Energy savings in retorts

Axitherm reduces the retort steam consumption for pasteurization or sterilization while preserving PU / Fo and productivity.

Reduction of instant steam requirements

Reduction of injected compressed air

Improvement of cooling efficiency

Objective: Save energy in retort by revisiting your schedule

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 to reduce retort steam consumption

On-site evaluation : monitoring instrumented with the usual schedule and a full load
Study of controllers parameters
Test phase: 1 to 3 schedule evaluations (partial load)
Possible study and ajustment of controller parameters (PLC)
Validation of the optimized schedule: Fo / PU control and verification of savings made with a cycle in full load


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

Information pdf for energy savings