One of our customers that is a leading manufacturer of dairy products considered switching their existing milk pre-heater technology. Not only was their existing system requiring frequent servicing, the efficiency of the system was no longer meeting the plant production criteria.
The existing system was limited in surface areas and not flexible for further expansion, especially with the new requirement of the downstream process requiring a higher pre-heat temperature. The customer’s process can run more efficiently when they can reach a higher pre-heat temperature producing a higher yield from the milk spray dryer system. A solution incorporating a multi-pass concentrate heat exchanger was tested and had great results. This solution was implemented and built by Placer Process for our client as the customer partnered with us to replace its aging pre-heater system.