Using the Jetcooker / Hydroheater for direct steam injection heating
Starch is a diverse industry that encompasses multiple products including sweeteners, paper production, foods such as soups and mayonnaise, and beverages. Each of these producers have their own unique concerns.
Achieving the maximum conversion of starch to sugars is the key goal in both the ethanol and sweetener industries. Once the sugars are created, the goals in these industries change but the process in both to create those sugars is very similar. The need to be able to produce and maintain a very accurate uniform temperature in the mash flow and being able to create an adjustable shear are the two key features provided by the Hydroheater/Jetcooker. Being able to adjust the ΔP is achieved by Hydro-Thermal’s adjustable combing tube. This feature provides the ability to create the optimal amount of shear to optimize yield, produce a very high level of product quality in the case of sweetener plants, reduce enzyme use, and reduce overall energy use. Hydro-Thermal’s patented heating solution addresses these issues and comes with a team of experts ready to help you achieve your processing goals.
Hydro-Thermal’s patented heating system works by mixing steam and process liquids completely while delivering consistent temperature and instantaneous heating. For more information on our advanced direct steam injection technology, click here.
Hydro-Thermal’s history of Hydroheater / Jetcooker innovation
Hydro-Thermal takes great pride in its history of product innovation and industry expertise.
Over the past decade, Hydro-Thermal has installed approximately 430 Hydroheaters, also known as a Jetcooker, in starch/sweetener facilities in 38 countries around the world.
Our staff has presented starch solutions at a variety of venues including All India Distillers Association (AIDA) and local and national food organizations from the Institute of Food Technologists to the California League of Food Processors. Our own staff is also expanding their knowledge by completing the 2015 Alcohol School at Lallemand in Montreal which is geared toward ethanol and distilled beverage producers.
Our engineering staff consists of 15 brilliant minds that span a variety of specialties including fluid, electrical, mechanical and design engineers. They have formed strategic research partnerships with our customers, leading Midwestern universities, research associations and independent R&D engineering firms, to constantly evolve our products and inspire new product development.