Make-Up Water For Belt Pasteurizer


A seafood processor required hot water supply for aseptic pasteurization of artificial crab product. The product, sealed in plastic bags, passed through a three-stage belt pasteurizer. This is the first stage requiring hot water be held at 205ºF, heated by internal steam coils. The packets then go through two chilling sections before refrigeration and boxing.

A heating system was required to heat the cold make-up water supplied to the system as water is lost through evaporation, spills and carryover. Maintaining a minimum pasteurization temperature was critical to the process.


Process Conditions:

Water Flow Rate: 15 GPM
Inlet Temperature: 40ºF
Discharge Temperature: 205ºF
Steam Pressure: 60 PSIG
Liquid Pressure: 20 PSIG
Steam Flow Required: 1,065 lbs./hr.



Pick Model 6X10-3 Constant Flow Heater, cast iron construction with threaded fittings. The Pick system provides accurate temperature control and quickly reaches set point as soon as make-up water is called for.


Features and Benefits:

• Precise Temperature Control
• Instantaneous Supply of Hot Water
• Ease of Installation on Existing System


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Constant Flow Heater for Belt Pasteurizer Make-up Water Heating