TEC Square applies its “straight-through” principle to its design of standardization plants as well, our “7-in-1 Processing” technology. We prefer to store a product only if it is absolutely necessary. For this purpose we provide an energy efficient solution from raw milk storage straight to and including pre-evaporation. Our design does the following operations in one step:
- Fat standardization +/- <0.03%
- Protein standardization +/- <0.03%
- Milk clarification
- WPNI heat treatment (low, medium, high heat)
- Integrated legal pasteurization
- Pre-concentration of product (up to 35% TS)
- Cooling of pre-concentrate, condensate & raw cream
These 7 processes are further optimized to use less energy. This is mainly possible as we reuse energy stored in the product to a maximum. Provided that the raw milk temperature is less than 5°C, we do not require any chilled water for normal operation.
High savings on Capital Expenditure and Operational Costs
Characteristics and advantages of 7-in-1 Processing
Our solution requires less processing equipment, which in turn requires less building volume.
Straight through processing
TEC Square provides an integrated process solution from raw milk storage directly to pre-concentrate storage.
We provide in-line pre-evaporation with maximum balanced heat recuperation. We store pre-evaporate at temperatures < 8°C, using incoming raw milk at 5°C as a cooling medium. Further raw cream and “cow” water is cooled down to 10 and 12°C respectively allowing a prolonged storage time before usage or treatment.
TEC Square does not use steam injection and flash cooling to have quick heat treatment. We prefer heat treatment through plate heat exchanger technology.
Heat Treatment specific for each product
Heat treatment is done with plate heat exchangers, which are flexible by nature.
CIP Planned every 10-12 hours
We do not believe in long running times. As such we do not use steam injection as heat treatment. We prefer smooth and efficient running conditions with intermediate cleaning afterwards.