The food and beverage industry has been trying to cut line items from their budgets to include downtime of production as well as energy. However, within these new technology options, the process must still meet sanitary and clean in place (CIP) features. The three biggest needs for innovation is in the static mixer, steam heaters, and tank heaters.
Traditional mixers do not offer the uniform blending that is required for the food and beverage industry. The mixers also must meet the strict sanitary requirements as well.
Komax has created a solution that meets all needs and expectations. The inline motionless sanitary static mixer. This mixer can convert a multi-component input stream into a perfect uniform blend.
The sanitary static mixer is well-suited for producing blends in varying densities of solids, viscous liquids to light fluids.
Applications that can be performed with this inline mixer:
The Komax inline static mixers have no moving parts and have sanitary tri-clover end fittings with removable components. Cleaning is also made to be easy to minimize production downtime.
The food and beverage industry uses inline direct injection steam heaters. However, in order to meet strict requirements, the industry needed a custom solution. The Komax inline sanitary steam heater gets the process of cooking and heating viscous liquids while being an improved version.
The sanitary steam heater has a static mixing module built into it. The six radially chambered elements produce and mix very fine steam bubbles into the stream. Thus, producing complete and uniform heating throughout the flow process. In addition to the improved heating process, it operates on low steam levels, has no moving parts, and has the clean in place (CIP) application. The inline steam heater does not have small orifices that eliminate maintenance and plugging problems.
They created the design to help plants cut fuel costs. It has been shown that plants can cut as much as 28% of their energy budget because the liquid absorbs the steam’s energy.
The inline sanitary steam heater is a breakthrough in direct steam cooking for the industry. The 3-A Standards Administration Council has awarded certification to the Komax Inline Sanitary Steam Heater.
In addition to the static mixer and steam heaters, there was one more solution that needed to be created, sanitary tank heating. The scepter tank heater provides direct steam injection with a stirring action to hold both particulates and solids in suspension thanks to the sparger. This action achieves a uniform temperature throughout the tank.
They created it to be vibration-free while being completely efficient.
All the solutions the static mixer, steam heater, and scepter tank can be customized from size, end connections, materials, and other specifications so that it will fit within your plant exactly. Contact their engineering team today to help your plant improve product production and be more energy-efficient.