GEA to Showcase Liquid Nitrogen Freezer Pilot Plant at Fi Europe


GEA will showcase a range of solutions for manufacturers of freeze-dried foods, dairy ingredients, and instant coffee during the Fi Europe, which is scheduled to take place between December 3-5, 2019 in Paris, France.

Additionally, GEA experts will be on hand to cover key topics such as hygienic design, product quality, plant efficiency and safety, and how best to achieve the highest quality product results. From standalone equipment to integrated solutions, GEA focuses on solutions that maximize plant flexibility and overall efficiency, while ensuring repeatable processing and product quality.

This year, equipment featured at the booth will include a newly developed GEA liquid nitrogen freezer pilot plant. Designed for fast freezing, the system optimizes the production process and throughput and ensures the ideal conditions for downstream lyophilization of fermentation-derived ingredients.

With the nitrogen freezer pilot plant, customers can rent a unit for small-scale testing at their location before investing in a full-scale industrial plant. Bacterial cultures decay rapidly after fermentation, which makes it  advantageous to have the ability to freeze rapidly and conduct tests onsite next to the fermentation line.

Also featured will be GEA’s trusted Mobile Minor R&D spray dryer, designed to produce small-volume powder samples that can be scaled up to production volumes with the highest levels of accuracy.

“Fi Europe is a key event for GEA. We have extensive experience in the food ingredients sector with a significant number of plants installed for processing and drying of ingredients products. It’s a valuable opportunity for us to come together with our customers and discuss their needs and requirements directly. These discussions shape our offering, so every opportunity to engage with them is of paramount importance,” says Christian Rolf Jacobsen, vice president, GEA.

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