Pasta cooling

BUCO Falling Film Chiller in use for cooling cooked pasta products

The ice water temperature of 0.5°C of our falling film chiller is the optimal medium for pre-cooling cooked pasta products. Our falling film chillers support you in the use of your process in the processing of cooked pasta through their high performance of the high heat transfer coefficients (up to 2000 W/m² K), easy cleaning possibility through smooth stainless steel surfaces, cleaning during operation without loss of performance, as well as the respective hygiene requirements, as they are completely made of stainless steel.

The process requires that noodles are cooled down to a temperature of 4 °C as quickly as possible after the cooking process. The problem was to find the right solution according to the hygiene regulations. The water comes into direct contact with the cooked pasta. Therefore, stainless steel was the top requirement for this application. The noodles run over a conveyor belt and are cooled before they are moved to the drying line.

Because the water contained small particles from the pasta production, the open trickle film cooler was the ideal solution for this purpose. The water is cooled down to 2 °C, but it can also be brought down to 0.5 °C. All refrigerants can be used to cool the water down to 0.5 °C. The water can also be cooled with glycol on the inside of the Falling Film Plates. Additional requirements of the customer were:

  • Easy maintenance and cleaning of the water distribution tray.
  • Easily removable stainless cover plates for inspection purposes
  • Large and cleanable water collection tank

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