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Sanitary Super LabVap® System

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Operation

Feed material is metered into the thin-film evaporator at a steadily controlled rate from the feed tank by a food-grade peristaltic pump.

Upon entering the evaporator, the feed is immediately distributed onto the thermal wall, by the spinning rotor, as an agitated, thin liquid film.  The product is maintained in a turbulent, thin liquid film by the rotor as it travels through the evaporator.  Under these very favorable heat and mass transfer conditions, rapid evaporation occurs and the vapor exits through the top vapor outlet for condensation in a polished shell and tube heat exchanger. The distillate is collected in an Erlenmeyer flask.

The concentrate (bottoms) flows out of the evaporator’s bottom outlet by gravity into an Erlenmeyer flask.

Capacity can be varied by adjusting the feed rate, heating temperature, rotor speed, and/or vacuum to achieve the desired composition result.

Super Sanitary LabVap

Features & Benefits

The LCI Sanitary Super LabVap® is small laboratory thin film evaporator for R&D facilities developing products/processes involving thermal separation of process streams using evaporation in your own facilities. Features include:

  • 0.5 ft2 Heat Transfer area
  • More robust 316SS design compared to glass units
  • Heating temperatures up to 650° Fahrenheit
  • Typical feed rate 2-40 lb/hr
  • Short residence time, low heat history
  • Clean-in-place capabilities
  • Customizable solution
  • Optional 3A Dairy stamp available
  • Great sanitary replacement/upgrade for a rotating glass evaporator

Uses

  • Sanitary food processing
  • Hygienic pharmaceutical (API) concentration
  • Concentration and purification of botanical extracts and fermentation broths
  • Concentrating dairy products
  • Remove solvents from active ingredients (AI)
  • Designs incorporating clean-in-place (CIP) requirements
  • Lecithin Drying

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