Melting Unit

For melting chocolate, fat and powders

Industrial Melting Unit

For inline- or batch melting of products, Gpi designs and produces industrial melting vats. The melting unit is capable to melt 100 up to 6000kg/h of various products. Think of blocks of fat, margarine, butter, but also powders.

The melting units range from 0.5m
² up to 15m² of melting surface.

See the possible options and applications below.

Options and applications

The melting units are available in several sizes. Next to that we can offer different options. 
Get in contact to hear all the possibilities.

  • MU50 – 0.5m² 
  • MU100 – 1.0² 
  • MU150 – 1.5m² 
  • MU250 – 2.5m² 
  • MU350 – 3.5m² 
  • Including agitator to keep molten product homogeneous
  • Integrated control panel
  • Manual or automatic valves
  • Load cells
  • CIP cleaning
  • Different types of folding lids
  • Extra heating plates for optimally melted product
  • Various types of stainless steel possible (304, 316L)
  • Chocolate
  • Fat
  • Powders / sugars
  • Butter / margarine
  • Peanut butter
  • Waxes

How it works

Unique melting grid design

Thanks to the special melting grid, manufactured on an automatic Tig / plasma welding bench, the product to be melted is constantly refreshed. In this way the temperature of the grid can be raised higher than on conventional melting units, without damaging (burning) delicate products. Due to the high heated surface, a high melting capacity is achieved on a minimal surface.

Customize to your wishes

We understand that a standard melting unit might not meet your wishes. That is why our melting trays can be equipped with a large number of options, so that we can be sure that the melting unit fits best with your product and process. As an example, we can include an extra melting plate in the design to guarantee fully melted product for difficult products. In addition, the collection container for molten product can also be equipped with a heating jacket.

Melting unit - Meltign tank - Gpi De Gouwe

Test the melting unit
with your own product

Gpi has melting units available for testing with your own product. This ensures you get a melting unit that works.

 

Are you curious whether our melting unit is the right one for your product? Contact us for more information.

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Cooking Kettle

Food cookin
Perfect for your product and process.

Stainless Steel Cooking Kettle - inside render

Cooking Kettle

Cooking kettles come in various sizes and can be used in a wide range of industries. Gpi Process Equipment is a manufacturer of stainless steel cooking kettles designed to fit your products and processes. Our cooking kettles start as small as 50L but can go up to 5000L or even bigger.

For processes such as cooking and pasteurization, efficient heating of the tank is crucial and can be done various ways. Ensure the correct combination of heating capabilities and insulation of the tank in order to heat or cool your product within the desired time frame.  Let us know directly what heating capacity you require, and we will collaborate with you in order to arrive at the most efficient solution, whether this concerns a dimple, a double wall or a half pipe.

Stainless Steel Cooking Kettle

Options and applications

We understand that every application is different. Therefor our cooking kettles are configurable that way it will fit your product and process perfectly. Of course is a fully custom-made cooking kettle also a possibility.

Cooker F250 Cooker F500 Cooker F750 Cooker F1000 Cooker F1500 Cooker F2000 Cooker F2500
Capacity (l) 250 500 750 1000 1500 2000 2500
Height (mm) 500 700 1000 1000 1200 1200 1500
Inner diameter (mm) 750 950 950 1200 1200 1400 1400
Total height (app. / incl. agitator) 2100 2500 2700 2800 3100 3100 3400
Outlet height 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Heated Surface (m2) 1,5 2,3 2,9 3,9 5,3 6,3 7
Power (kW) 2,2 3 3 4 5,5 6 7
Cooking time (app.) 15 – 25 min
Steam requirement (kg/h) 150 275 350 400 575 850 800
  • Tiltable
  • Integrated control panel
  • Agitators (see tab agitators)
  • Heated (Dimple, Halfpipe)
  • Loadcells
  • Level Switches
  • Cleaning connections
  • Skid mounted
  • Several finishing levels
  • Several materials (304, 316L, Duplex)
  • Gate agitator
  • Anchor agitator
  • Scraping agitator
  • Propeller agitator
  • Bottom driven agitator
  • Dispersing disk
  • Rotor/stator
  • Screw agitator
  • Combination of agitators
  • High shear mixer
  • Turbo mixer
  • Side entry agitator
  • Static mixer
  • External homogenizer
Soups and sauces
 
Fruit
 
Food

Tomato sauces

 

Fruitfilling

 

Mashed potato

Sauces

 

Piefilling

 

Mechanically Deboned Meat

Dressings

 

Fruitpuree

 

Ready-to-eat fillings

Salsa

 

Jam

 

Egg

Hummus

 

Marmelade

 

Jelly

Soup

 

Fruitsauce

 

Peanut Butter

Starch slurry

 

Applepulp

 
Pharma

Spreads

 
Dairy
 

Lotions

Confectionary
 

Milkconcentrate

 

Creams

Fat cream

 

Cheese sauce

 

Wax

Chocolate

 

Yoghurt

 

Toothpaste

Caramel

    

 

Stainless Steel Buffer Tank

Standard cooking kettles or tailor made for your product and process

Tailormade and a wide range of possibilities

We understand that every cooking kettle is different. Therefor we design our kettles tailormade for you, so you can be sure that the tank will suit to your product and process best. Options we can include into your tank are:

  • Tiltable
  • Fully integrated control panel
  • Agitators
  • Loadcells
  • Level switches
  • Cleaning options
  • Skid mounted
  • Etc.

Agitator design and fabrication

In addition to tanks, Gpi De Gouwe also makes its own agitators. This way you have one point of contact for the entire tank concept. Agitators that we design and produce are: 

  • Anchor agitator
  • Gate agitator
  • Combination of agitators
  • High shear mixers
  • Turbo mixers
  • Side entry agitators
  • Static mixers
  • External homogenizer
  • Etc.
Stainless Steel Agitators
Stainless Steel Buffer Tank - upperside

Finishing levels

As a standard, Gpi ensures a high-finishing level. For some applications, such as in the food industry or even in the pharmaceutical industry, specific requirements are applicable. As a standard, food tanks are produced with an internal roughness of Ra 0.8, but if desired we can also produce tanks with much smoother (and therefore more hygienic) inner walls.

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Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Inline cooling or heating of low to medium viscous products

Shell Tube Heat Exchanger - bottom view

Shell and Tube Heat exchanger

Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers are used for inline cooling or heating of low to medium viscous products. The heat exchangers consists of a bundle of small tubes within a large cylinder (or shell).

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger - tube render

Options and applications

The shell and tube heat exchangers are available in several sizes. Next to that we can offer different options. 
Get in contact to hear all the possibilities.

  • 13m² v.o.
  • 26m² v.o.
  • 39m² v.o. 
  • Combinatie van warmtewisselaars
  • Op maat gemaakte warmtewisselaars
  • Diverse elastomeren (Siliconen, Viton, HNBR, PTFE, EPDM)
  • Diverse materiaalkeuzes (RVS304, RVS316, Duplex, SMO254, Hastelloy)
  • Koelen
  • Verwarmen
  • Pasteuriseren
  • Steriliseren
  • Koken
Soups and sauces
 
Fruit
 
Food

Tomato sauces

 

Fruitfilling

 

Mashed potato

Sauces

 

Piefilling

 

Mechanically Deboned Meat

Dressings

 

Fruitpuree

 

Ready-to-eat fillings

Salsa

 

Jam

 

Egg

Hummus

 

Marmelade

 

Jelly

Soup

 

Fruitsauce

 

Peanut Butter

Starch slurry

 

Applepulp

 
Pharma

Spreads

 
Dairy
 

Lotions

Confectionary
 

Milkconcentrate

 

Creams

Fat cream

 

Cheese sauce

 

Wax

Chocolate

 

Yoghurt

 

Toothpaste

Caramel

    

How it works

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger - detail

Through these tubes a product is pumped, where through the shell the heating or cooling medium is pumped in a counterflow. The mediums which can be used are: steam, hot water, ice water or glycol.

Inspection & maintenance

The Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers are fully made out of stainless steel, which make them suitable to use in hygienic applications like the food industry. Next to that, the heat exchangers are easily cleanable and drainable.

Because there are no moving parts, the machine is easy and cheap in maintenance. The tubes can also be easily inspected, because of two lids on both sides of the heat exchanger.

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger - detail cip
Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger - full product range render

Processing high viscous products?

The Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers can be used for processing low to medium viscous products. When the viscosity of the product is too high, the tubes can become clogged which stops the flow and the heat transfer.

For heating and cooling products with higher viscosities, you’ll need a Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger. Gpi has its own Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger in its product portfolio. Please take a look at the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger. 

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Kelstream

Inline heating or cooling of viscous products

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Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger

The Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger is a vertical scraped heat exchanger with double concentric heated surfaces for an optimal heat exchange for food, feed, pharma and non-food.

This unique design in thermal processing brings all the benefits of different types heat exchangers together in one package: it can handle high viscous products like mashed potato, it has a large heated surface per unit, it takes only a small footprint and it doesn’t damage your product.

Options and Applications

The Kelstream is available in several sizes. Next to that we can offer different options.
Get in contact to hear all the possibilities.

Model

 

h.t.s.



Lenght

 

Capacity

Kelstream F50

 

0.5m²

 

1250mm

 

50-150kg/h

Kelstream F100

 

1.0m²

 

1550mm

 

100-400kg/h

Kelstream F150

 

1.5m²

 

2050mm

 

200-600kg/h

Kelstream F200

 

2.0m²

 

2400mm

 

400-1500kg/h

Kelstream F450

 

4.5m²

 

2500mm

 

800-5000kg/h

Kelstream F700

 

7.0m²

 

3200mm

 

1500-10000kg/h

  • Hygienic (flushable) lipseal
  • Double walled inlet and outlet
  • Cover scraper
  • Insulated top
  • Various connection types
  • Motorcover
  • Various plastics (Siliconen, Viton, HNBR, PTFE, EPDM)
  • Various materials (Duplex, SMO254, Hastelloy)
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Tempering
  • Crystallizing
  • Pasteurizing
  • Sterilizing
  • Cooking
  • Freezing
Soups and sauces
 
Fruit
 
Food

Tomato sauces

 

Fruitfilling

 

Mashed potato

Sauces

 

Piefilling

 

Mechanically Deboned Meat

Dressings

 

Fruitpuree

 

Ready-to-eat fillings

Salsa

 

Jam

 

Egg

Hummus

 

Marmelade

 

Jelly

Soup

 

Fruitsauce

 

Peanut Butter

Starch slurry

 

Applepulp

 
Pharma

Spreads

 
Dairy
 

Lotions

Confectionary
 

Milkconcentrate

 

Creams

Fat cream

 

Cheese sauce

 

Wax

Chocolate

 

Yoghurt

 

Toothpaste

Caramel

    

How it works

Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger - render

Continuously scraped

The scraper system continuously scrapes the whole heated or cooled surface, resulting in an extremely efficient heattransfer. This scraping principle has a major efficiency advantage compared to conventional plate or tube-shaped heat exchangers. Furthermore, this prevents the product from sticking to the surface.

Two heat transfer surfaces

The Kelstream has two heat transfer surfaces. The heating or cooling media is fully separated from the product area.

Media which can be used are: glycol, icewater, water, liquid ammonia, steam or hot water.

Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger - two jackets heating render
Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger - soup render

Heating or cooling products with solid components

With the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger you can cool and heat products that contain firm components. The maximum product identity is preserved. You can cool/heat products with particles of a maximum size of 25 mm.

CIP cleanable​

The Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat  Exchanger can be fully included in the existing CIP system. You can clean the Kelstream counterlow, whereby the scraping system can rotate clockwise or anticlockwise. This results in optimum cleaning of the Kelstream.

Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger - CIP render
Geschraapte warmtewisselaar - hygienisch lipseal

Hygienic lipseal

The Kelstream is equipped with a hygienic lipseal. With this lipseal, you don’t need a barrier fluid to keep the seal working. But, when a hygienic solution is required, you can flush or clean the seal from within.

This prevents microbiological build-up or crystallization. The lipseal is cost effective, since you only need to replace the wearing parts of the seal.

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