Saving retort energy and utilities

Axitherm reduces the consumption of retort utilities for pasteurisation or sterilisation while preserving PU / Fo and productivity.

Reduction of instant steam requirements

Reduction of compressed air injection

Improvement of cooling efficiency

Objective of saving retort energy

Save the various energies consumed by the retort by revisiting the schedules processes and regulation parameters.
The operation of a retort workshop is most often the result of a story, with grouping of equipment, modifications to the energy networks (steam, compressed air and cooling water), mix of models, creation of recipes and changes of packaging. So, many natural evolutions which may no longer correspond to the initial writing of the schedules. Hence a slow but certain drift in productivity associated with an increase in consumed energies.
Axitherm re-writes the schedules in accordance with the current capacities of the workshop, which instantly results in a reduction in retort steam consumption and sometimes even in productivity gains. At this step, it is also possible to eliminate deformation troubles or over-cooking aspects of your produces

Visuel validation VSVP2

Methodology of saving retort energy

On-site evaluation : monitoring instrumented with the usual schedule and a full load.
Study of control parameters of PLC.
Test phase: 1 to 3 schedule evaluations (partial load).
Possible ajustments of control parameters.
Validation of the optimized schedule: Fo / PU measurement and verification of savings made at full load.

Commitments with saving retort energy

Rapid implementation of changes in 1 to 3 days per schedule.
Delivery of a complete report including results and comparisons.
Validation Fo / PU for fianl schedule modification.
Guaranteed integrity of your packaging.
Advice to develop optimized schedules to your future recipes.
No investment in software or hardware.

Information pdf for energy savings