Noting that breweries can’t accomplish their goals without the use of steam, Clayton Industries launched its 500 BHP Steam Generator and feedwater skid. Comprised of three critical components — a positive displacement pump, a helical steel coil heat exchanger and a mechanical steam separator — the compact generator delivers four key advantages for companies in the beverage industry, the company says. These include fuel efficiency as the pump and coil create a counterflow heat exchanger that is more fuel efficient than a traditional boiler, the company says. Meanwhile, dry steam from the mechanical steam separator guarantees 99.5% dry steam, enabling beverage-makers better control process temperatures. Fast response also is an advantage so that the generator can go from cold stand-by to full output in less than 10 minutes, which is ideal for batch processing, it notes. Additionally, unlike traditional firetube boilers, the generator’s inherent design eliminates the possibility of a steam explosion. The company also can provide a completely skid-mounted system with all boiler room components pre-mounted, plumbed and wired so it can be used in brewing, distilling, pasteurizing, clean-in-place, for hot-fill lines, and bottling by beverage companies worldwide. 

Clayton Industries, 17477 Hurley St., City of Industry, Calif. 91744; 800/423-4585;