Process Skids for Food Processing Systems

Process Skids

A modular process skid is a processing system which is contained within a frame, making it easier to transport and install. Individual skids can contain anything from a single heat exchanger and ancillaries to complete and more complex systems where the skid typically contains process equipment, controls, monitoring equipment and ancillaries.

Process skids provide a ‘plug & play’ solution and multiple skids can be combined into one large system with one main control cabinet. For example, a food pasteurization and filling system may contain separate skids for the pasteurization heat exchanger, the cooler, filler and additional heat recovery heat exchangers.


  • Ease of Installation

  • Quality of Construction – Fabricating the skid in the workshop means that all aspects of production are controlled and installation is faster and with less impact on production.

  • Ease of Transport means lower transport and installation costs

  • Small Footprint skids can be designed to fit in desired locations to maximize factory space

  • Testing and Approval is made easier as skids are fully assembled and tested prior to shipping ensuring onsite testing and commissioning is kept to a minimum.


Mexican Orange Juice Producer

HRS helps Mexican Orange Juice producer

An OHMIC pasteurization system for a leading Mexican orange juice supplier comprising of a series of process skids- which combined form a turnkey OHMIC pasteurization, cooling, and aseptic filling solution.

Read the case study here.


Spanish social enterprise Nutripeople turns surplus fruit and vegetables into finished highly nutritional food pouches for use by organisations such as UNICEF and Oxfam. HRS provided the company with a new production line which includes tanks, mixers, pumps, homogenizer and HRS R Series scraped surface heat exchangers for pasteurization. These elements were incorporated in the process skids and and installed into the production line at Nutripeople’s factory in Murcia.

Read the case study here.

Ready Foods

HRS provided a solution that included two patented Unicus Series heat exchangers to cool the product, pumps, a pre-cooler for the cooling water, , as well as valves, controls and a cleaning-in-place (CIP) system. The key elements were supplied on process skids to facilitate quick installation and commissioning.

Read the case study here.

HRS Asepticblock Mini


The Asepticblock Mini, is skid mounted as standard, it combines all process elements for manufacturers to complete food pasteurization or sterilizing along with an aseptic filler. The compact system is easy to move and ideal for R&D facilities.

Find out more here.

HRS has a range of trial units from heat exchangers to pilot plant evaporation skids, which are available for clients to prove the suitability of a model or technology prior to full system design.


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