A soy ingredient manufacturer experienced significant product loss and an explosion hazard before replacing ineffective gland seals with custom-designed split shaft seals.
In 2011, worldwide soybean production reached 251.5 million metric tons and soy ingredient demand is holding steady. To help meet the demand for soy ingredients, Solae, a division of DuPont Nutrition & Health, produces 1,000 soy-based food ingredients that are used in baked goods, beverages, meats, vegetarian meals, and many other products.