HRS Heat Exchangers and Kapp Nederland partner with D.E. Master Blenders 1753 to supply superior quality coffee with reduced environmental impact
8 November 2012, News release from HRS Heat Exchangers
HRS Heat Exchangers, a leading heat transfer specialist and Kapp Nederland, a heat transfer consultant together have supplied HRS DTA series heat exchangers to D.E. Master Blenders 1753 for their new pilot plant located in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
D.E. Master Blenders 1753 a leading international coffee and tea company offers an extensive range of high-quality products through well-known brands in both retail and out of home markets.
Based on R&D data from D.E. Master Blenders 1753, Kapp Nederland and HRS heat exchangers designed and manufactured the DTA series heat exchangers for the heating and cooling units in the new pilot plant. The researchers wanted a flexible solution for heating/cooling the produced extract, and the DTA series provides a flexible flow range between 25 till 1200 kg/hr. The shell and tube heat exchangers have been interconnected with manifolds and mounted on a special frame, which allows the heating and cooling units to be situated close to the rest of the extraction unit. The cooling unit duty range is between 2.2 kW and 118 kW.
Pilot plant testing is a risk minimising and performance optimisation activity. It ensures trouble free operation without interrupting production at the main plant. The freeze-drying pilot plant at Utrecht has the ability to conduct complete trials and the unique design of the plant ensures efficient cooling. The pilot plant at D.E. Master Blenders 1753 allows evaluating process parameters before the purchase of an actual pant.
Ideal for food industry applications the DTA series is a tube-in-tube heat exchanger. The product flows through the inner tube and the service fluid through the annulus between the inner and outer tube. Because of its geometry, the DTA heat exchanger is a true counter current heat exchanger.
Commenting on the partnership Tjark de Lange, Managing Director, Kapp Nederland said, "Kapp Nederland has many years of experience offering solutions to customers who are looking to maximise potential opportunities. Through our long-standing relationship with HRS Heat exchangers our heat exchangers have been used for many projects in the food and pharmaceutical industries in the Benelux area. With our in-depth technology and process expertise, Kapp Nederland has facilitated the pilot plant at Utrecht to optimise production and reduce the time to achieve production goals for D.E. Master Blenders 1753".
"We take pride in producing superior quality coffee. An ever-increasing demand for new and better products is driving innovation. To flourish R&D facilities must be cost-effective and efficient. The heat exchangers from HRS and Kapp Nederland allows our new pilot plant to offer customers to try different process variations to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact", according to D.E. Master Blenders 1753.
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