A DUE manufactures stainless steel AISI 304 and AISI 316 tanks, with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 40,000 litres, for the storage of finished drink before sending it to the filler.
For the intermediate storage of drinks to be treated aseptically, A DUE proposes the aseptic tank (EASY.ATK).
EASY.ATK is an aseptic buffer tank with relative accessories placed between the pasteurizer and the filler to compensate for the micro stops of the filler without losing product sterility.
EASY.ATK is sterile because it is sanitized, sterilized with steam at 140°C, fed with sterile product coming from the pasteurizer and kept overpressurized through the sterile gases supplied by the nitrogen-steam panel.
It is cooled with special external jackets to avoid product contamination.
The tank is designed in accordance with PED standards to resist the absolute vacuum and sterilization pressures.
The pressure inside the EASY.ATK must always be greater than 200 millibars to avoid air infiltration from the outside with the consequent risk of loss in sterility.
For this purpose an automatic pressurization control system is included which maintains the recipe parameters.
The aseptic storage system also features: connection valves to the sterilizer and filler and optional accessories such as magnetic drag stirrers, a dedicated CIP and a stand-alone electric panel.