The SATIC system is an intelligent system which monitors and corrects the exchange of energy with the aim of keeping it constant to preserve key processing parameters.
Most modern UHT plants rely on water as the medium to exchange heat in the regeneration of heat.
The control of the medium and product balance is very important. In most cases, it is set according to a recipe or simply a setting that is decided upon at commissioning, often, never to be revisited.
DS Triple has developed our SATIC system to ensure a balanced flow of energy throughout the UHT plant.
This means that a DS Triple plant maintains the correct settings, not just as flow of water against a typical product, but instead it keeps the plant to the set parameters using energy transfer as the setpoint, and thereby provides accurate control without having to go through endless corrections based on trial and error.
Importantly, the parameters are kept stable through-out the run irrespective of changes in the heat-transfer caused during extended runs.
The parameters of the process can be decided by the user and could be homogenization temperature, maximum control of plasmin/pre-denaturation as well as best possible regeneration profile for the plant.
Example 1: SATIC
A DS Triple system equipped with SATIC, where the energy balance is managed and the parameters are preserved. (Note the trim color). The result is control of product quality and energy consumption along with longer, stable runtimes.
Example 2: Non-SATIC
The non-SATIC system, managed. The parameters have slipped, the predenaturation holding tube is no longer effectively helping runtime or plasmin destruction. The energy consumption both for heating and cooling are high due to poor regeneration.