Blanching, peeling, cooking, coating, distillation, evaporation, pasteurisation, dehydration, extrusion, shrink wrapping - steam plays a part in a large number of food processes, from preparation and processing to preservation and packaging.
Few familiar food brands reach the consumer without steam playing some part in their manufacture.
Our engineers are uniquely able to combine our products with a working knowledge of production processes and industry standards to help food producers and OEMs in the following areas:
Higher production capacities
Process reliability and downtime
Improving product quality; reducing scrap
Reducing energy consumption
Regulatory compliance and health and safety e.g. 3-A, EHEDG, FDA, EC hygiene
"Spirax Sarco's steam knowledge and products are invaluable, plus we know they work with other large manufacturers. We wouldn’t have anybody else."Tony Marsh, Engineering Manager at AB World Foods View Case Study
The STERI-TROL is a pneumatically actuated 2-port angle pattern clean service control valve suitable for a wide range of applications in food, brewing and beverages industries.
This compact steam heat exchange unit covers a wide range of domestic and process hot water duties from 110 kW to 1 800 kW.
Spirax Sarco's range of MFP14 automatic pumps are designed to remove and recover condensate under all operating conditions.
When thinking about the food and drink manufacturing process it can be all too easy to think only of the raw, edible ingredients that go in to producing your baked, confectionary and drinkable goods. Yet there is one ingredient that is often overlooked, even in the biggest FMCG businesses: steam. Yes, you read that right – steam.
“By including their steam system in a HACCP plant operators can better maintain, and feel more confident about, the quality of their plants output.”
Efficiency is king - a saying that we should all be aware of in the industry. There’s always a way to save more on water use, especially during the wash-down process. Driving down the overheads that make up such a high percentage of our budgets should also be at the top of everyone’s to-do list.
As a proactive and responsible Plant or Quality Manager in the food and beverage industry you’ll already be familiar with the concept of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the importance of including steam in HACCP analysis.
Spirax Sarco provide clean steam and energy management solutions to brewing and distilling processes including Clean-in-Place and sterilisation.
11 years is a long time in anyone’s book, isn’t it? Cast your mind back that long ago and you might just remember the ‘new’ Wembley stadium being completed or Gordon Brown becoming Prime Minister. We also had one of the wettest summers on record – I guess some things never change!
EasiHeat heat exchanger saves energy and fuel costs while reducing maintenance time at Strathmore Foods.
Pneumatic controls upgrade helps Lionel Hitchen achieve product quality standards.
A steam trap management contract saves AB World Foods 236 tonnes of CO2 a year.
Steam trap contract helps Heinz reduce carbon emissions by 200 tonnes a year.
Spira-trol valves improves control valve performance in production processes at Dairy company in Spain.
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