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The Boutelje Pasteuriser can be supplied with or without moisture equipment.

The system can be used inline to the honey extraction or honey can be processed from previously drummed honey.


The system works as follows:


Honey is heated in three stages

22 - 35 degrees using a shelll and tube heat exchanger.

35 - 45 First stage plate heat exchange

45 - 71 degrees Final stage plate heat exchange.


The honey is sprayed into a vacuum chamber where some of the water in the honey steams off .

The steam is condensed back into water and collected. The video below shows the actual water that has been removed from the honey. We have water removal rates for varying honey throughputs - up to 1.8% per "effect".

We can do multiple effect systems to remove greater quantities.

Honey that exits the vacuum chamber is returned to the heat exchanger where it is cooled by regenerative cooling to below 30 deg C.

We do this to save energy.

It is important to supply honey as clean as possible to the processing unit, to minimise the risk of picking up the flavour of any wax that may still remain

in the honey.

See the Boutelje Filter Centrifuge - it is very good at removing the last particles of wax out of the honey.

A coarse filter is recommended prior to the plate heat exchanger - just in case a bee manages to get into the honey during handling.

The system is scalable to suit your operation.



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"We bought an automatic honey loosener two years ago and have had very few problems and if there are any issues or tweaks that need to be done Peter Boutelje's team are very helpful to talk us through it. The yearly service that they do on the machine gives you peace of mind for the up and coming season. Thank you for the excellent service. "
Matt - Golden Flow Apiaries