Can I homogenise with Steam Infusion?
Steam Infusion is not a homogeniser but has a "homogenising effect." The process can break down fat globules in an aqueous solution but not to the same size or level of uniformity as an actual high-pressure homogeniser.
Within the steam Infusion mixing chamber, shear is applied to the product due to the entry of the steam at high velocity and the dissipation of this kinetic energy. This has the effect of breaking down fat globules, for example, creating an effect similar to homogenisation.
On the other hand, a homogeniser can be a single or multi-stage machine operating at pressures of 1,500barg to 2,000barg.