What is a "BX Slurry and Mash" Steam Injection Heater?
A Pick BX Heater provides instantaneous and complete cooking of starch and other water-miscible slurries. It is also a great choice for viscous slurries such as waste grease and oil. Heating with a Pick BX efficiently reduces the viscosity to promote separation of components at the centrifuge.
It is proven effective on pearl, modified, and cationic starches with solids concentrations up to 35% and cooking temperatures ranging from 90°C – 150°C.
The low velocity design minimizes mechanical shear of the starch granules... an important consideration for cooking most cationic starches.
These heaters can also perform "double duty." They are often used to pre-heat water which is then blended with the starch powder to form the initial slurry. The slurry is then pumped back through the same heater for final cooking.
These compact, non-plugging BX Direct Steam Injection Heaters are available to process flow rates in excess of 600 GPM.