Autoclave NGA is a new solution in the sterilization process, achieved by streamlining the spaces. The cylindrical autoclave, where inside a separating compartment is installed, is a light structure for the baskets of product to be treated. The separating compartment (which can also be implemented in existing autoclaves) reduces the volume to heat and cool, with remarkable energy and compressed air saving and processing time reduction. Heat transfer takes place through the combination of:
Indirect heating and cooling: allow a separate movement for steam and cooling water without contact and risk of contamination.
Direct heating and cooling: using the recovery water from the previous batch, it saves energy and time. The compartment is applicable on all systems with direct steam, rain and full filling in both static and rotary form; hot and cold water are retrived in separate tanks and reused in the next batch.
- 60% less stainless steel that must be heated and cooled
- 70% less steam to heat/cool the process water
- 70% less compressed air
- lower circulation times, higher turbolences, heat exchange accelerated
- reduction of approximately 10/20 minutes of processing time.