Sanitary Inline Steam Heater – CIP Certified

The Komax sanitary inline steam heater is made of stainless steel, polished (or electropolished), and designed for CIP process. The typical applications for the sanitary inline steam heater in the food and beverage industry are heating of water, CIP (clean in place) solutions, and other heavy viscous slurries such as tomato paste, starches, peanut butter, molasses, and purees.

Using the patented Equalizer™ Mixing Module, no motors/no moving parts are needed to perform the steam absorption, allowing for a continuous process with low to no maintenance or downtime.  The Equalizer™ also encourages a lower level of noise pollution and vibrations throughout the line, making the Komax Sanitary inline steam heater provide less stress on the system compared to conventional steam heating devices.



  • Food & beverage


  • Heating Water
  • Tomato Paste
  • Molasses
  • Chemicals
  • Carrot Puree
  • CIP Solutions
  • Other Slurries

End Connections & Available Custom Options

Flanged Ends: Flanged End connections are available for all pipe steam heaters, sizes from 2” to 24”. They allow an easy mounting of the heater directly in the line of the product to be heated.

Threaded Ends: Komax Systems offers male and/or female NPT/BSPT end connections.

Weld Prep Ends: For custom configuration, the heater can also be provided with weld prep end connections.

Tri Clamp Ends: For the sanitary heater, standard connection is Tri Clamp, made of 316SS tube housing, it is available in sizes from 2” to 6”.

*All static mixers are custom made; end connection type can be made per customer’s request/needs.

Materials & Sizing

Diameter: 2″ – 24″

Standard Metals: Stainless Steel

Standard Tubing Thickness and Schedule: 10-40

Equalizer Mixing Module –

The Komax Equalizer® Mixing Module consists of six mixing chambers installed with Komax’ helical mixing elements that allow contacting of the steam and product to be heated (i.e. water). These elements will then divide and recombine the process flow to form multiple impingent blending zones that produce high turbulence and small steam bubble sizes for a more uniform temperature output with no vibration, no water hammer, and no excessive noise.

Sanitary Inline Steam Heater:


Line Size Port Size Equalizer Overall Length Shipping Wt. Lbs
1 1/2″ 0.5″, 0.75″ 1 1/2″ 10″ 15
2″ 1″ 2″ 12″ 19
3″ 1 1/2″ 3″ 12″ 35
4″ 2″ 4″ 17″ 53
6″ 2″, 3″ 6″ 23″ 96
8″ 4″ 8″ 26″ 174
10″ 6″ 10″ 30″ 298
12″ 6″ 12″ 32″ 400
*Standard connections are Tri-Clamps but can be supplied with RFWN flanges (electropolished)
* Steam Port sizes vary based on steam flow required

Downloadable Information:

Sanitary Mixer Brochure

Sanitary Steam Heater Brochure