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AIR STEAM
Quality, safety and specific applications

Steriflow is recognized as one of the air steam experts. Our numerous references have enabled us to become a major player in this field all the while developing our expertise. This process is well-adapted for the treatment of PVC pouches with solution, and enables refrigeration by dry air circulation.

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Function of the Static monofan Air Steam

Filled retort baskets are inserted into the STERISTEAM. The door is closed then locked automatically through a hydraulic cylinder. The door is mechanically blocked throughout the entire cycle.

Pre-heating of the enclosure is carried out by direct-steam-injection. Pre-heating temperature can be adjusted ((e.g. 100°C – 0.2 bar) and air vent valve open. Adjustable period (e.g. 5 minutes).

Heating phase can be started. Heat is produced in the enclosure by direct-steam-injection. Dissemination will be made between each basket. Graduated acting steam valve opening is monitored by MPI until the set temperature is reached, for instance 121°C. In this heating-up phase, the fan is on. The operation of the fan is continually monitored. Condensates are stored in the lower part of the enclosure.

Once the scheduled duration of the bearing comes to an end : pre-cooling starts. It is performed by injecting cold water in the vessel via two lateral spray headers. This water accumulates at the lower section in addition to the condensates previously accumulated. The water level is controlled by a radar level and managed by MPI.

Once the set temperature is reached, final cooling is carried out by cascading recycled water on the load.

How does the cascading system operates ? Recycled water is made with steam condensate previously accumulated in previous phases as well as water make up. The mixture is pumped at the sterilizer lower section through the secondary circuit of an external heat exchanger (plates and gaskets), and returned on water distributor laid out on top of the load to cool.

Function of the Static monofan Air Steam

Technical specifications :

Standard sizes :

  • 1300 mm
  • 1450 mm
  • 1600 mm
  • 1800 mm,
  • 2000 mm,
*We also have the capacity to adapt to your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Benefits :

  • Safety door
  • Perfect reproducibility of programmed cycles
  • Homogeneity of treatment with a powerful fan
  • A proven and reliable design with all common diameters
  • Powerful cooling system to optimize the cycle time
  • Ability to dry product at the end of the cycle
Our company has clear guidelines essentially based on strong design. Studies have been carried out to provide safe equipment.

  • Back pressure programming cycle :
Compressed air is injected into the autoclave, this is a back pressure. It allows to program pressure cycle defined by the type of package to avoid damaging. Compressed air is directly injected to avoid deformation.

  • The cooling capacity :
Steristream has a powerful pump coupled with high flows of cascading water. It provides shorter cycles more homogeneous compared to other Air Steam retorts on the market. All products within the autoclave are treated the same wherever they are located. Reducing time cycles also provides better operating performance.

  • Radar level :
Allows to accurately control the volume of water at the cooling phase.

  • MPI Expert :
Due to the GAMP high performance user friendly control panel, the parameters are saved automatically. A complete solution that includes control, registering as well as a digital synoptic.

Types of packaging or products :

  • Bags of saline solution,
  • Blister pack.
To define within the parameters required, please contact our teams of experts for advice.

Applications