A multinational F&B company is looking for solutions to be able to effectively decant confectionary fluids from road tankers. The company transports vast quantities of fluids throughout its global network in road tankers. These are usually either fat-based fluids, non-Newtonian fluids and/or high viscous fluids. Some of these materials are produced internally, some are procured from external sources.
If not decanted completely, these residual fluids still left in the tanker are needlessly transported around the network and often lead to excess raw materials costs. Typically, these losses during transport range between ~0.5% to 1 wt%. This is not acceptable to the company from a sustainability and a cost point of view, and they are keen to explore an industry-wide solution that enables emptying of tankers more effectively.
The company is open to explore different approaches that can address this need, including those that are currently applied in another industry but not yet in F&B. Examples of possible approaches include, but not limited to:
1. More effectively emptying the tanker
2. Monitoring sysems for confectionary fluids in the tanker
Key Success Criteria
1. Preference will be for high technology readiness / ready to deploy solutions
2. Food safe solutions