HRS Highlights Steam Injection for Food Sterilization
HRS Heat Exchangers , Stand 3164, Foodtech Packtech 2021
After an exceptional year, HRS Heat Exchangers is delighted to be returning to the Foodtech Packtech event in Auckland in April and will be showcasing its DSI Series of direct steam injection pasteurizers and sterilizers which are ideal for food products such as plant-based milk drinks.
The benefit of sterilizing using direct steam injection is the speed of the process, with sterilization temperatures of 100 to 145°C. being reached in around a second; much quicker than the fastest heat exchanger systems. For products such as plant milks, this rapid heating prevents cooking of the product and formation of caramel-type compounds which can darken the product or produce unwanted flavors.
Some products, such as oat milk, also benefit from the additional dilution with water which the steam injection provides.
Chris Little, Director at HRS Heat Exchangers, comments: “At HRS, we are always looking to provide full system solutions for the thermal treatment processes required by our clients. As part of this we have introduced the DSI Series of steam injection modules for the pasteurization and sterilization of products such as increasingly popular plant milks. The first DSI Series unit has been running successfully for a number of months now and we are pleased to be able to offer another solution to our customers.”
More information on the HRS DSI Series will be available on Stand 3164, at Foodtech Packtech in Auckland from 13-15 April 2021.