Flash pasteuriser for beer Microbiological safety


When producing beer and juices, thermal product treatment is a crucial factor for extending the product’s shelf-life. With the VarioFlash family, Krones already has flash pasteurisers in its portfolio, which particularly excel in terms of low energy and water consumption, as well as meeting the stringent requirements for product quality and microbiological safety.

In order to heat up the product particularly gently and safely, the flash pasteurisers are equipped with sliding PU control and an adapted hot-water circuit. This ensures that the buffering capacity is utilised to the full and compliance with the heat-up temperature is monitored. Innovative processes like express pasteurisation likewise ensure improved beer quality: the heat-holding time is substantially shortened, and simultaneously the heat-up temperature correspondingly increased. In the event of production stops, the patented “Eco-hygienic Sleep Mode” guarantees that energy and water consumption are reduced by up to 90 per cent – without having to compromise on microbiological safety.

Krones’ VarioFlash B flash pasteuriser ensures microbiologically safe filling of beer. With an output from 18 to 600 hectolitres per hour, it is aimed at both large breweries and craft brewers or breweries running small batches. The VarioFlash B can be combined with bottle or can fillers, but also with lines for filling kegs.

The small variant of the VarioFlash B has been designed specifically for small breweries, and is particularly well suited for the output range from 18 to 45 hectolitres per hour. Thanks to its compact size, the entire flash pasteuriser fits inside just one container, thus perceptibly facilitating installation and commissioning. The small dimensions score highly in terms of further advantages: the horizontal buffer tank ensures that the output is automatically adjusted in the event of production fluctuations, thus minimising product losses and media consumption. In addition, the reduced number of components, in conjunction with sturdy engineering ensuers reduced maintenance costs.