Starch Cooking


Pick Steam Injection BX Starch Slurry CookerA converting mill producing a range of specialty coated printing and copier papers, required a steam injection heater for cooking cationic starch slurry,  up to 35% solids. The heater serves a dual function.  First, water is pre-heated to 140°F and blended with starch powder. Then the starch slurry is pumped back through the heater at a rate of 40 GPM and cooked at 200°F. Depending on the recipe, post dilution is used to obtain final consistency.





The Solution:


A Pick Model 6X25-3BX Heater was selected for this application. Its generous flow-through design imposes negligible pressure drop on the slurry. It provides thorough cooking at a precisely controlled temperature. The low velocity design minimizes mechanical shear of the starch granules, an important factor for most cationic starches.



Features and Benefits:


• Low Pressure Drop

• Precise Temperature Control

• Low Mechanical Shear

• Compact Design

• Non-Plugging





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