Steritort Lab Retort
The JBT FoodTech Laboratory Pressure Sterilizer enables processors to accurately design thermal processes, study the effects of temperature and time variable on canned food products and conduct pilot plant studies simulating the type of equipment that best fits the requirements of the product.
The test results will accurately indicate how a product will behave in production sterilizer machines such as rotary pressure, rotary atmospheric, hydrostatic or orbital rotary pressure. Thermocouples located within the cans are connected to a data logger to provide a record of the complete product heating and cooling cycles. In addition to heat penetration and cooling rate studies the Laboratory Pressure Sterilizer can be used for inoculated packs, check product quality, study container behavior and glass closure seal strength under a variety of conditions.
Variable simulation parameters for the Laboratory Sterilizer include temperature, time, steam pressure, air overpressure and reel agitation. These factors can be modified in the Steritort in almost unlimited combinations to meet almost all testing needs. In both standard and custom configuration, the JBT FoodTech Steritort simulates the following processes and sterilizer equipment:
- Rotary pressure – high pressure steam or superheated water with air overpressure processes, air overpressure can be applied in cooling to maintain container integrity.
- Rotary Atmospheric Cookers/Coolers – simulates a hot water or 100% saturated steam rotary process for high acid foods.
- Hydrostatic – temperature and pressure profiles for feed and discharge legs, steam dome and cooling sections.
- Orbital Rotary Pressure – high speed agitation processes for induced convective heating and cooling of viscous products.