across the surface of the product being manufactured. This latter predicament is extremely detrimental when the material is fabric or technology hardware, for instance.

To address this problem, sanitation chemical suppliers developed lubricant-free chains. These chains have an initial cost more than double that of a traditional chain, but because they are not maintained by the unintentional over- or under-oiling of maintenance personnel, the span of usefulness may stretch more than ten times that of a lubricated chain.

Lubricated chains are created with the lubricant added as the components are manufactured, a process known as sintering by sanitation chemical suppliers, or by packing the rollers with a high-viscosity grease lubricant. Of the two, the former is more highly recommended. Both have the advantage of dispersing oil internally to the chain rather than externally on the chain. Internal application repels more of the airborne particulate matter from adhering to the surface of the chain and causing undue wear.

Give your products and machinery the advantage of lubricated chains. The amount of man-hours saved in maintaining the chains of your equipment along with the greater amount of clean, oil-free products will certainly make the purchase of lubricated chains beneficial.

To learn more about sanitation chemicals, contact the Orlando sanitation chemical supplier at Bell Chem today.

Chlorinated Detergents

Detergents purchased from sanitation chemical suppliers are renowned for their ability to clean. This process begins when detergents break the surface tension of water used to rinse stainless steel, plastic, or any other hard surface. Once water’s tensile strength is relaxed, water is able to penetrate soiled areas on most hard surfaces and remove grime. Adding a chlorinated component to the detergent will also disinfect surfaces as they are cleaned.

Chlorinated detergents sanitize and bleach stainless steel surfaces, floors, and most plastics. Breweries and wineries use chlorinated detergents as part of their post-fermentation cleaning process to remove brewing deposits. Professional painters find chlorinated detergents excellent for washing walls because it can be entirely rinsed off the surface to be primed and painted. The dairy industry uses chlorinated detergents to clean its milking apparatus and pipelines. Power and spray washers incorporate chlorinated detergents in their equipment; and many convoluted, hard-to-clean machines benefit from the use of chlorinated detergents.

Tannin, a substance released from decaying leaves, stubbornly clings to most hard surfaces. Chlorinated detergents easily remove these stains, leaving a gleaming surface where dark stains once lingered. Along with removing tannin, the sanitation chemicals in chlorinated detergents are also effective in removing proteins, food, and soil.

Add to the above benefits the facts that chlorinated detergents are low-foam, safe to use on soft metals, widely utilized in food manufacturing and production, and hard water tolerant, it is no wonder so many industries turn to chlorinated detergents as their cleaning and disinfecting needs.

At Bell Chem, we are the sanitation chemical supplier offering a variety of products to suit your needs. It’s our goal to provide our clients with the best service in the industry. Along with sanitation chemicals, we provide food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care materials, as well as technical-grade chemicals and custom-blended compounds. If you’re looking for a reliable Florida chemical supply company, contact us today at 407-339-BELL (2355).

Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting

Ask most homeowners the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting and you will probably receive a blank stare. While they seem similar and the two words are often used interchangeably, take it from a knowledgeable sanitation chemical supplier: sanitizing and disinfecting are not the same.

When a countertop is disinfected, the adult forms of bacteria and fungi are either destroyed or inactivated. Sanitizing, on the other hand, decreases the number of pathogens to an amount viewed as safe by public health standards. As an example, food-processing areas are typically disinfected (removing 100% of all organisms within a specified time, such as ten minutes) while other areas may be sanitized (destroying 99.999% for food service areas or 99.9% for non-food surfaces within 30 seconds). Because the chemicals may work quickly to destroy most of the bacteria and more slowly before killing all pathogens, several chemicals are listed as both sanitizers and disinfectants.

Among the list of sanitizing chemicals provided by sanitation chemical suppliers are hypochlorites, chlorine dioxide, iodophors, peroxyacetic acid, and quaternary ammonia compounds.

  • Hypochlorites: Hypochlorites are strong oxidizers. Their low cost and effectiveness give them the title of most widely used sanitizers.

  • Chlorine dioxide: Chlorine dioxide works on a greater pH range than hypochlorites, and is relatively safe to use in a solution. The cost is greater than hypochlorites, but less chlorine dioxide is necessary to sanitize an area.

  • Iodophors: Iodophors work best in slightly acidic conditions. Because the iodine content stains many surfaces, especially plastics, iodophors are typically used on glass surfaces. Iodophors are sustained release, giving continuous levels of sanitizer for extended periods of time without re-application.

  • Peroxyacetic acid: Peroxyacetic acid works well in temperatures below 4°C. Less corrosive and environmentally friendlier than hypochlorites, peroxyacetic acid is often combined with hydrogen peroxide for better results.

  • Quaternary ammonium compounds: Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) do not stain or corrode, and are relatively nontoxic. QACs also perform well in a wide pH and temperature range. Once QAC dries on a surface, an anti-microbial film is formed that prevents pathogen growth.

Knowing the difference between a sanitizer and a disinfectant will assist in choosing the correct product for your business needs. If you’re looking to purchase sanitation or disinfectant chemicals from a sanitation chemical supplier, look no further than Bell Chem. We’re located in Central Florida and we’re happy to help with all of your sanitation chemical needs. For additional information, contact us today at 407-339-BELL (2355).