Heat exchangers intended for the heating of sunflower oil from a crystallizer
SACOME has recently supplied several heat exchangers intended for the heating of sunflower oil from a crystallizer. These tubular heat exchangers have been supplied for a major client world’s leading company in the refining of vegetable oils.
This client, with whom we have about 100 references to date, is a multinational company with more than 150.000 employees worldwide and with activity for such diverse sectors as animal nutrition or agricultural products.
Our Technical Department, in close collaboration with our client, optimized the thermal design of the heat exchangers, not only taking into account the different operation cases, but also offering an appropriate configuration that respects the texture of the product.
Heat exchangers technical documentation
The importance of rheology in the design of any processing plant is crucial since the sizing of many of the elements composing it is very dependent on this “resistance”, also taking special relevance with food products: heat exchangers, pipes, valves, pumps, mixers, etc.
To design a heat exchanger it is necessary to have certain data, such as the process flow rate, the temperature and the physical properties of products.
Hairpin heat exchangers have a more efficient and economical design compared to a multiple pass heat exchanger when the process requires a temperature crossing between the cold and hot fluid.