A Sanitary Inline Steam Heater is the most effective and efficient solution for many industries, especially Food & Beverage. This is why finding improvements and using modern technology is so important to Komax when redesigning the traditional model.
Sanitary inline steam heaters work on the direct steam injection system to instantly heat any liquid or aqueous slurry on a straight-through continuous basis. The pick system first introduces steam to the liquid by way of an injection tube which then leads to the liquid instantly absorbing steam and full transfer of heat.
The heater has a spring-loaded piston to regulate the steam flow and prevents the equalization of pressure between the steam and water to eliminate a steam hammer. The chamber’s helical flights enhance thorough mixing before discharging.
The spring-loaded piston and steam injection tube are the main components of a sanitary steam heater, and it has three principal functions. First and foremost, it breaks the stream into smaller streams. The piston closes during the shutdown to prevent a sudden steam collapse within the tube. Finally, it responds to changes in steam demand. The piston modulates to maintain a steady differential between the water pressure and the steam.
The sanitary inline steam heater has broad applications in the food and beverage industry, which includes:
The Komax Sanitary steam Heater can be used for cooking, heating, sterilization, and pasteurization. It is made of stainless steel, polished (or electropolished), and designed for CIP (clean in place) process. There are no moving parts and no small orifices, thus eliminating maintenance and plugging problems. For this reason, there is no risk of small parts mixing with the food products.
The Komax Inline Sanitary Steam Heater has been awarded certification by the 3-A Standards Administration Council.
The sizing and end connections are available with custom options to specifically fit your needs and specifications.
There are many advantages that facilities find from using the Komax steam heater. Here are some key advantages facilities find they get.