The food and beverage industry has many requirements when it comes to process applications. These requirements not only include sterilization standards, but consistency in the production. Two pieces of equipment that are vital in the food and beverage production plants are static mixers and heat exchangers. Here is a closer look at the applications and how new technology is providing more efficient and effective solutions.
Static mixers are motionless mixing tools that allow for a continuous blending of fluids within a pipeline. They use the energy flow to produce consistent and reliable mixing. Static mixers can blend two or more materials together easily. With no moving parts, they also make for a more cost-effective solution as there is little maintenance and downtime. Therefore, a must-have piece of equipment in the food and beverage plants.
A heat is used to transfer heat between two or more fluids. An exchanger can be used to either heat or cool products. Heat Exchangers can also reduce or eliminate microbial, they make products safe for consumption and extending shelf life on food products.
In addition to being consistent and reliable, the clean in place (CIP) is also another feature that is necessary. Sanitary static mixers are smooth and polished surfaces with sanitary fittings that attain the lowest possible germ count. The sanitary static mixer offers all the features of a regular static mixer but with additional modifications to make it a superior choice.
Komax engineers have newer technology that bypasses traditional static mixers to offer food and beverage industry-specific solutions.
Static mixers are key to adding CO2, processing pastes, and mixing viscous materials. Here are some examples of foods that static mixers are key to producing.
Komax static mixers have triple action mixing elements that is exclusive to Komax products. The Triple Action Mixer produces the highest level of mixing by two-by-two division, cross current mixing, and back mixing produces high mixing efficiency with low-pressure losses.
The Komax Heat Exchanger has Hi-Pass technology that specifically has non-clogging mixing elements. The mixing elements are on opposite sides to allow for wall-to-wall radial transfer of sludge and debris with no build-up or clogging. The design allows for bigger particles to pass through. The hi-pass elements also create high turbulence at the pipe wall.
Komax has been creating cutting-edge technology that has been fitted in over 100,000 installations. If your plant is in need of a more cost-effective, efficient solution, the engineers can also create a custom design.