Test Steam Infusion cooking

Adopting new technologies presents various business challenges and at OAL, we have developed a number of routes for our customers to test and trial Steam Infusion heating and mixing.

Option 1: trials at our UK test centre

Our test centre is located at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing. Sitting within academic surroundings, the offsite location is perfect for blue sky thinking and breaking away from the day-to-day operations. With our Development Chefs on hand to facilitate and advise on recipe and process changes, it’s amazing what can be accomplished in a single day. Customers also have access to the university’s full suite of analysis equipment including sensory suite, Mastersizer laser particle size analyser and GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis).

The system has all available configurations of the Steam Infusion Vaction™ unit including, In-Tank Steam Infusion, Inline powder entrainment re-circulation, single pass four units in series.

Option 2: rental of inline Vaction unit

OAL can supply a single In-line Vaction™ unit for testing at customer's facilities. The unit would need to be fitted into the pipework and connected to culinary grade steam. For larger food manufacturers with their own test centres, this can be a great route for thorough testing in order to best understand the capabilities of the technology. Our Development Chefs can provide on site training and ongoing application support.

Option 3: retrofit Steam Infusion to existing vessel

Based on extensive knowledge and learnings, OAL can offer process guarantees for certain applications. Customers can then retrofit the technology to existing vessels and perform their own testing safe in the knowledge that the applications will work.

Click below to contact us about running trials at our test centre or any of our other options.