Tricom validating machine
Typically welders join sanitary process piping by autogenous welding in a singlepass butt weld.Orbital Welding Equipment At the Conaprole plant, operators used the gas-tungsten-arc welding (GTAW) process with orbital welding equipment from Arc Machines, Inc., Pacoima, CA.They welded process piping that handles the product, CIP (clean-in-place) piping that distributes cleaning solutions, a CIP transfer panel, and a 6 in. Orbital welding using the GTAW process works either as a fusion (autogenous) process to fuse the ends of the joint together without the addition of filler metal, or by adding a wire filler metal.This is because orbital welds are generally smoother than comparable manual welds on the inside of the tube.The smoothness eliminates crevices that could entrap the product and make cleaning and sanitation problematic.This project involved a joint venture between Tricom from Holland who designed the plant, MBL from New Zealand who supplied the process equipment, and Lincomax, from Uruguay, the installing contractor.As part of the comprehensive plan to design and install a state-of-the-art facility, the engineers specified orbital welding equipment.From Liquid to Powder The process of making powdered milk is complex, requiring tight control of temperatures and pressures for every part of the process.
The spray dries as it falls through the center of a series of large coils filled with hot oil. As the flakes continue to fall, cooling coils bring the flakes to room temperature.Workers collect and package the powdered milk at ground level.