Small Scale Pasteurisers
G.N. Packaging is able to offer a range of high quality batch pasteurisers at prices well below any comparable alternative. They are currently available in several capacities, most commonly 50, 75, 100 and 150 litres with all body parts and pipework being constructed entirely from food-grade stainless steel.
Various options are available to suit the customers exact requirements. For example, the heating system comprises individually switched waterproof heating elements and there can be two, three or four fitted with single or three phase supply: they are usually 3 kW each but other power ratings are possible. Stirrer motors are normally fitted and a rotational speed of approx 90 r.p.m. is considered ideal for most purposes, although other speeds are easily accommodated, including variable.
A data logger is provided complete with its recording probe and is calibrated to measure temperatures - for example in the range 0-100ºC, with a recording taken every 30 seconds - but these variables can be tailored to suit your exact requirements. Many hundreds of complete heating cycles can be stored on a single disc.
This is the modern way forward for temperature measurement and is acceptable for all Environmental Health purposes. Hundreds of pasteurisation records can be stored on any computer data storage system and this data can then be retrieved at any time in the future.
The data logger itself is extremely compact and carries an LCD which is normally set to display the temperature, accurate to within 1ºC. At the end of each pasteurisation the data logger is simply unscrewed from the probe, taken to a computer or laptop and placed into the receiving cradle (provided). The time/temperature data is then downloaded automatically via a USB cable where it may be stored for future reference.
The stainless pipework is of standard Dairying grade, designed for easily dismantling so that cleaning after operation is simplified. Silicon seals are incorporated between the joints and the electrical components are all manufactured to be waterproof and easy to replace.
The whole unit is built to a standard that is acceptable to E.H.Os for the pasteurisation of milk. However, there are many other uses for this versatile vat! For example, it can be used to hold milk at incubation temperatures e.g. 42-44ºC for yogurt production or to act as a milk cooling vessel by using chilled water in the jacket. A recently produced example has been designed for incubating sera and incorporates linked pH and temperature probes so that the pH readings are temperature compensated. The vessel can also be used for cheese production or other dairy produce as well as being an ideal container for 'ripening' milk.
Best of all, prices start at just £3650 ex-works with manufacture taking around 8 - 10 weeks.