Spirax Sarco

Solutions for Steam Systems in the Food and Beverage Industries

Spirax Sarco has 100 years' expertise in providing steam system solutions across all industries, including the food and beverage sectors.

We can advise you on improvements to your plant that will often result in dramatic cost savings, improved production rates and lower fuel usage, which will lower your emissions footprint while increasing profits.

Blanching, peeling, cooking, coating, distillation, evaporation, pasteurisation, dehydration, extrusion, shrink wrapping - steam plays a part in a large number of food processes, from preparation and processing to preservation and packaging. Few familiar food brands reach the consumer without steam playing some part in their manufacture.

Below are just a few of the many products and systems that we currently supply to the food and beverage industries.

Balanced-pressure steam traps

The BT6 316L stainless-steel balanced-pressure steam trap is specifically designed for hygienic applications including steam barriers, CIP / SIP and process vessel drainage, sterilisers and autoclaves, and culinary steam mains drainage. The body is crevice-free, self draining and available with a surface finish of up to 0.4µm. A high-capacity version is available.

Balanced-pressure thermostatic steam traps adjust automatically to varying steam pressures. They offer excellent air venting characteristics during plant start-up and during normal operation, and have large discharge capacities for their size. The robust design of the internals gives a good life expectancy.

Clean service control valves

The STERI-TROL is a pneumatically actuated two-port angle-pattern clean service control valve suitable for a wide range of applications in the food, brewing and beverage industries. We offer a comprehensive selection of control valves to meet every application, including:

  • Self-acting temperature control
  • Self-acting pressure control
  • Piston actuated
  • Ball valves
  • Globe valves
  • General service, special service and severe service

Steam heat-exchange units

The EasiHeat? compact steam heat-exchange unit covers a wide range of domestic and process hot water duties from 110kW to 1,800kW. The skid-mounted core unit, which occupies only 1.2m³ of space, incorporates precisely matched components based around an Alfa Laval TS6M plate heat exchanger.

Steam heat-exchange units allow heat to pass from a primary heat source to a secondary fluid without direct contact; the two main steam-to-water types are 'shell and tube' and 'plate' heat exchangers.

Ball float steam traps

The FTS14 is an austenitic stainless-steel ball float steam trap with an integral automatic air vent suitable for use on steam systems up to 14bar. The trap offers excellent corrosion resistance and a positive aesthetic appearance. It is suitable for sterilisers, autoclaves, process vessels and heat exchangers.

The FTS14 ball float steam trap is compact and versatile, and can work efficiently on both light and heavy condensate loads. Its discharge capacity is high and continuous, ensuring maximum heat transfer. An integral air vent is fitted as standard and a steam lock release is an option.

Direct in-line variable area flowmeters

The Spirax Sarco direct in-line variable area flowmeter (DIVA) has been designed as an ideal system for any steam energy management scheme or steam flowmetering application, from monitoring and targeting initiatives to control applications. The low-cost integrated unit offers high turndown and simple digital commissioning without the need for additional equipment or DP transmitters.

Condensate contamination detection system

Process condensate is an important source of energy, water and boiler chemical savings. The condensate contamination detection (CCD) system monitors the conductivity of condensate being returned to the boiler and diverts contaminated condensate to a drain.

On-site services for steam system solutions

Spirax Sarco provides world-class system audits, on-site product analysis and, if necessary, repairs commissioning, trouble shooting and steam boiler turnkey project management. Our aim is to be the solution provider of choice to the food and beverage markets by providing engineered solutions that improve productivity while lowering your carbon footprint.

Contact Details

Spirax Sarco (Pty) Ltd
14 Forge Street
NSW 2148
Australian Capital Territory
+61 9852 3100 (if calling from outside Australia)
1300 SPIRAX (774 729)
+61 2 9831 8519

Available White Papers


Steam Boiler Feedwater Storage Technology 15 August 2017 This paper describes best practice for boiler feedwater system design and operation for owners and operators of boiler plant.


Brewery Cutting Carbon Footprint With Spirax Sarco Maintenance Contract 15 August 2017 Daniel Thwaites Brewery is enjoying estimated energy savings of more than £30,000 per year through a three-year steam trap management contract with Spirax Sarco.


The Role of Water Treatment in the Effective Operation of Steam Systems 02 December 2015 In even a relatively small country such as the UK, raw water quality varies considerably from region to region.


Helping Safeguard Both Food and Worker Safety 04 November 2015 A food processing plant in Napoleon, OH, processes vegetables such as tomatoes, celery, parsley, lettuce, spinach and carrots in various soups and juices distributed across the US.


Engineered Systems Packages Excel in Superheat Roaster Condensate System 05 October 2015 A century old Chicago wholesale chocolate manufacturer needed a condensate recovery system for a new roaster.