La planta de prueba para verificar pequeñas cantidades permite determinar, con la mayor precisión posible, la posibilidad de desarrollo de un determinado producto y el procedimiento para ello.
La planta para el tratamiento aséptico de los productos resulta idónea para simular la producción industrial de productos líquidos utilizando distintas tecnologías y diseñando la capacidad de ampliación. Esto permite al fabricante realizar cálculos efectivos y garantiza la repetibilidad para la producción en serie. Distintas opciones térmicas
provide flexibility in the choice of product technology. The production output of the mini pilot UHT plant ranges between 50 and 200 l/h, depending on product viscosity.
The mini pilot UHT plant is equipped with single-tube heat exchangers with a clear diameter of 8–12 mm, which can be variably connected among each other. Due to the specific single tube heat exchangers in different nominal widths the indirect heating equipment can reflect real production conditions as closely as possible.
One or two supply tanks (optionally fitted with an agitator) can also be selected. The plant is equipped with a regenerative circuit and two independent heat exchangers as standard. This concept allows you to carry out testing for various products. A non-aseptic or/and an aseptic homogenizer can also be integrated in the process.
A direct module is also available but can only be used in combination with the indirect mini pilot UHT plant described above. It is equipped with a direct steam injector. A product pump with a second injector can be connected in series as an option. This makes it possible to minimize the heat load. The direct module also includes an optimized infusor tank with another product pump for controlling the level in the tank. It also comprises a flash tank, executed as a vacuum deaerator with a centrifugal pump connected to it, including all vacuum components and vapor cooling.
The mini UHT direct module is operated from the switch cabinet for the indirect mini pilot UHT plant.
The automation level is also restricted to controlling product output and heating temperature; all the other processes and (usually) CIP sequences are operated manually.