What are the steps to Launching a production line of high quality hot break tomato paste in Sweden? What is the most important device in the process of preparing cold break tomato paste?
The process of making quality hot tomato paste in Sweden
Mechanized machines are used to make quality hot tomato paste in Sweden. The process of producing tomato paste using pre-heating is done in two ways:
1. Hot Break Hot Break
2. Cold Break
The only difference between the two methods is the amount of heat given to the tomato.
Hot break as its name implies. In this method, tomatoes are pre-cooked at a temperature between 95-90 degrees. This causes a complete loosening of the tomato tissue. Therefore, when filtering, some of the fruit or tomato tissue is separated along with its water (it is said that its viscosity is higher), which naturally produces a paste with a higher viscosity. Due to the fact that tomatoes should be pre-cooked at a higher temperature. Therefore, it should be noted that at this temperature we may suffer burns, so the burn agent should be removed or reduced from the system. This operation is done with a vacuum tank (made of stainless steel) to reduce the bubbles in chopped tomatoes. The hot-break heating system, like most indirect heat exchangers in the food industry, is of the shell & tube type. Due to the fact that the converter is of shell & tube type. Therefore, an all-steel centrifugal pump is used to generate the flow. Due to the above, hot breakers are usually relatively more expensive than other types.
Coldbreak, as its name implies, preheating in this method is done at a lower temperature than the previous method (hot break) (at a temperature of 75 degrees). Therefore, due to the low pre-cooking temperature, there is little need for a vacuum system to prevent burns. Also, due to the low temperature of pre-heating operation, tomato tissues did not pass through the strainer. As a result, tomato juice and the obtained paste have a lower viscosity. Like other converters in the food industry, the cold break cooker is in shell & tube, but in series. Because less material is used in 4 out of 7 cold breakers. Therefore, their price is much cheaper than hot break.
The most important device in setting up a tomato paste production line
One of the main and most important devices when setting up a tomato paste production line is the preheater. This device is needed during the production of hot and cold tomato paste. In the continuation of this article, we mention its technical specifications and mechanism of operation:
Material: stainless steel
Dimensions (length × diameter): 600 × 45 cm
Number of tanks: 2 pcs
Capacity: 300 to 500 tons in 24 hours
Power: 20 kW
Error outline Features
Has a vacuum system
Unique design with tube & tube operating system, usable in both hot-break and cold-break processes
Very low maintenance costs
No cessation of production for a long time and no need for constant cleaning
High efficiency heat exchanger
Easy to use with automation system and automatic monitoring system The preheater uses the tube & tube heating model (tube & tube) to pre-cook tomatoes. Pipe-in-pipe system means using two concentric pipes. The tomatoes are in the inner tube and the water vapor supplied by the boiler is flowing in the outer tube. Tomatoes are indirectly exposed to water vapor and heated by passing through preheater tubes. This method of preheating was very efficient. And without burning the tomatoes, it softens their texture to facilitate the continuation of the production process.