Cooker_Rotary_FMC_PhotoCrateless Retort – Canned Products, Retort System, Continuous

Industry: Fruit and Vegetables (3114) Meat (NAICS 3116)

NAICS process:

 

311421 Canned Fruit and Vegetables

311422 Canned Specialty Products

311612 Meat Processed from Carcasses

 

Process Brief: Canned products are sterilized by heat after they are sealed

 

Energy source: Steam/Natural Gas

 

Energy Intensity: 100-300 Btu/lb

 

Retort systems sterilize canned products after they are sealed. A continuous crateless retort system is basically a group of batch retort ovens. Loading and unloading of the ovens is coordinated to achieve a continuous operation. Large-scale factories may have 100 retort ovens, although continuous processing can be achieved with as few as four ovens.

 

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Manufacturers

 

FMC FoodTech Chicago

200 East Randolph

Chicago, IL 60601

Telephone: 312-861-6000

 

Web site: www.fmctechnologies.com

 

 

 

 

Source: Overview GRI-03/0075; FMC Photos and graphics from http://www.fmctechnologies.com/upload/rotaryatmospheric(pdf,411kb).pdf 3/2007;