Specifying for industrial-size cooking kettles requires close attention to heating processes, product carried and operating temperature. Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) accredited Inox Fabrications Australia design and manufacture steam jacketed cooking kettles from 250L to 2000L capacity.
The cooking kettles’ heat-up time is effective through design of the lower hemispherical shell, which is constructed from SAF2205 providing longevity for use with steam and is designed in accordance with the pressure vessel code AS1210.
All food contact surfaces are grade 316 and are smooth and crevice free to avoid corrosion. Non-product contact surfaces are grade 304. A grade 316 horizontal scraped surface agitator ensures even distribution of heat throughout the product and reduces burn-on.
The horizontal agitator also provides better mixing, particularly with products containing particulates. The scraper blades are made from food grade engineered plastic which is capable of withstanding high temperatures. When selecting correct material usage, environment in which the equipment is to be used, the type of product and if it contains corrosive elements, the operating temperature and the heating process must be considered. Stainless steel meets these requirements.