Ready Foods uses turnkey cooling system from HRS

02 July 2019

Ready Foods, a US manufacturer of soups and sauces, has cut the time it takes to chill one of its core products by a third, thanks to a turnkey cooling system from HRS Heat Exchangers that is ideal for viscous materials.

HRS’ turnkey solution for Ready Foods comprises a transfer pump to move the product from the cook kettles into the balance tank; a balance tank to receive and mix both recycled and new incoming product; a BP-6 hydraulic pump to push product through the system; a pre-cooler, consisting of 10 AS Series triple-tubes as the pre-cooling exchanger; the final cooler, comprising two Unicus scraped surface heat exchangers; and finally, a three-way valve which sends product into the filler tank or back to the balance tank. HRS also supplied auxiliary equipment, including a cleaning-in-place (CIP) system and a steam-powered hot water set.

The cooling system was commissioned in September 2018 and has been operating successfully ever since.