Businesses that package consumable products in glass jars, bottles, or cans use tunnel pasteurization to increase product safety and prolong shelf life. Our Tunnel Pasteurizers are custom built for food and beverage companies.
Products enter the pasteurizing chamber on a conveyor system, where they are heated with water or steam to kill pathogenic bacteria and inhibit enzymes. Before exiting, products enter a cooling chamber, where they are typically sprayed with cool water to bring the product back down to a desired temperature.
Custom Tunnel Pasteurizers
Dimensions and technical design depend entirely on the product, container and required output. Food products can be heated either directly or indirectly by internal or external heat exchangers. Energy transmissions typically occur through continuous water spray, steam, or hot water baths.
Flavor deterioration is one of the biggest problems with pasteurization, so it’s important to use equipment specifically designed for the product being heated.
Foods Often Processed with Pasteurization:
- Liquids: Milk, juice, beer, wine, cream, water, salad dressing
- Particulates: Soup, stew, yogurt, baby food, sauce, canned goods, eggs