The consumer demand for western-style food, including fast food, is increasing rapidly. The ketchup market is growing with it. The tomato based condiment is the favorite sauce for burgers, French fries, meat and other products.
Industrial production line ketchup
To extend the shelf life of ketchup, it needs to be pasteurized. In case of continuous ketchup manufacturing line, this is usually done in a heat exchanger which is fed by a continuous flow of product.
After pasteurization, ketchup needs a holding time for a certain amount of time to kill the bacteria. After the holding time, the product needs to be cooled down for filling. This can be done in several ways.
With viscous, non-Newtonian fluids like ketchup, a scraped surface heat exchanger can be used.
Why use a scraped surface heat exchanger?
The demands of today’s production lines are high. Production lines are running 24/7 and ketchup line capacities are higher than ever before.
Customers from all over the world use the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger for their inline cooling of ketchup.
The Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger is a vertical heat exchanger used for inline heating and/or cooling of medium to high viscous products, like ketchup.
The Kelstream is available in a model range from 0.5 m² up to and including 7.0 m² for capacities ranging from 50 kg/hr up to a capacity of 10.000 kg/hr per unit.
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
We don’t only cool ketchup