Prolong the life of your vessels with Steam Infusion

Are you looking to replace your ageing cooking vessels? Or do you just need to produce more within your existing facility?

What if you could increase the capacity of your existing vessels or prolong their life without the need for huge CAPEX investment? You can with Steam Infusion!


A simple retrofit

If your vessels are no longer firing on all cylinders, Steam Infusion could be a cost-effective way to extend their life. A simple retrofit adding in one of our in-tank Steam Infusion Vaction™ pumps on a lance allows you to get all of the traditional benefits of steam-jacketed vessels plus much, much more:

  • Eliminate burn-on contamination to achieve up to 40% less cleaning time

  • Maintenance-free operation as there are no moving parts

  • Develop new products to differentiate your brand or reduce fat or sugar to meet health targets

What’s more, with Steam Infusion, your jacketed vessels would no longer fall under the Pressure Equipment Directive, so there’s no need for the annual insurance inspection and third party pressure testing – in addition to the costly repairs required if they fail these tests – saving you time and money.


Double production capacity

The graph above illustrates how the Steam Infusion technology significantly reduced the total production time for three 1,000 kg (2204 lb) batches of Béchamel sauce compared to a traditional steam jacketed kettle.

The graph above illustrates how the Steam Infusion technology significantly reduced the total production time for three 1,000 kg (2204 lb) batches of Béchamel sauce compared to a traditional steam jacketed kettle.

If you’ve won a new contract and are wondering how you’re going to deliver the orders from your existing facility, then Steam Infusion could help. You can avoid the need to purchase additional vessels by incorporating Steam Infusion into your process to double capacity thanks to accelerated cycle times, allowing you to increase your outputs to meet customer demands.


Product matching

Our development chef will help to product match your recipes to ensure that the new process produces identical products where necessary. However, we may be able to help you to achieve an enhanced flavour profile, and even achieve up to 50% reductions of high value ingredients such as spices, thanks to the fast cook and the technology’s ability to capture the volatile top-notes usually lost during the frying stage.

 

We understand the price pressure that our customers are under. The food industry is notoriously stretched as growing consumer demands must be met with ever-tighter budgets. That’s where our Steam Infusion retrofit comes in. With limited financial outlay, it’s possible for food manufacturers to do more with their existing facility, breathing new life into old vessels or doubling the capacity of their set-up to meet new orders.
— Jake Norman, Head of Sales & Innovation at OAL

What are you waiting for? Speak to our experts today and find out how we can prolong the life of your vessels with Steam Infusion!