The food manufacturer was building a new processing plant to increase their production capacity and product portfolio. The design engineers for the new coffee processing plant specified the use of process filters and as the filters were in contact with foodstuffs they needed to meet stringent regulatory compliance standards. Therefore the customer was looking for a filtration specialist which they could trust to meet their technical and regulatory requirements.
In the production process coffee for freeze drying is transferred from one tank to another. During this step there is a requirement to remove any agglomerated coffee from the system to maintain product quality and for pump protection. The scale and design of the operation necessitated the use of ten transfer filters for this application. The filters needed to be of sanitary/hygienic design and also able to withstand aggressive treatment when being subjected to regular in-situ cleaning.
Being aware of Amazon’s capabilities in designing and manufacturing customised systems, the client invited Amazon to be their supplier of choice for this particular project. To fully meet the customer requirements Amazon provided 10 off 89 Series housings with an internal finish of 0.8μ Ra fitted with DuoMesh stainless steel lined mesh baskets. Additionally vacuum jackets were required on all filters to maintain the low operating temperature. This system was fully compatible with the CIP system liquid (12% Caustic solution at 85°C) and met the further requirement of enabling recovery of any product remaining in the system at the end of the process.
Benefits for the filter user
Amazon Filters is a leading European provider of process filtration equipment and therefore was able to provide a unique product to this customer and meet all their specific technical and regulatory requirements.
This flexible and adaptable approach helped ensure that a minimum of local engineering resource was required to commission the process on time and on budget.