Hot Water for Chicken Paw Scalder
A major U.S. Poultry processing company was looking to replace their existing steam injection heater for chicken paw scalder & CIP washdown applications. They were experiencing steam cavitation & temperature controls issues, along with excessive cleaning cycles, with their DSI units. The temperature control issue was impacting quality control as over spec temperatures on their paw scalding line was “graying” the product. Conventional DSI heaters were not able to handle the steam turndown & variable water flow requirements due to initial system start-up (High steam demand) and then trim temperatures (low steam demand) during daily operations & cleaning. A PSX Inline heater was selected and installed on the re-circ line prior to the Hot Water tank. Proper temperature control has eliminated product quality issues in the scalding process. The PSX Heater’ wide turn down range for both liquid & steam has stabilized the hot water loop and allowed rapid response for start-up, daily operations, and plant sanitizing during clean-up operations. The Internally Modulated steam control design of the PSX has also eliminated steam cavitation problems during low steam demand periods.