Category Archives: Processing

INOX Tomato Sauce Bottle Cooling Tunnel

INOX specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of cooling tunnels for the food industry.IMG_0423

Our focus in this area is to provide a suitable thermal process to comply with local food and beverage processing requirements and to achieve optimum product quality, lasting shelf life and appearance of your filled product.

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See here our video showcasing the design, manufacture, install, commissioning and production operation of a 10,000kg/hr tomato sauce cooling tunnel supplied by INOX

Contact INOX to arrange product testing and calculation of a suitable cooling tunnel to suit your requirements.

Visit our cooling tunnel page on our website for further information.

www.coolingtunnels.com.au

www.coolingtunnels.asia

www.coolingtunnels.com.my

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Heating food processing equipment with steam vs oil jackets

High temperature oil in a heating jacket  on a jacketed kettle (for example) does not necessarily mean a quicker product heat up time compared to a lower temperature steam jacket.

In the food industry there exists also the risk of oil contamination into the food product via a leaky connection or worse, a fractured or leaking jacket wall.

Steam jackets 

  
The most commonly used type of steam jacket consists simply of an outer cylinder surrounding the vessel. Steam circulates in the outer jacket, and condenses on the wall of the vessel. Jacketed vessels may also be lagged, or may contain an internal air space surrounding the jacket. This is to ensure that as little steam as possible condenses on the outer jacket wall, and that the heat is transferred inwards to the vessel.

Example

Calculation parameters:

 · Assuming both vessels are hemispherical with volume of 1440 litres of water

· The surface area of a hemi with OD of 1400mm is 3m2.

· Both vessels heating water from 20 Deg C to 100 Deg C.

· Steam at 3 bar 145 Deg C and oil at 4 bar 200 deg C

 Results:

 · Heat up times – Steam 45 minutes and Oil 48 Minutes

· Service flow rates – Steam 300 kg/hr and Oil 6000 kg/hr

  
It would seem safer and more efficient in adopting steam heated jackets for processing kettles. 

http://www.inox.com.au/product-batch-cooking-equipment.html

Vacuum cooking advantages for jam manufacturing

TWO METHODS OF MAKING JAM   

Jam is manufactured by either the open-kettle or the vacuum-kettle process. 

In general, because of lower processing temperatures, jams made by the vacuum process have better color and flavor than those made in an open kettle. 

Advantages of the Vacuum Process

1. Short, low-temperature boil preserves color, flavor and wholeness of fruit pieces. 

2. There is less inversion of sugar than when jam is boiled at atmospheric pressure and temperature. 

3. Overheating is avoided, since size of batch is not influenced by temperature and time it takes for steam bubbles to pass through the batch. 

4. Larger batches can be processed than with the open-kettle method. 
5. Sugar penetration to the center of the fruit is better and easier. 
6. Less manual labor is involved. 
7. Ester recovery can be practical. 

8. Product aeration which settles after filling and can be removed to ensure consistent, accurate filling levels.

Download our vacuum cooking system brochure – click here 

 

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Continuous food processing with KELSTREAM

The Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger (SSHE) is commonly utilized in aseptic processing of foodstuffs. These heat exchangers are preferred because of their capability to process heat-sensitive, viscous, or particulate-laden products, enhance the heat transfer of viscous products, and minimize the extent of burn-on, or fouling on the heat transfer surface.

Models and Options

The Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger is available in a range from 0.5 m² up to and including 7.0 m² for capacities ranging from 100 ltr/hr up to a capacity of 10.000 ltr/hr per unit. The three biggest advantages of the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger are:

  • Two concentric heat exchange surfaces to provide an efficient heat transfer
  • Efficient heat transfer by continuous scraping the entire surface
  • A large heating surface per unit on a small footprint (so, it is space and cost saving)

Explanation Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat ExchangerKelstream SSHE Terlotherm Contherm Votator

A: Product Outlet
B: Outside Cooling/Heating Jacket 1
C: Product Inlet
D: Inside Cooling/Heating Jacket 1
E: Inside Cooling/Heating Jacket 2
F: Outside Cooling/Heating Jacket 2
G: Optional CIP Connection

Efficient Heat Transfer for Food, Feed, Pharma and Non-Food

Due to its two concentric heated surfaces, its scraper principle and its large capacity per unit, the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger is the perfect solution for your thermal process. The scraping also takes care for a homogeneous mixing without damaging the product or the particles (up to 25 mm) in it.

Flexibility

The Flexibility of the Kelstream, by controlling the jacket surface temperatures, together with choosing the correct ancillary equipment, allows the customer to achieve a flexible processing system by which new product developments can be easily and quickly adapted to production and quickly to the consumer market.

Different Process Configurations

 

ParallelScraped Surface Heat Exchanger Parallel

This process configuration allows product to simultaneously feed through 2 or more Kelstream units in parallel. This allows simple and substantial increases in production output rates. Perfect for the growing company.

Series

When your process demands heating and cooling. The Kelstream can Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger Seriesbe linked together in series to provide a continuous process that provides both heating and cooling inline or provide 2 steps of cooling to achieve product with high Delta T (temperature difference from start to completion).

Food processing system integration

 How does the Kelstream continuous/high product output system integrate with INOX  food processing equipment.

  
Inox design specific food processing systems that involve mixing, cooking, cooling, filling of all types of food products.
From the reliable and effective INOX Instantiser, through to our processing systems to cook by method of steam heating, under atmospheric condition, pressure or vacuum conditions.
Cooking or cooling with the Kelstream system allows flexibility by design and bring together options that are tailored to suit your production facilities.

  
Cooling can be achieved either prior to filling with the Kelstream equipment or after filling with INOX designed cooling tunnels. Our expertise in these areas have seen INOX provide systems throughout Australian and Asian food manufacturing facilities.
INOX consult with and provide our customers with very specific and tailored solutions to food processing that improve on processing quality, safety of product, efficiencies in production, and improvements of food products to ensure that product success is achieved through expert design of the system and quality machinery.

Food Processing Systems With Inox Equipment
  
Mr. Robert Becher, Managing Director- INOX: “The inclusion of the Kelstream equipment range is an exciting development and partnership for INOX and our food processing customers. The available expertise and range of equipment allows access to technology that will contribute to the competitive edge that is so highly sought after in the food processing industry.”

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INOX new product technology: KELSTREAM SSHE

INOX Brings KELSTREAM exclusively to Australia, Malaysia and Thailand.

INOX is very proud to announce the newly formed partnership with Kelstream of Netherlands.Brochure-Kelstream-NL-1AThe Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger (SSHE) is a heat exchanger that carefully handles all thin, medium and high viscous liquids including particulates up to approximately 25mm. Whether it’s for boiling, cooling, pasteurising or mixing. In short: any process used in the food, pharmaceutical and non-food industry. Sectors where content matters.
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serieMr. Robert Becher, Managing Director of INOX about the partnership: “The inclusion of the Kelstream equipment range is an exciting development and partnership for INOX and our food processing customers. The available expertise and range of equipment allows access to technology that will contribute to the competitive edge that is so highly sought after in the food processing industry.”

Click here to find out more about Kelstream’s leading technology and capabilities in food and pharmaceutical processing.

Interested in the full story? Click here for Kelstream’s press release.

 Fons Geurts – CEO Kelstream:

At Kelstream our goal is to bring our scraped surface heat exchanger to all corners of the world together with enthusiastic team players.

With INOX Australia we have found the perfect partner with a broad experience and a hands on mentality in the processing industry.

Serving clients to achieve optimum results within their process combined with INOX’ technical skills is our common road to success.”

APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS

The extremely versatile Kelstream can be used for all thin, medium and high viscous food products. These products can be heated and cooled in a controlled way. This makes the Kelstream ideal for:

General food products:

  • Peanut butter
  • (Red) meat
  • Palm oil
  • Tallow
  • Deboned poultry
  • Hamburger
  • Lard
  • Sandwich cream
  • Sausage
  • Potato mash
  • Sweet potato

 Fruit products:

  • Marmalade
  • Jam
  • Jellies

Confectionary products:

  • Nougat
  • Fudge
  • Gelatine
  • Candy syrups
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate filling

Dairy Products:

The extremely versatile Kelstream can be used for all thin, medium and high viscous dairy products. These products can be heated, cooled, sterilised and pasteurised in a controlled way.

  • Milk
  • Pudding
  • Sour cream butter
  • Yoghurt
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Ice
  • Ice Cream
  • Margarine
  • Wafer cream

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HOW DOES KELSTREAM SYSTEM INTEGRATE INTO FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEMS WITH INOX EQUIPMENT?

Inox design specific food processing systems that involve mixing, cooking, cooling, filling of all types of food products.

From the reliable and effective INOX Instantiser, through to our processing systems to cook by method of steam heating, under atmospheric condition, pressure or vacuum conditions.

Cooking or cooling with the Kelstream system allows flexibility by design and bring together options that are tailored to suit your production facilities.

Cooling can be achieved either prior to filling with the Kelstream equipment or after filling with INOX designed cooling tunnels. Our expertise in these areas have seen INOX provide systems throughout Australian and Asian food manufacturing facilities.

INOX consult with and provide our customers with very specific and tailored solutions to food processing that improve on processing quality, safety of product, efficiencies in production, and improvements of food products to ensure that product success is achieved through expert design of the system and quality machinery.

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Supported by INOX in Australia, with local support to Malaysia and Thailand from our Malaysia facility, located in Kuala Lumpur.