Today, to keep pace with changing taste and lifestyle of consumers, lemonade concentrate and fruit concentrate companies are incorporating sophisticated technologies to deliver quality products in the market.
Every process is performed to ensure that all food products reach the consumer with the right flavour, shape and longer shelf life.
Humidity during concentrate processing, packaging or storage often plays a party spoiler role. Thus, humidity control is essential in food industry in the areas like storage, production, packaging, processing and low temperature drying.
In processing powdery foods, especially health foods like lemonade concentrate, concentrate fruit, protein supplements, soup powders, cocoa as well as gelatines, dehydrated soft drink concentrate, instant coffee powders, etc. the presence of moisture in the surrounding air can cause lumping and caking of food concentrate. It causes the tiny particles to stick or cluster together, thus inhibiting their free flow in the manufacturing or packaging process.
Many granular or powdered materials are transferred to packaging via high velocity air streams. This process is commonly referred to as pneumatic conveying or just airveying. Highly hygroscopic materials like sugar, flour, starches, beverage and food powders makes humidity control a crucial element of materials handling systems. The transportation of powdered, granulated or flaked material by high velocity airstreams can significantly be improved by drying the air.
In addition, the presence of moisture in the air may interfere with the operation of the processing machine, thus obstructing the free and easy movement of the foodstuff. Obviously, if moisture affects the food and the machinery in this fashion, then there must be some solution for this problem.
The solution to this moisture problem lies in surrounding the processing and manufacturing area with dry air.
|Operation / Process||Tem. °C||°F||Humidity RH (%)|
|Fruit Powder Handling||20-22||68-72||35|
|Instant Coffee Creamer mfg./pkg.||26||79||25|
|Tomato Powder Production||19-23||66-73||25-35|
|Citrus crystal packaging||27||81||15|
|Dry Soup Packaging||21||70||20|
|Energy Food Packaging||25||77||40-45|
|Instant Coffee Packaging||26||79||20|
|Milk Powder Packaging||22-25||72-77||35-40|
|Cracker & Wafer Packaging||21-29||70-84||35-40|
|Powdered Drink Mix Packaging||21||70||20|
|Confectionery – Starch Rooms||21-24||70-75||30-35|
|Cooling of Spray Dried Milk Powder||10||50||35-40|
|Whey Powder Manufacturing / Storage||21-26||70-79||15-30|
All these conditions can be effectively maintained by using Bry-Air desiccant dehumidifier.
The solution lies in dehumidifying the air. Bry-Air desiccant dehumidification systems ensure optimum humidity control as required by the process and are dependable, efficient and versatile. Dehumidification allows smooth powder flow even during periods of high humidity. A few of our reputed clients are Kellogg’s, Wrigley, Cadbury, Nestle, Unilever… the list is endless.
Today, Bry-Air has become synonymous with moisture and humidity control. With over 25,000 installations and nearly 50 years of application engineering experience, we are recognized universally as a company that delivers when it comes to providing solutions for humidity control and complete environment control solutions.