Sanitary Steam Heaters are used in the Food and Beverage industry. It is the most efficient solution for effective and uniform heating of liquids and slurries. Here is a guide to understanding everything about sanitary steam heaters and their applications.
Sanitary steam heaters work on the direct steam injection system to instantly heat any liquid or an 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 have three principal functions.
Surprisingly, there are many benefits that sanitary steam heaters provide.
Komax Systems a leader in static mixing, steam heaters, desuperheaters, and heat exchangers has created a sanitary inline steam heater. In the Food and Beverage industry, specifically there are high cleanliness standards that must be met. There are many appliances that cannot be used because of the risks of contamination. The sanitary inline steam heater is made of stainless steel and specifically designed for clean in place (CIP) 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 sizing and end connections are available with custom options to specifically fit your needs and specifications. Contact Komax and speak with a skilled technician to find the best fit for your plant’s needs.