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Used Tunnel Pasteurizers Buyers Guide - Part II

Sunday, October 10, 2010

There are opportunities which can be done for relatively negligible expense while a used tunnel pasteurizer, or used beverage warmer, or tunnel cooler is being relocated and re-installed.

This is a list of great opportunities for improvements on the used pasteurizer, used tunnel warmer, or used tunnel coolers to consider. The payback on any modification is less challenged when the machine is already disassembled - in many cases little more than the cost of the components.  After a machine is installed and running, payback opportunities diminish (or go away entirely) for many of the following.

  1. Belt / Shafts / Bearings / Chevron Bed
  2. Full Regeneration
  3. PU / Process Control improvements & Limitations
  4. Instrumentation 
  5. Valve Standardization and Replacement
  6. Single Deck Sprays (eliminating sprays on two decks)
  7. Spray Density
  8. Over spray Correction
  9. Condensate Recovery
  10. I/C Wedge for non-round bottles
  11. Insulated Top and Side Covers
  12. Insulation of Steam / Hotwater / Coldwater Lines
  13. Chemical Dosing System Upgrades
  14. Cooling Tower
  15. Utility Monitoring Package
  16. PC Based PU Monitoring
  17. Large Manholes
  18. Energy Audit
  19. Machine Rezoning
  20. Pressure Gauges and Base-lining Equipment (Basic Troubleshooting Metrics)
  21. Device Tags
  22. Electrical Drawings
  23. New Electrical Package
  24. Replacement of Chart Recorders with HMI
  25. Upgrade to PLC
Focusing in on componentry and standardizing on instrumentation can be provide a significant benefit. The technology grows quickly in these areas and it can pay down-time dividends to address the comfort level and standardization for sensors.

This is an expansion on the previous article on used pasteurizers which can be found here.


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