Tetra Pak, makers of separators that are used to separate milk into cream and skim milk, clarify juice by removing particles, treat whey, produce anhydrous milk fat (butter oil) and for other applications, has reduced the energy use of its separators by 40% by incorporating a pressure management technology calledEncapt into the system’s design.
The Encapt technology lowers the atmospheric pressure around the spinning bowl using a low-pressure pump, and the system is supervised by sensors that keep air friction minimal. Less friction means less energy required.
Combined with a unique AirTight design inside the bowl, the whole system is hermetically sealed to ensure no air enters. With the inlet at the bottom and the outlet at the top, it saves the center for outlet flow, and therefore requires less energy. According to Tetra Pak, these two technologies togethermake the machines the most efficient on the market.
The company says this new product can save around 4 million kWh during the machine’s lifespan.
- Energy efficiency and lower electricity costs:
- 10 years using separators with Encapt and AirTight technology, 20 hours run time/day, 340 days/year = 1,360, 000 kWh savings
- 30 years using Encapt and AirTight, 20 hours run time/day, 340 days/year = 4,080,000 kWh savings
- Higher skimming efficiency and cream fat content enables shifting value from buttermilk to skim milk:
- Buttermilk to skim milk at 50,000 l/h, 4% fat in raw milk. By increasing cream fat value from 40% to 45%, volume of skim increases from 45,000 l/h to 45,620 l/h
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