The food and beverage industry relies on the most up-to-date technology in order to create the most reliable and efficient production levels. This is why the plants are looking to Komax Desuperheaters to provide solutions.
Desuperheaters control the temperature of the steam that is used to humidify, sterilize, cool, or dry food products within plants. As the temperature is key to meeting food handling regulations and requirements, the temperature of the steam needs to be accurately controlled. In addition to food quality being better, steam production is better for the life span of the equipment.
Superheated steam has a high volume of underlying heat which can be effectively transferred in applications. Besides high volume, it has the ability to heat rapidly. Besides these two huge reasons superheated steam is beneficial, it also solves the hot water and saturated steam issues. Hot water and saturated steam mean that the sold content of foods takes in water. When the water is taken in, it disbands the solid content.
Superheated steam also reduces oxidation losses, is more energy-efficient, and helps plants produce higher quality products.
Desuperheaters within the process systems of plants solve steam issues they face because of boilers. They allow for thinner pipes and lighter flanges than other equipment items, which make them easier to place within a plant. Desuperheaters are also a better price point than alternative solutions that do not offer the quality in production.
Traditional desuperheaters can produce superheated steam and offer some of the benefits we discussed above. However, the Komax Desuperheater has unique patented technology that gives it the upper hand. The engineers designed the desuperheater to give production plants more control and efficiency.
The patent Equalizer Mixing Module that is found within the desuperheater is an advancement. It shears water into minuscule particles so that they can absorb it in the streamline faster. The Equalizer Mixing Module gives the absorption of water into superheated steam, improving effectiveness and decreasing time. It is the most efficient model available in the market today.
The Komax Desuperheater only requires 5-10 pipe diameters before the next part of the process, so it fits into any production line seamlessly. With plants decreasing size the smaller diameter is a key feature for the industry.
As with all technology and equipment when there are problems that need solutions within industries, Komax will continue to innovate. Whether the food and beverage industry needs a more advanced desuperheater, steam heater, and/or static mixer, they will create a custom design.
If your plant has a specific need contact Komax today and let them create a solution using their innovative technology.