News Category: Food

Heavy duty heat exchanger tackles nut butter challenge
August 7, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Nut butter is one of the big food trends of the last two years. Once the only choice on the shelf would have been between smooth or crunchy peanut butter, but recently, as the health benefits of quality nut butter have been understood, the market has exploded to include peanut, almond, cashew, and even seed…

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Effectively recovering product from pasteurisers and sterilisers
July 19, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

A key challenge in the food industry is recovering valuable product which is left in equipment and pipework after production runs, for example between product change-overs and before cleaning. Product lost in this way increases operating costs unnecessarily and affects beverage manufactures to sauce producers, fruit and vegetable purées, and many other products. Companies often…

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Unique R Series scraped surface heat exchanger solves viscous product challenges
June 19, 2018 Categories: Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece

Different materials need different types of heat exchanger. For the simplest fluids such as water and milk, plate heat exchangers are often sufficient, but as products become more challenging (for example more viscous, or containing particles), then different types of tubular and scraped surface heat exchangers are required. For those products with extremely high fouling…

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No food loss with unique heat exchanger
May 15, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

HRS Heat Exchangers is shining a light on a forgotten area of food wastage at this year’s Propak Asia (stand BN42) – food lost during cleaning cycles and production changes. The HRS R Series of scraped surface heat exchangers removes food residues from inside the exchanger, meaning that food factories can now recover valuable product…

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New portable aseptic filler from HRS
May 10, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

At EXPO PACK Mexico City stand 760, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its Asepticblock Mini Series – a new skid-mounted unit which combines a pasteuriser or steriliser system with an aseptic filler for food manufacturers requiring a compact portable solution to complete smaller batch runs. The Asepticblock Mini Series is designed to sterilise foods for…

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HRS Unicus Series: gentle processing of high fouling products
April 24, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are widely used across a range of industries, including food manufacturing, chemical processing, water treatment and renewable energy production.  As well as basic heating and cooling, they are used for a wide range of other processes including pasteurisation, sterilisation, crystallisation and evaporation. With so many uses, and an almost infinite number of materials…

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Unique heat exchanger increases resource efficiency by cutting process waste
March 19, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

Hall 10.2, Stand: D069 With resource efficiency topping the agenda at this year’s Anuga FoodTec show, HRS Heat Exchangers is shining a light on a forgotten area of wastage in food processing – food lost during cleaning cycles and production changes. The HRS R Series of scraped surface heat exchangers removes food residue, meaning that…

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Squeezing the myths on OJ pasteurisation
March 14, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Around the world the demand for premium fresh and not-from-concentrate orange juice is buoyant, with chilled fresh products often bucking a general trend towards reduced juice consumption. With such products depending on the maintenance of high quality to support demand, we look at how the ‘flash pasteurisation technique’ can help satisfy discerning consumers. Whether fresh…

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Getting the right recipe for heating food products
February 22, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Heat is fundamental to the food and drink industry. Processes such as cooking, drying and pasteurisation are widely used in all but the most basic food manufacturing and processing situations, in sectors including dairy, fruit and vegetable processing, meat, prepared foods, brewing, dietary supplements and others. This demand for heating (and cooling) requires a large…

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Efficient heat use can help cut agricultural emissions
January 18, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Opinion Piece

The last detailed study of heat use in the agricultural industry was carried out almost 10 years ago*, but it showed that UK farmers used almost 2,200 GWh of heat each year, and that heating accounted for 37 % of the total energy used in agriculture. When horticulture (greenhouses and nurseries) are added, these figures…

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