The Boutelje Pasteuriser can be supplied with or without moisture reduction 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.
"When it came time to set-up our own extraction room, we utilized Boutelje equipment. Peter was able to give us good advice on a cost effective solution to support our current volume, as well as plan for future expansion. We went from first equipment delivery to signed off RMP in 20 days, quick turnaround on support requests during our early days was crucial to our success. "
Mike Everly - Forest and Bees Native Honey