Weetabix steam extract system

Condensation and high humidity problems addressed through the installation of an upgrade steam extract plant

The Outcomes:

  • Our solution was approved by the operators
  • Moisture levels in the extrusion area were reduced to acceptable levels
  • Condensation on the building structure was eliminated
  • Cross-contamination risk was eliminated

The Challenge:

Steam was being generated during the extrusion process, leading to condensation on the building structure and process equipment and high humidity conditions for operators.

There was also the risk of product contamination from condensation droplets.

The Solution:

We worked with the plant operators to come up with a design that would efficiently capture steam, whilst retaining the necessary access required and complying with hygienic construction standards.

We provided a full stainless steel trial unit for approval, but kept the existing system operational for as long as possible.