New steam peeler at test centre


17 October 2022
Tests and demos of peeling applications carried out.

TOMRA Food has installed a Babcock Wanson VAP600RR Coil Type Steam Boiler into its test centre in Dublin, Ireland, where it is being used to carry out tests and demonstrations for peeling applications.

The VAP600RR is being used at high pressure - 29 bar – to produce steam which is used to peel potatoes and other vegetables. 
The TOMRA Food facility in Ireland is home to the company’s research and development team for steam peeling. From this base, the team of experts host online steam peeling demonstrations, which enable food processors from around the world to be part of the demonstration.

Previously, TOMRA Food used a different type of steam boiler to produce steam for the peeling process, but as its needs evolved, it found the Babcock Wanson VAP600RR Coil Type Steam Boiler, featuring three full gas passes plus an in-built combustion air pre-heater for high operating efficiency, more effective.

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Steam is available from a cold start in as little as three minutes and uses a low volume of water under pressure. It has no requirement for a large pressure vessel, making it fit into the relatively small confines of the test centre and enabling it to be installed locally to the steam user.

Babcock Wanson has supplied the VAP600RR with a full set of ancillaries, including water treatment, feed tank, blowdown vessel and separator. 

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