Heat and Control’s KleenHeat Technology Can Reduce Energy Consumption
Heat and Control is catering to the increasing demand from food processors which are seeking processing technologies that can simultaneously increase yield and reduce emissions.
To this particular end, the company’s heat exchanger with combustion air preheater (and Booster Heater) can pre-heat cooking oil to boost fryer production of up 11%-15% with no additional fuel consumption. The KleenHeat pollution control heat exchanger incinerates and removes virtually all odors, oil, and other particulates from fryer exhaust that would normally pollute the air and area around the plant.
Heat’s graduated density oil heating tube bundle provides 10% greater thermal efficiency than existing models and is fully compliant with US, EC, and Australian regulations. Moreover, fines never accumulate inside KleenHeat’s unique self-cleaning cooking air circulation tube bundles, while the tubes last longer and cleaning in accomplished during routine fryer system boil-out.
Managing Oil Use
Heat and Control also notes that using a heat exchanger can manage the use of oil, with low oil volume promoting fast oil turnover and inhibiting the formation of free fatty acids. Rapid, uniform heat transfer permits the fryer to respond quicker to changes in product load and protects oil quality by maintaining a low oil film temperature.
All this enables customers to reduce pollution and waste levels while increasing operational cost savings through improved manufacturing design. Reducing the environmental impacts of processing can lower energy use and overall costs while providing food manufacturers with technology that will ultimately offer a significant return or investment in the years to come.