New Plant for Sterilization of Whey Cream
A Norwegian cheese factory assigned Aquatiq® Food Factory for the engineering, 3D design, installation and startup of a new pasteurizing unit for sterilization, and a tank unit for buffering of whey cream. A line for delivery of whey cream to a truck was also included.
Whey cream is a product where high temperature pasteurization is needed to ensure that the product does not contain bacteria spores. We pasteurize at 121 °C with a holding time of 5 seconds.
Whey cream can be used in cheese instead of milk cream in order to save the milk cream to production of butter and cream, and it is good use of raw material to invest in such a technical solution.
The least difficult way to sterilize this particular product is by rotating scrape heat exchangers, but such heat exchangers double the investment. We succeeded in designing a functional plant using plate heat exchangers instead.
The Team Effort
Our delivery included 3D design, pre-fabrication in workshop, delivery to the plant, mechanical installation work, test/commissioning of the plant, documentation and training of operators.
Aquatiq® provides complete food safety solutions and expertise to the global food industry, offering a holistic approach that includes consultation, equipment and hygiene systems. Aquatiq offers food safety courses, certifications, audits as well as specialized chemistry for food processing and mechanical industries. Aquatiq does what it takes to ensure the production and distribution of safe food for companies around the world.