For world-leading equipment manufacturer and food processing industry supplier Heat and Control, its latest oil filtration technology creates safer and more efficient food manufacturing lines. This story was first published in Food & Drink Business May/June 2020.

The OilSaver Filtration System is a new addition to its Oil Management System line-up.

According to Heat and Control, the OilSaver extends the life of frying oil with continuous high efficiency filtration down to 10 microns. It preserves frying oil quality by removing solids (like coating, crumbs) using high efficiency filtration during production while the fryer is in use.

Heat and Control director of product development James Padilla says the OilSaver advances the company’s oil filtration capabilities as well as providing a safer option for manufacturing facilities.

The OilSaver can be used with any fryer and keeps frying oil in good condition for coated protein products, peanuts, snack foods, appetisers, and other fried foods, the manufacturer says.

Its vacuum technology means there is no chance of spraying hot oil from the system.

It also accommodates up to 227 litres (60 gallons) per minute in a small area. The dry cake discharge recovers large quantities of oil and returns the recovered oil back to the fryer.

Padilla says that every component of Heat and Control’s oil management solutions is designed to maximise oil quality and improve energy efficiency.

“With advanced control over oil heating, filtration, transfer, cooling, and storage, as well as rapid oil turnover rate, you’ll be able to create fresh and delicious products.”

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