O.T.T.A: Optimization of Heat Treatments in Autoclave

Or how to boost autoclaves and recipes to return to profitability

Productivity gains

of your autoclaves thanks to an adapted writing of your scale. These gains and / or savings are made without investment in equipment and therefore immediately depreciable

Material yield

increasing and more regular thanks to a scale construction using heating and cooling dynamics in accordance with the physical / thermal properties of the recipe

Organoleptic improvements

and nutritional aspects of your recipes. The sterilized or pasteurized scale optimization respects the recipe, by reducing mechanical stress (visual appearance and texture) and cell bursting (nutrient migration)

Objective: optimization of the sterilized or pasteurized scale requires a design dictated by the thermal performance of the autoclave, the recipe and its packaging


O.T.T.A Methodology

Data recovery:
• Identification of the powers available on the autoclave
• Verification of the thermal behavior of the packaging
• Observation of heat penetration in different recipes and grouping into product families
Different possible complementary approaches:
• Rewrite of the scale
• Adjustment of autoclave temperature and pressure regulations
• Adaptation of the loading plan
• Explanation on a new work organization
Validation process:
• Verification of behavior in the autoclave under partial load with possible adjustments
• Validation of the scale under full load and verification of the VP / VS obtained


Confidentiality of your data and restricted use for studying your recipes
Submission of a summary report at the end of the intervention
Transmission of know-how to allow autonomous management of future developments
Guaranteed integrity of your packaging

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