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Crack the challenge of thermal egg processing with tubular heat exchangers
January 26, 2021 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece by

Eggs are a key foodstuff and ingredient. While shell-on eggs account for the bulk of this consumption, processed egg products represent an important part of the market. Processed egg products can take several forms but the most common is liquid egg. EGG CHARACTERISTICS Fresh eggs have a thick white and an upstanding yolk. Over time,…

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Increase the pressure with annular space heat exchangers
January 12, 2021 Categories: Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical by

Annular space heat exchangers, such as the HRS AS Series, work by passing the product through the gap between the inner and outer tubes (the annular space), which makes them suitable for thick, highly viscous products such as fruit purees, thick sauces, honey and syrups. The advantage of such a design is that it ensures…

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Appetite for plant-based milks prompts HRS to launch Direct Steam Injection
December 8, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece by

Directly injecting steam as a means of sterilising and diluting liquid drink products is a well-established technique for beverages such as plant-based milk products. Sales of vegan-friendly, plant-based milks have surged 10% over the past two years, and it is now the choice for almost 25% of Britons. In response to this increased customer demand,…

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The Role of Heat Exchangers in Apple Juice Processing
November 24, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece by

While heat treatment is important in ensuring the safety of apple juice through pasteurisation or sterilisation, for some products heat plays an important role in the production process itself. The physical and chemical properties must be considered when they are juiced and processed. Sugar content is typically around 11%, while dry matters vary between 13…

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Remote Commissioning of Equipment Allows Installation During Covid-19
November 10, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece by

Normally the supply, installation and commissioning of a heat exchanger to sterilise food ingredients such as wort would be a relatively straightforward exercise, with HRS project engineers travelling from their bases in Spain or the UK to the client’s location. However, the travel and operation restrictions imposed globally by the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year…

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Introducing AHED (Advanced Heat Exchanger Design)
November 4, 2020 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical by

AHED (Advanced Heat Exchanger Design) is a powerful design tool for the calculation of one of the most used items of process equipment: shell and tube and heat exchangers (STHE’s). STHE’s are used in widespread process industries including Chemical, Oil & Gas, Wastewater, Food, Pharmaceutical & Automotive. The design of STHE’s is fundamental for a process…

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