Sterilization retort for canned food products, designed for minimal capital outlay. The retort processes tin cans in saturated steam (no air overpressure during holding). Flood cooling with bottom-inflow/top-outflow (with air overpressure) guarantees good cooling without needing a circulation pump. The retort has the basic kit of control valves plus a bleeder vent to guarantee maximum temperature uniformity, in accordance with US FDA retort regulations.
Direct steam heating
Bleeder vent guarantees temperature uniformity during sterilization
Compressed air overpressure during cooling only
Insulated pressure shell with sheet aluminum cladding
The Universal-A model is designed for a basic set of valves needed to control a saturated steam sterilization process: